Thunder Returns to Central Oklahoma

Close CG strike near the Kingfisher Airport

Thunderstorms returned to the state during the afternoon and evening of the 10th.  I observed very intense lightning for several hours in Kingfisher and Canadian Counties.  The image posted here was of a strike about 300 yards away in a field near the Kingfisher Airport.

Despite the numerous storms around the area… the drought continues in Okarche.  We only received 0.07 of an inch of precipitation which brings our yearly total to 22.49 inches.  Normal to date is 31.40 inches (8.91 inches below).  There is little chance of rain during the next week.