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Just over 3”

Flood gates open up in the area Monday evening


Central Oklahoma, at least in southern McClain and Cleveland County, a good soaking rain fell Sunday night and all day Monday.

The flood gates really opened up around 6 p.m. Monday when it rained as hard as it can rain.

In under an hour an additional 1.2” was recorded here bringing the 24 hour period to 3.05”.

That brings the year-to-date total for Purcell to 10.65”. That compares to 4.14” at Will Rogers World Airport.

The normal year-to-date total is 5.65”.

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, Washington received about two inches. Byars recorded .61”, the Mesonet said.

The storm moved east dumping 3 1/2” on Lexington as it moved toward eastern Oklahoma.

The next chance for additional moisture is next Tuesday and Wednesday.


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