A wet year in Eastern Oklahoma

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
948 AM CDT WED JUN 18 2008

…WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD CONTINUES ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA…

THE YEAR 2008 REMAINS THE WETTEST ON RECORD IN TULSA…SO FAR. AS OF MIDNIGHT TODAY THE 34.72 INCHES OF RAIN RECORDED AT THE TULSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS THE MOST EVER RECEIVED THROUGH JUN 17TH. OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA HAVE BEEN INUNDATED WITH HEAVY RAINS AS WELL. THE OKLAHOMA CLIMATOLOGICAL SURVEY IN NORMAN CURRENTLY CLASSIFIES 2008 AT THE 2ND WETTEST YEAR EVER FOR ALL OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA…THE 7TH WETTEST FOR EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA…AND THE 9TH WETTEST FOR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

THE IMPACTS OF THE PROLONGED RAINFALL HAVE BEEN WIDESPREAD. MANY OF THE LARGER CORPS OF ENGINEERS LAKE PROJECTS ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING HIGH WATER CONDITIONS. URBAN FLOODING HAS CAUSED DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES…AS WELL AS PRESENTING A HAZARD TO TRAFFIC. MANY AGRICULTURAL LANDS HAVE BEEN UNDER WATER RECENTLY…DAMAGING HAY CROPS AND POSSIBLY DELAYING THE WHEAT HARVEST.

A BREAKDOWN OF RAINFALL IN 2008 FOR SOME SELECTED CITIES…

LOCATION 2008 RAINFALL *

JAY 41.82 INCHES
NOWATA 38.58 INCHES
HASKELL 37.20 INCHES
CLAYTON 36.89 INCHES
TALIHINA 36.19 INCHES
PORTER 35.78 INCHES
INOLA 35.72 INCHES
TAHLEQUAH 35.51 INCHES
OKMULGEE 34.56 INCHES
PAWNEE 34.40 INCHES

*DATA COURTESY OF THE OKLAHOMA CLIMATOLOGICAL SURVEY

SOME LAKE LEVEL INFORMATION ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA…

LAKE PERCENT FULL OF FLOOD CONTROL POOL *

FT. GIBSON 79 PERCENT
HUDSON 73 PERCENT
OOLOGAH 73 PERCENT
PENSACOLA (GRAND) 69 PERCENT
COPAN 64 PERCENT
KEYSTONE 64 PERCENT
HULAH 63 PERCENT

*DATA COURTESY OF TULSA DISTRICT CORPS OF ENGINEERS

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One Response to A wet year in Eastern Oklahoma

  1. Jessica says:

    Well,seems like this year is really one of the worst year in terms of weather… 🙁

    Thanks for the update!

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