Drought in ArkLaTex could lead to flash flooding with next storm system
Drought in ArkLaTex could lead to flash flooding with next storm system.
Seems that all we are getting are storms, usually severe with locally heavy rain.
However, despite the pattern, we are in a slight to moderate drought.
It’s almost a shocker that we have gotten only 5.59 inches leaving us with 7.35 inches deficit.
Texarkana fares a bit better with 11.32 inches of rain as of last Friday, which is very close to where they should be: 11.44 inches.
If we have another storm event it could bring some heavy rain of 2-4 inches with isolated higher amounts.
And, while it will help our rain deficit, it can cause a nightmare for motorists as well as freshly tilled gardens.
On roadways, never try to drive through flooded areas.
One life saver is a weather radio to alert you of severe weather.
Also, a great weather safety tool is our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather App on your smartphone and portable devices.