Widespread heavy rainfall occurred around the middle of the month. About half of the area saw amounts of one to two inches – with the other half seeing between two and three inches.
Not a lot to show for early January – but in climatological terms, it’s the driest month of the year. Things look to change this upcoming weekend, and everyone is likely to be above average by the 16th.
It’s sad that 0.15 of an inch puts a station in a run away lead, but that has been the theme for too long now. Thanks to all the dedicated CoCoRaHS observers that have continued to take observations during this long and dull weather period. Have a great Christmas and hopefully a wetter 2017!
Most of the area continues to be classified as being in some stage of drought. A light to moderate rain event on the 3rd and 4th gave most people between 1/3 and 2/3′s of an inch. The heaviest precipitation fell in Canadian County where amounts pushed one inch.
There were a few little periods of light rain, but November finished the month about the way it started – below average. Most of the area is now considered as being in moderate drought.
No excessive rainfall for the area, but far better than most did in October. About half of our reporting stations received around an inch of rain or better, with the heaviest precipitation across Canadian, Logan and Payne counties.