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Old 02-06-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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McKinney is north of Dallas, not east, and what difference would a river several hundred miles away make in any case? Being slightly farther from the Gulf, one would think it would have less precipitation than Dallas. There must be some microclimatic reason, or else the data is just wrong (I tend to think the latter is correct).
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Northeast Texas
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McKinney is north of Dallas, not east, and what difference would a river several hundred miles away make in any case? Being slightly farther from the Gulf, one would think it would have less precipitation than Dallas. There must be some microclimatic reason, or else the data is just wrong (I tend to think the latter is correct).
I just had to point out the river. If you look at the map, if you're in the south and close to the river, you will get more precipitation.

I guess data could be wrong but remember, some places 15 miles away will get more rain than others. You don't get isolated storms every time.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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Last week's 4-plus inches of rain pulled the Dallas-Fort Worth region out of drought for the first time since July, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday.
And there's good chance for up to another inch of rain starting tonight and continuing through Friday night, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
A swatch of North Texas, or just less than 5 percent of the state, is now drought free. Nearly 60 percent of Texas is still mired in extreme drought while 27 percent remains stuck in an exceptional drought, the highest category.
Three months ago, 65 percent of the state was in the exceptional stage.
The downpour last Tuesday into Thursday dropped 4.26 inches at DFW Airport, making it the area's biggest rainmaker since Tropical Storm Hermine spilled 6.25 inches on Sept. 7-9, 2010, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
The 4.26 inches pushed the airport station to 6.76 inches in January, about five inches above normal.
The ensuing runoff raised the Tarrant Regional Water District's reservoirs to 82 percent capacity, a sizable surge from the 67 percent recorded in November.
Read more here: Dallas-Fort Worth emerges from drought | Local News | News from Fort Worth, Dallas, Arli...

Keep those prayers of rainfall coming! They are working!
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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McKinney is north of Dallas, not east, and what difference would a river several hundred miles away make in any case? Being slightly farther from the Gulf, one would think it would have less precipitation than Dallas. There must be some microclimatic reason, or else the data is just wrong (I tend to think the latter is correct).
Texarkana gets more rain than Dallas.

So does Paris, TX and Tulsa, OK.

Those are just three, if I really felt like it, I could research and list more
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Yes, but those towns are much farther away from Dallas than McKinney is. The point I was trying to make is that it is odd that two locations only 40 miles or so apart could have such a large disparity in annual rainfall.
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