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Thunderstorms bring relief to drought-stricken areas in Oklahoma

A round of thunderstorms swept through Oklahoma on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, bringing rain to a few areas that needed it the most, including more than an inch in Camargo and in Putnam.
by Silas Allen Modified: June 19, 2014 at 11:19 pm •  Published: June 20, 2014
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A round of thunderstorms swept through Oklahoma Wednesday night and Thursday morning, bringing rain to a few areas that needed it the most.

Although the rain provided relief to some areas, much of Oklahoma remains in serious drought conditions.

Communities in western Oklahoma saw mixed results after storms moved through the area Wednesday evening, with some areas receiving more than an inch of rain and others seeing little or no moisture. An Oklahoma Mesonet weather network site in Camargo, in Dewey County, measured 1.26 inches of rain. Nearby, another Mesonet site in Putnam measured 1.2 inches of rain.

But that rainfall didn’t reach communities in the Panhandle and barely touched much of southwest Oklahoma. Mesonet sites in the Panhandle communities of Kenton, Boise City, Hooker, Goodwell and Beaver all measured no rainfall during the storm, and several sites in southwest Oklahoma only measured a tenth of an inch or less of moisture.

A Mesonet site in north Oklahoma City measured 0.58 of an inch of rain after the storm passed through the metro area Thursday morning. Sites in eastern and western Oklahoma City each measured 0.35 of an inch of rainfall.

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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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