Historic wet conditions look to hang around for the near future
Welcome to Soaklahoma, where the flood waters come sweeping down the plains.
Remember when the area was in a drought? What’s a drought? Remember when farmers just wanted a little rain to help the wheat grow and to fill cow ponds? Those fields are now so waterlogged, farmers still can’t harvest — nearly a week after the traditional start. And those cow ponds? They’re more like cow lakes.
The meteorological spring began March 1 and continued through May 31 — a few weeks off of the traditional seasonal change. In that three month period, the Lawton-Fort Sill airport has reported 14.55 inches of rainfall.