Average annual precipitation projections suggest small changes in the Southern Plains region, with slightly wetter winters, particularly in the north of the region, and drier summers.

    Submitted by dshannon on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:16

    By mid-century, summer precipitation is expected to decrease by 5-15% for much of Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern Texas, and increase by as much as 15% in central Texas. The means of several climate models indicate that winter and spring precipitation may increase by up to 10% percent by mid-century across most of the region, although southwest Texas may see decreases during these seasons. Under mild climate scenarios, changes are generally smaller than in more extreme climate scenarios.