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El Nino Looks Doubtful
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tue Mar 4, 2014 02:56 PM CST

This graphic, from NOAA's suite of "observed precipitation" products, shows the Water Year 2013-14 to date precipitation for Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The Water Year runs from October 1-October 1, and is a useful timetable for precipitation, since the first half of this time period occurs when vegetation is dormant; thus, moisture that is received is most likely to infiltrate into the soil profile.

As you can see, almost all of western Oklahoma through the Texas Panhandle has had no more than 25% of normal precipitation since last October 1. Just a small section of the northern Texas Panhandle ...

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