Spring Deluge Rainfall Roundup

Heavy spring rains began on April 29th;  locations in Texoma received twice to three times normal rainfall (for the period) by the end of May.

The rainfall table below outlines how wet this part of the spring has been.

Showing May only would omit two of the heaviest rainfall days and would provide a very misleading statistic; so the period begins April 29th and ends May 31st. 

Bear in mind that the 30-day period averages run about 5”  of precipitation give or take a little; a bit more in eastern counties and bit less west of I-35.

Here are the numbers for April 29 - May 31, 2009:

Rainfall since April 29th (when heavy rains began)
Ada 9.63
Antlers 13.24
Ardmore 14.57
Atoka 9.71
Bonham 11.45
Davis 11.34
Durant 14.24
Gainesville 9.03
Hugo 15.13
Madill 17.57
Marietta 17.78
McKinney  8.46
Paris  9.34
Sherman-Denison 15.71
Tishomingo 14.37

We're entering the drier summer months, but as we saw in 2007 anything can happen.

It's beyond our science to forecast extreme rain events, beyond a few days at best; just as we saw on April 29 of this year.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore


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  • by SB on May 30, 2009 at 10:43 AM
    Please don't get me wrong, I think you guys do an excellent job. The station that I am referring to is The Weather Channel. They and others strive to instill fear in the general public so people will keep tuned to their station. They also have the Global warming agenda that is up for debate. I am a Cat adjuster, and understand and see the forces of nature. I also know first hand that the Weather Channel has used hurricane props (pieces of debris) that magically appear during their broadcasts. Jim Cantore is an idiot! Believe me when I say this Steve, you all are a class act and tell it like it is. Thank you for not adding to all of the hype and hysteria out there. We have become a crisis society.
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on May 29, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    In response to the comment from "SB", please go back and read the blog. I said forecasting an EXTREME event is quite difficult MORE THAN a few days out. Our track record is quite good otherwise; even out seven days we do considerably better than a coin toss most of the time. We do not give a 10-day forecast, so I can’t speak to that. Our job would be easier if folks would cut us a little slack. We strive to be accurate, but it’s a forecast not a guarantee. Take Care, Steve
  • by SB Location: WB on May 29, 2009 at 11:54 AM
    It seems it is beyond science to forecast the day before, and why do they even have a 10 day outlook? It is never correct anyway. I do not envy your job.
  • by leith Location: denison on May 28, 2009 at 07:19 PM
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