(West Plains) – The welcome sight of precipitation Thursday afternoon marked the end of one of the longest dry spells in recent memory.
The rain started to fall in the West Plains area around 3:45 PM Thursday. The system itself caused a number of thunderstorm warnings for areas like Douglas, Shannon, Ozark and Howell Counties in Missouri, and Baxter, Fulton and Izard Counties in Arkansas.
A total of 33/100 of an inch of rain was received at the Ozark Radio Network headquarters in West Plains, the first real measurable precipitation since July 8.
However, the joy is short-lived, as no precipitation is in the forecast for at least the next week.