Drought Continues in OKC, but 2006 was better…

End of year for 2006 indicates the drought continued for another year. Total rainfall was 27.84 inches, with normal being 35.85 inches. However, in 2005 we got 23.60 inches, so this is 4.24 inches better (wetter).

Winter 2006-2007 has seen much wetter conditions, when compared to 2005-2006. The temperatures seem to shows this with more moderation this season. This is not to say there haven’t been warm does this season, but not like the 2005-2006. On January 1, 2006, the high temperature in Oklahoma City was 77F. This season we did have a warm period from December 11-16, with a record high of 76F on December 16, 2006. So, these variations do occur. The forecast for the first week in January 2007 indicates temperatures a little above normal, but not in the 60s/70s.

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Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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