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  • Historic Rains Pound Texas, And More May Be Coming

    Historic Rains Pound Texas, And More May Be Coming

    Nov 4, 2015

    The two flooding events in Texas in late October were record-setters, according to figures and rainfall analyses that go back to 1950. The Oct. 22-26 rainfall event was the wettest storm on record ever in Texas. The average two-day total across Texas was 2.42 inches, shattering the previous record of 2.14 inches set in December 1991, says John Nielsen-Gammon, professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University who also serves as the State Climatologist.

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  • Texas is Getting Very Dry- Again

    Texas is Getting Very Dry- Again

    Sep 1, 2015

    Don’t look now, but Texas has entered another drought, with at least 50 percent of the state rated as either abnormally dry or in moderate to severe drought status. But that could change again in the next few months, and you can thank the developing El Niño in the Pacific for promising precipitation prospects, says a Texas A&M University professor.

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  • 60 Years Ago, Aggies Helped Give First Tornado Warnings

    60 Years Ago, Aggies Helped Give First Tornado Warnings

    Jul 20, 2015

    In 1953, several tornadoes – including one that killed 114 people in Waco, Texas – prompted a group of government officials and scientists to say, enough is enough. There has to be some way to prepare people for such deadly storms.

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  • May Wettest Month Ever in Texas

    May Wettest Month Ever in Texas

    May 27, 2015

    If you think it has rained a lot in the last few weeks in Texas, your hunch is correct. Figures from the Office of the State Climatologist at Texas A&M University show that the month of May has been the wettest month ever in the state’s history, averaging 7.54 inches, besting the previous record of 6.66 inches in June of 2004.

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  • Texas Drought Still Alive And Well

    Texas Drought Still Alive And Well

    Jan 27, 2015

    Although some areas of Texas have received plentiful rains over the past several months, conditions from abnormally dry to exceptional drought still plague several areas of the state.  The Dallas-Fort Worth area, Wichita Falls area and parts of the northern Panhandle are still far below normal, he reports.

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