Saturday, May 30, 2015

More than 35 trillion gallons of rain have fallen on Texas so far in May

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Heavy rain prompted more flash flood warnings across parts of Texas on Saturday, as another area of heavy thunderstorms swept into the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex during the morning, with more rain likely from Austin and San Antonio to Houston later in the day

These storms will be capable of dumping rainfall at rates of at least 2 to 4 inches per hour, sending creeks and streams back over their banks and re-flooding roadways

According to the National Weather Service, through Friday, there had been enough rain across Texas to cover the entire state — the nation's second-largest by area, second only to Alaska — in water eight inches deep. In a tweet, the NWS said the rainfall in May amounted to at least 35 trillion gallons statewide Read more...

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