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Livestock Wx for Feb. 23, 2018: Rain will continue through weekend and most of next week but it’s missing the areas needing it most.
A lot of rain has fallen over parts of Southeast Oklahoma and Northwest Texas over the past week. The image below shows the areas that received at least 2 inches of rain (green) and in some spots over 5 inches (yellow to red).
However, rain totals decreased rapidly further west. The drought-stricken Texas Panhandle and the western third of Oklahoma only received up to 1/2 inch, if that much.
This pattern looks like it will continue through the weekend into early next week with several more inches of rain possible. Unfortunately, the 7-day accumulated rainfall forecast shows the western parts of both Oklahoma and Texas will once again miss most of the needed rain over the coming week.
After a few active weeks, it looks like the weather will settle down towards the end of the month and into early March with a return to below-normal precipitation. The NOAA 8-14 day medium-range outlook shows a tilt in the odds for below-normal precipitation for most of Texas and Oklahoma.
That’s it for this week. As always, if you have any questions about conditions around Texas and Oklahoma please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.