Temperatures dip, rain chances up


by Michael Bush - fbush@civitasmedia.com



The Labor Day holiday saw a lot of people taking advantage of the warm weather by participating in outdoor activities. There were barbecues, camping, swimming, skiing and hiking.

Quartz Mountain State Park Manager, Sue Hokanson, said the park was full of visitors by Friday. Although Quartz Mountain State Park is down about 10 feet to 62.54 percent full this morning, there was plenty of water for all types of activities from swimming to boating over the long holiday weekend.

The Altus area hasn’t received a lot of rain in recent weeks, but there is a 40% chance of precipitation today, and a 50% chance tonight. Temperatures for the area should be dropping out of the 100+ range, and into the high 80s and low 90s this week.

Hokanson said that she wasn’t too concerned about the drop in the local lake levels because the National Weather Forecast shows significant rain for our area in the coming weeks and months. “It looks like it’s going to be a cool and wet one for us,” said Hokanson.

After today’s high of around 101, Wednesday is forecast for 89 degrees, and the rest of the week is forecast to be between 82 and 91 degrees under partly cloudy to sunny skies.

The National Weather Service is showing an above normal change for rain over the coming month.

by Michael Bush

fbush@civitasmedia.com

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