Forecaster predicts rain in parched West Texas, Okla.

Farmers, ranchers and others struggling with historic drought in West Texas and Oklahoma received a welcome prediction Thursday from a weather researcher who expects the region to see above-normal rainfall in the next three months. University of Colorado climate scientist Klaus Wolter told those attending a drought forum in Lubbock that his prediction came from an experimental model that considers such factors as warmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico and soil moisture data collected from around the nation. Click here to read more at CBSNews/Associated Press…

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