Welcome rain brought drought relief

Although precipitation slowed down harvest, it was beneficial in cutting down drought conditions in parts of Kansas.
Early October rainfall also had some positive impacts in Texas and Oklahoma as it improved drought conditions there, too.
The USDA said the hurricane left damage to pecans, cotton, vegetables and other crops in the Southeast.
Looking ahead, the month of November looks to favor above normal precipitation for Texas, Oklahoma, southwest Kansas and the southern half of Colorado.
November is expected to be warmer than usual for the entire United States.
Above normal temperatures are expected to stay the next several months for Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and central and western Texas.
Globally, the watch for the switch to El Niño is ongoing as scientists watch for changes in sea surface temperatures and atmospheric conditions.
The views from the farm helped spur her interest in weather.
Following high school, she went on to get a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from the University of Kansas.
Follow her on Twitter: @ReginaBirdWX.

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