TULSA - A decent amount of rain during the Spring months left Green Country looking greener than it has in several summers, but the drought is far from over.
In fact, Tulsa continues to fall further behind on rainfall.
According to the National Weather Service, as of Monday morning Tulsa had recorded 13.12 inches of rain, 8.84 inches below the average for the year to date.
The good news for the city is that the water supply remains in excellent shape, and water usage is actually down from the past two years because of lower temperatures and more rain.
Still, the national drought monitor shows the bulk of the county in severe drought, with the rest still in a moderate drought.
An Oklahoma grain farmer recently received a shocking phone call all the way from Japan.
“The man on the other end said, ‘Is this Kevin Whitney?’ I said yeah this is Kevin. He said, ‘Did you lose a cellphone?’ I said yeah I lost a cellphone last fall,” Whitney told Oklahoma City TV station KFOR.
Whitney says he lost his phone in 280,000 pounds of grain while working last October and said he never expected to see it again.
KFOR reports that from Chickasha, the phone was driven by truck to another grain facility in Inola, Oklahoma. Then it traveled along the Arkansas River. From there, it sailed down the Mississippi River by barge to Convent, Louisiana.
Finally, the iPhone made its way to Kashima, Japan by ship.
The caller from Japan worked at a grain mill there and found the phone mixed in with 2 million bushels of grain sorghum. The worker mailed Whitney’s phone to Louisiana where it was then sent back to Whitney in Chickasha.
“It’s crazy I can’t believe it. What really shocked me about it all was what a small world it is. There a lot of a lot of meaningful pictures on it so we are real glad to get the phone back,” Whitney told KFOR.
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