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Old 08-04-2009, 08:15 AM
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I'll defer to gabetx on the stats, but just wanted to throw that information out there. I've just never thought of CC and the surrounding areas as getting lots of rain, although it's true that the farther north you go up the coast, the more rain you get.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:13 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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Once you hit Victoria and continue further north,there is a lot of rain year round. Corpus for some reason always avoids the rain. Showers can be surrounding the city from every side, but in the city it wont rain. Its like it has a bubble around it or something. But one thing is for sure, when it does rain, it pours. But it will usually rain twice a month. But Corpus Christi hasn't seen a drop of rain since 2008. I cant remember the last time it rained here.

Just a heads up, this isn't typical CC weather. It usually rains a lot more than what we have seen. But we are in our third worst drought in history right now. Usually in the summer we get a lot of scattered showers off of the gulf, a lot of tropical moisture. During the fall, winter and spring months, we usually get rain from cold fronts or warm fronts. But like I said, in a normal year, it will rain twice a month or so.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:31 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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I may have to compromise some here. I won't take the current conditions as representative of normal. As I stated above, my brother just got back from visiting family in San Antonio and he said that the area is so dry that it looks like winter there with brown grass and trees losing their leaves early.

But looking at rainfall average maps, it looks like the areas north of CC enjoy rainfall of 32 inches or so. Is that not accurate?

The website were I got this map lists CC average as 30.13 inches. I trust that the locals know, so I guess this is not good data.
That looks accurate to me, check out this one on the Texas Water Development Board page.

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/iwt/images/RainfallRunoffMap.jpg (broken link)

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/iwt/images/RainfallRunoffMap.jpg (broken link)

Also if you add up the monthly average rainfalls listed on this weather webpage it totals around 31" per year.

Intellicast - Corpus Christi Historic Weather Averages in Texas (78401)
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:08 PM
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Good post Gabe. You're getting better.

Copano Village is just part of the Rockport area- nice enough and on the water. Rockport most agree is nice with good schools.

Lake Corpus Christi - the part in Live Oak County is one of the unknown gems of South Texas. The land is hilly and the lake in the north is not crowded. Live Oak County is good about taxes and schools as well. The south part of the lake near Mathis has higher taxes, lower quality schools and crowded with shacks.
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