Boise City in the Panhandle has had 3.7 inches of rain since Oct. 1, 2010 – yes, 2010, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
With the release of the new U.S. Drought Monitor map this morning, there should be little surprise that exceptional and extreme drought continue their march to the east.OKC West: 1.49″
Most of central Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, is now covered by the exceptional drought category. We recommended those changes despite the 3″ of rain that has fallen this month at Will Rogers Airport. Typical of summer rains, that generous total is very localized and an outlier. Our OKC Mesonet stations have received just a tad less.
OKC North: 0.35″
OKC East: 1.22″
For July thus far, the Mesonet stations at Burneyville, Ringling and Walters have yet to receive a drop of rainfall, putting things in perspective. Through July 28, the month is ranked as the third driest such period back to 1921 with an average of 0.63″, 1.84″ below normal. Driest? 1980.
The water year to date (Oct 1-July 28) now ranks as the driest such period on record going back to 1921 across the state.By region, it’s also the driest such period back to 1921 for the Panhandle, N. Central, W. Central, Central and Southwest climate divisions.
Climate Div. Total Dep. from Normal Pct of Normal Rank since 1921
Panhandle 6.26″ -10.12″ 38% 1st driest
N. Central 12.36″ -12.72″ 49% 1st driest
Northeast 23.23″ -10.37″ 69% 10th driest
W. Central 9.76″ -13.30″ 42% 1st driest
Central 14.97″ -15.95″ 48% 1st driest
E. Central 26.98″ -10.89″ 71% 12th driest
Southwest 10.40″ -14.04″ 43% 1st driest
S. Central 16.08″ -17.68″ 48% 3rd driest
Southeast 29.31″ -13.89″ 68% 7th driest
Statewide 16.45″ -13.31″ 55% 1st driest
And, Boise City has received 3.7″ of rain since October 1, 2010.