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June 8, 2014

Thunderstorms in forecast

DUNCAN — Thunderstorms rocked Duncan in the early hours Saturday, leaving 0.35 inch of rain at Duncan Airport.   

At the Oklaoma Mesonet station at Ketchum Ranch near Velma, 0.15 inch of ranch was reported Saturday.

Ken Gallant, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Norman, said the chance for further storms in the next few days is great.

“We should have a good chance of thunderstorms similar to what we’ve seen in the past few days,” Gallant said.

The chance of thunderstorms will subside on Tuesday and Wednesday, he said.

Gallant said the temporary rainfall, while beneficial, is still not on par with what Duncan has received in the past.

“The rainfall is a little bit below average,” Gallant said. “The average is usually 13.65 inches by this time in the year.”

Total rainfall for this year is Duncan is 10.39 inches.

Thunderstorms and high winds on Friday knocked down a few trees in the area, but Saturday’s storm caused less damage, with only one tree  reported knocked down Saturday morning on Terry Road.

Temporary street flooding was reported Friday by Duncan police.

Gallant added that later this month should be dry as the summer season begins.

“As we get into later June, there will be less widespread rainfall,” Gallant said.

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