Oklahoma is on pace to break record for its rainiest year

Ponca City Now - August 2, 2015 10:19 am

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma is on pace to have its soggiest year on record.

The Oklahoma Mesonet weather network reports much of the state saw above-average rainfall in July. Coming on the heels of the second-wettest spring on record, the extra rainfall has put the state on track to break a 58-year-old record for the most rain in a single year.

The Oklahoman reports that as of Friday, Oklahomans saw a statewide average of 5.78 inches of rain in July, nearly 3 inches more than usual. Oklahoma state climatologist Gary McManus says that puts the month in the top 10 wettest Julys on record.

Heavy rains early in the month mostly drove the July total. In Oklahoma City, July 2nd and 3 were two of the wettest 10 days of the year.

 

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