2013 Drought Update

Published 03/04 2013 05:50PM

Updated 03/04 2013 05:52PM

Once again this year, Texoma is in the catch 22 situation for weather. We desperately want heavy rain, which in spring usually means severe weather, which we don't want. 

But thanks to the rain we have had this year, there has been slight improvement for some counties in the drought report. So far this year we have had 2.68 inches of rain offcially in Wichita Falls, which is just about dead on for our average for the first 2 months. 

But with the drought that's gripped us for several years, we need more than average to help much in the long term picture. If you've planted onions or other early crops, you know the ground is still really dry and soaks up any rain that falls very quick. 

Wichita and Archer counties have now moved from the highest drought category, exceptional, to the next highest--extreme. Jack, Hardeman and Foard have moved down from extreme to severe. Childress County has moved from severe to moderate.

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