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Heavy rain and higher elevation snow continue for the Northwest, fire danger continues in Southern California

A series of Pacific storms will bring strong winds, heavy rain, and mountain snow to the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies through Sunday. Heavy rainfall and flooding is possible from the Mississippi Valley to the Deep South and Southeast U.S. this weekend and into early next week. Dry winds will prolong the fire weather threat for Southern California for several days. Read More >


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February 2009

  • No river flooding occurred this month, though the Illinois River near Tahlequah rose above action stage.
  • Drought conditions improved during the month, with portions of Pittsburg, Latimer, Pushmataha, and Choctaw counties currently shown as abnormally dry according to the Drought Monitor. Fire wx is still a concern however, with many counties in Eastern OK under burn bans. Check out the government drought portal:
  • Fort Smith ranked as the 19th warmest February on record.
  • Tulsa only had 3 days with measurable rain: Feb 9-11. A new daily rainfall record of 1.27" was set on Feb. 10 (old record 0.80" in 1905). No snow was reported this February.
  • 2008-09 Winter: Tulsa was slightly above averave in temperature, ranking 38th warmest out of 104 years, and was the 57th driest (65th wettest) out of 121 years.
  • 2008-09 Winter: Fort Smith was above average for temperature, ranking as the 50th warmest out of 127 years. Fort Smith was the 62nd wettest (66th driest) out of 127 years this winter.
  • Tulsa had a record daily high temperature of 81 on 2/26 (old record 79 in 1996). Other records this February include: Fayetteville set a record warm minimum temp of 58 on 2/07 (old record 50 in 1965); McAlester had a record high of 82 on 2/26 (old record 81 in 1986), record warm minimum temperatures of 52 on 2/06 and 59 on 2/07 (old record on 2/7 was 52 in 1966), a record rainfall of 1.10" on 2/10 (old record was 0.24" in 1993), and record warm mean temperatures set or tied on 2/6, 2/7, 2/26.