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Fall weather gives reprieve from rain

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Now that fall is here, people can get a bit of a reprieve from the unusually wet summer.

Although the National Weather Service does not have weather stations in Oregon County, Doug Cramer, a NWS meteorologist out of Springfield, was able to give estimates of precipitation based on radar.

In June, Oregon County got about 4 inches of rain. In July, there was a whopping 10 inches. August's precipitation was a soaking 14 inches. Cramer said so far, Oregon County has gotten about 3.5 inches for September (as of Sept. 28).

The usual rainfall for these four months, respectively, is 4.3 inches, 3.13 inches, 3.16 inches and 3.7 inches.

"The southern part of (Oregon County) seemed to be impacted more (with precipitation)," Cramer said.

He said last week's rain was caused by a low pressure system that stayed in the area for about a week.

There were no reports from the Oregon County Sheriff's Department of flooding in the area.

Cramer said this week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 2) the county will have quiet weather until Thursday, Oct. 1 when a cold front is expected to move through the area that evening. Thunder showers could also be expected that night.

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