From highs in the 70s to snow and wind chills in the single digits, Oklahoma has had it all this week.
Several inches of snow fell in a diagonal line across the state map on Wednesday. With so much frozen precipitation, some may wonder if heavy rains will drench Oklahoma this spring.
Well, maybe not. Or at least, the Grady County area is not yet in the highlights for Spring 2020.
Accuweather meteorologists announced on Wednesday that the southwestern plains, which includes areas from Dallas and Oklahoma City on westward, may not have significantly wet weather—in comparison to the rest of the United States, particularly the southeast region—this spring.
“I think those areas will end up missing out on a lot of big systems, unlike last year. These systems, we think, will tend to head farther north this year,” AccuWeather Expert Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said.
According to the Oklahoma Mesonet's monthly rainfall table for Chickasha, Spring 2019 was wetter than Spring 2018. April 2019, for example, had nearly four more inches of rain than April 2018.
However, 2019 was not significantly wetter than 2018 overall, as precipitation dried up during the summer months. Chickasha was actually noted to have one of the driest Julys in Oklahoma in 2019.