Jack Ingram in 2008 received the Academy of Country Music award for “Best New Male Vocalist” and then he had “Barefoot and Crazy” a very well-played song in summer 2009.
Ingram is scheduled for:
Concert in the Cornfield benefitting Piedmont Tornado Victims Oct. 15 @ F&M Bank/Grady’s 66 Pub
1216 Piedmont Rd, according to Jack Ingram’s website.
Since midnight, Oklahoma Mesonet:
Low temperature since midnight at Oklahoma Mesonet weather network stations: 49 degrees at Kenton, far western Oklahoma panhandle.
High temperature since midnight: 102 degrees at Burneyville, south central Oklahoma.
The amount of exceptional drought (D4) in the state stayed at 66 percent, but the amount of extreme-to-exceptional drought (D3-D4) went from 90 percent to 79 percent. So that area of D3 in eastern Oklahoma dropped by 11 percent.
“It’s not much, but hey, it’s better than nothing,” said Gary McManus of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.
September ends tomorrow and it ended up as a dud for most of the state in its role as the beginning of the secondary rainy season.
The statewide average for September will finish around 1.66″, 2.01 inches below normal or 45 percent of normal.
Very few places in the state reached normal precipitation levels during the month, McManus said.
The Oklahoma Mesonet station at Buffalo in northwest Oklahoma recorded a high temperature of 100 degrees Wednesday.
That brings the count for Buffalo up to 72 days at-or-above 100 degrees for 2011 thus far. The previous record for Buffalo was 68 days, set back in 1954. Data for Buffalo begins in 1907. Grandfield still leads the state with 101 days, a new record for Oklahoma. The previous record was 86 days set at Hollis back in 1956.
Is that the final nail in the 100-degree day coffin? Not necessarily. History shows more than half of the days in October have registered a few hundreds dating back to the 1890s. The latest 100-degree readings I can find in the state came on Halloween at Kingfisher way back in 1899 and at Temple in 1907.
1909-1918: For Oklahoma, this period remains the 10 driest consecutive years since 1900. This drought was much more severe in the main body of the state. The Panhandle precipitation was much more variable than that across the rest of the state. Those wet years in the Panhandle actually helped to produce the coming Dust Bowl drought two decades later by giving the High Plains farmer a false sense of a wetter climate, said Gary McManus of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.
1931-41: The Dust Bowl (“Dirty Thirties”) drought of the 1930s was mostly a Northern Plains/High Plains drought. This decade of drought was actually a series of smaller droughts combined into the larger event. The interspersed rainy periods were not enough to alleviate the damage done by the longer drought periods. Again, you could compare the Panhandle precipitation history just shown to that of the main body of the state. The Dust Bowl drought was clearly the drought of record in the Panhandle (High Plains) region. The final nail in this drought’s coffin in Oklahoma was the October 1941 rains, and that month is still the wettest month (of any month) in Oklahoma’s recorded climate history with a statewide average of 11.32 inches.
1950-56: Statistically the drought of record for the main body of the state, this drought was focused on the Southern Plains. For Texas, this was their society-changing drought. Oklahoma is unfortunate enough to get the worst of the impacts from both the 1930s and 1950s drought. Dust Bowl conditions did not return with this drought thanks to improved farming/conservation practices learned in the 1930s. Not having the entire High Plains of North America plowed and waiting for the wind helped tremendously. This drought was broken by the deluges of 1957, still the wettest year in Oklahoma’s recorded climate history with a statewide average of 48.21 inches.