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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
1037 AM CDT SUN MAY 27 2007

…RAINS CONTINUE TO FALL ON THE SOUTH PLAINS REGION…

AFTER YESTERDAYS RAINFALL THE PRESTON SMITH LUBBOCK INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT CONTINUES TO MODIFY THE RECORD BOOKS. AS OF 930 AM THIS
MORNING THE AIRPORT HAS A TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE YEAR OF 13.59
INCHES. THIS NOW PLACES 2007 AS THE 3RD WETTEST JANUARY THROUGH
MAY SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE TOP 5
WETTEST JANUARY THROUGH MAY YEARS:

1. 19.64 1941
2. 14.78 1949
3. 13.60 2007
4. 13.31 1915
5. 11.70 1957

ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP THROUGH THE 31ST
OF THIS MONTH WILL ADD TO THE TOTALS FOR 2007. FORECASTED RAINFALL
AMOUNTS THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH SHOW A WIDE RANGE OF
ACCUMULATIONS VARYING FROM A TRACE TO OVER AN INCH. THESE AMOUNTS
COULD END UP ON THE LOW SIDE IF A SIGNIFICANT THUNDERSTORM CAN
PASS OVER THE RAIN GAUGE AT THE AIRPORT. EITHER WAY WITH ANOTHER 5
DAYS STILL REMAINING IN THE MONTH OF MAY IT APPEARS THAT THE
LUBBOCK AIRPORT WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO ECLIPSE THE 2ND WETTEST
START TO THE YEAR.

THE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE JANUARY THROUGH MAY PERIOD IS 5.57
INCHES. SO AT THIS TIME THE LUBBOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAS
244 PERCENT OF ITS NORMAL RAINFALL. THIS TOTAL RAINFALL TO DATE IS
ALREADY 73 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE YEARLY RAINFALL WITH OVER 7
MONTHS OF THE YEAR TO GO.

OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTING STATIONS INDICATE THE
FOLLOWING RAINFALL TOTALS YEAR TO DATE:

CHILDRESS AIRPORT 11.46
SCIENCE SPECTRUM (S. LOOP 289) 16.73

THE FOLLOWING ARE CURRENT YEAR TO DATE RAINFALL TOTALS AS OF 930
AM FROM THE WEST TEXAS MESONET:

LAKE_ALAN_HENRY 1NW 15.28
REESE CENTER 14.91
LUBBOCK 3WNW-TTU 14.76
SEAGRAVES 1SW 14.69
O’DONNELL 1N 14.23
SEMINOLE 2NNE 14.20
GAIL 2ESE 13.77
ASPERMONT 3NE 13.69
LEVELLAND 4S 13.32
WOLFFORTH 6SSW 13.22
ANTON 6SSW 13.15
MEMPHIS 1NE 13.14
LAMESA 2SE 13.11
ROARING SPRINGS 3N 13.10
RALLS 1SE 12.88
BROWNFIELD 2S 12.71
CLARENDON 2WSW 12.69
SUNDOWN 8WSW 12.57
SPUR 1W 12.39
SNYDER 3E 12.36
MCLEAN 1E 12.16
SLATON 2NE 12.10
GRAHAM 5SSW 11.98
POST 1SSW 11.64
TAHOKA 3NNE 11.62
SILVERTON 7ESE 11.61
FLOYDADA 2NNE 11.54
OLTON 6S 11.53
PLAINS 3N 11.36
MORTON 1ENE 11.32
FLUVANNA 3WNW 11.12
JAYTON 1SSE 11.06
ABERNATHY 5ENE 10.93
AMHERST 1NE 10.87
TURKEY 2WSW 10.81
WHITE RIVER LAKE 6N 10.80
DENVER CITY 7WNW 10.54
ANDREWS 2E 10.53
TULIA 2ENE 9.88
PAMPA 2E 9.69
PLAINVIEW 1S 9.50
MULESHOE 2SSW 9.37
PADUCAH 10SW 9.30
GUTHRIE 10WSW 9.02
FRIONA 2NE 7.97
DIMMITT 2NE 7.67
HART 3N 7.46
HEREFORD 2NW 7.28

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1125 AM CDT SUN MAY 27 2007

…SO FAR 2007 IS THE THIRD WETTEST SPRING ON RECORD FOR WACO…
…SO FAR MAY 2007 IS THE THIRD WETTEST MAY FOR WACO…

AS OF 1110 AM CDT…THE WACO REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD RECORDED 1.99
INCHES OF RAIN TODAY. THIS BRINGS THE MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL TO
12.79 INCHES. WITH MORE RAIN LIKELY TODAY…AND EVEN MORE EXPECTED
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS…THE RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
AT WACO WILL LIKELY BE BROKEN.

FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL SPRING PERIOD…MARCH THROUGH MAY…WACO HAS
RECORDED 23.71 INCHES. THIS MAKES SPRING 2007 THE THIRD WETTEST
SPRING ON RECORD.

THE TOP 10 WETTEST MAYS IN WACO ARE:

NUMBER YEAR AMOUNT
1 1965 15.00
2 1975 13.21
3 2007 12.79 AND COUNTING
4 1908 10.51
5 1953 9.72
6 1929 9.70
7 1932 9.70
8 1979 9.68
9 1930 9.68
10 1989 9.34

THE TOP 10 WETTEST SPRINGS IN WACO ARE:

NUMBER YEAR AMOUNT
1 1905 29.78
2 1957 26.55
3 2007 23.71 AND COUNTING
4 1908 22.55
5 1922 21.60
6 1965 19.48
7 1975 18.88
8 1995 18.69
9 1944 17.61
10 1914 17.12

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