Thankfully, here in August we’ve had a summer heat reprieve. While we’re a little cooler, Oklahoma’s plants are still pulling a lot of water out of the soil each day. And for many Oklahoma locations soils are on the dry side. That can put a strain on unirrigated summer crops as they head to maturity.
Oklahoma has been treated to above average rainfall this April. A Mesonet Rainfall Map for last two weeks of April, shows how that rain fell across Oklahoma from April 15th to April 29th. Cheyenne had the highest rainfall, 8.85 inches. The lowest rainfall location was Kenton with 1.10 inches of rain. Map numbers are rainfall amounts collected at Oklahoma Mesonet sites.