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Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week. Read More >

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Year 2009

  • Fort Smith: The 2009 annual temperature was the same as the 2008 annual temperature.
  • River flooding occurred in 8 of the 12 months in 2009 and a total of 43 river floods occurred this year in eastern Oklahoma and northwest/west central Arkansas.
  • 2009 rainfall totals ranged from around 35 inches from eastern Kay/Osage/Pawnee Counties to around 70 inches in far southeast Oklahoma, with a large portion of eastern Oklahoma and northwest/west central Arkansas receiving between 40 and 60 inches.
  • According to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, for 2009, northeast OK was the 22nd wettest, east central OK was the 18th wettest, and southeast OK was the 8th wettest year on record (since 1921).
  • 13 tornadoes occurred across eastern Oklahoma and northwest/west central Arkansas in 2009.