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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 [email protected]