Rain is a Mixed Blessing in the Texas Panhandle

7:36 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Rain is a Mixed Blessing in the Texas Panhandle

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Recent rains have caused flash floods, washed out farming terraces, and helped dryland crops, but the U.S. Drought Monitor says it won't change the summer outlook.
The sometimes torrential rain in the central and southeastern Texas Panhandle should have many farmers and ranchers in those areas smiling, at least for a while.A National Weather Service cooperative observer reported 2.5 inches of rain had fallen in Clarendon by 10 a.m.