Brett's Weather Blog: Get all the rain we can get now, because pattern is about to change

 Don't get comfortable.  If you've been enjoying this wetter weather pattern and think its going to stick around, uh, think again.  No doubt the first half of June has been rockin' when it comes to rain totals.  We're supposed to be around two inches of rain in the rain buckets at this point in the month but hey this year we are overachievers!

Just look at the rain totals from Green Country.

McAlester.......................................................    3.72"

Bartlesville.....................................................    3,31"

Muskogee......................................................    3.30"

Tulsa................................................................    2.68"

Everywhere you look there are puddles these days.  There should be.  June is one of the wettest months of the year.  We average 4.72 inches of rain in June.  If you look at those totals we are more than halfway there already and we've got three weeks to go.  BUT and I repeat BUT, the pattern will be changing.

There are signs that a ridge will be building over the southern plains in the next couple of weeks.  This will drive the Jet Stream farther north and make it harder for cold fronts to penetrate into Oklahoma.  That doesn't mean it won't rain, there could be scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms but the rainfall amounts could be sparse by June standards.

Below is what one computer model forecasts for the second half of the month.  And remember we are seeing some of this fall on Thursday.

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So bottom-line, don't turn off the sprinkler systems and put away the garden hoses yet.  While Mother Nature has been hard at work but we've got some hot dry weather ahead.  You didn't think she was going to let us get comfortable did you? 

Blog at you soon!

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