Oklahoma suffering the worst drought ever, as people are rescued from the flood waters.
One Drop at a Time: Current drought worse than the Dust Bowl – KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo –
I checked the decade and the five year precip data for Lawton OK. Almost exactly the same now as then. 1930-1940 matches 2005-2015. 1935-1940 matches 2010-2015
The Dust Bowl was 1934-1936
So what period would be used to compare then?
Using 2013-present, compared to 1934-1936 May 7, now is nowhere near as dry.
Using 1933-1936, it was way drier then.
“Using 2013-present, compared to 1934-1936 May 7, now is nowhere near as dry.”
I would like to propose we replace the expression ‘nowhere near as dry’….with ‘worryingly noticeably different to before’
Now check stream flow data as well. These folk today are liars, lain and simple.
I use reservoir data a lot, because they won’t, or can’t fudge the numbers. The records are not long, but at least the data is rock solid. And no, it does not match the ASOS data from airports.
Anyone know how to check the stream flow data for Oklahoma? It would save me searching.
The USGS has a lovely set of stream flow gauges across the country.
Here’s the OK gauges.
Wet, flooding droughts are yet more proof that the models are correct. I can’t believe that some people still deny AGW.
Checked 1920-1940, exactly the same as 1995-2015. Using a 25 year period, then was slightly worse than now.
What data are they using I wonder?
It could be the ASOS problem. Heavy downpours are not accurately measured by ASOS. Comparison with old fashioned rain gauges has shown this to be a problem. And the ASOS stations don’t care much about accuracy for rainfall at all. They could be mixing apple’s and oranges.
That should have included “heavy rain and snow are not accurately measured”
And today, it rains in WF, Texas …
(Noted by the SPS in the lower left corner of the map)
Can also be seen here, where SPS is just to the right of upper mid part of the PPI display …
What does that mean?
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