- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Farmers in southwestern Oklahoma are breathing sighs of relief after a daylong thunderstorm dropped up to three inches of rain over the area.

Cotton County farmer Jimmy Kinder says he can’t remember the last time a storm dropped so much rain for so long.

The Lawton Constitution reports (https://bit.ly/1y5ejEP ) that slow, steady rain begin to fall around 4 a.m. Saturday and continued almost non-stop throughout the morning and afternoon. Rain fell solidly for more than 12 hours straight - a first for the year across the area.

The rain helped refill low or completely empty cow ponds and creeks and soaked deep into the soil that has been largely dry since the late spring rains.

Kinder says the rain will recharge the soil and provide stock water for cattle.

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Information from: The Lawton Constitution, https://www.swoknews.com


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