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

KXII-TV

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