The rain-producing weather pattern was expected to arrive in Texas by now, but the outlook for moisture across much of the state through the end of October and into November doesn’t look promising.
El Nino will raise chances for abundant rain through February, raising lake levels statewide and improving soil moisture.
The words “El Niño” bring hope of wetter times to rain-deprived north Texas. It hasn’t happened since 2010, but should we expect a wetter winter?
North Texas is already nine inches behind in rainfall for 2014. That has home owners bracing for dying lawns, boaters left high and dry at lakes and meteorologists looking at the water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Weather forecaster William Gray said that he expects a very active hurricane season this year, but he is not yet ready to give the likely number of named storms.
Forecasters are no longer saying that Texas will have a wetter and cooler winter.