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Wilbarger County under Flood Watch through Sunday

Vernon is under a National Weather Service issued Flood Watch through Sunday morning.
The NWS calls for a 100 percent chance of rain, with accumulations of 1.25 to 2 inches expected.
The NWS calls for winter-like temperatures Sunday with wind chils in the 30s and 20s possible.

Drought improves

Last weekend’s rains put a huge dent in the area’s drought situation according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday.
All of Wilbarger, Foard and Hardeman counties were in the first-level drought category of “abnormally dry” along with the far northwest portion of Wichita County; plus all of Tillman County and the western half of Jackson County in Oklahoma. The remainder of Wichita County, the eastern half of Jackson County and all of Archer and Knox counties were completely removed from any drought designation.
A week earlier on Oct. 2, Hardeman County was in the third level “severe drought” category while Wilbarger and Foard counties were in the second-level “moderate drought” category.

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