October 8-9, 2011

A large, slow-moving upper-level low pressure system brought much needed rainfall to drought-stricken North Texas. The precipitation forecast for Saturday and Sunday looked like this:

Graphicast issued early Saturday morning.

Showers and thunderstorms initiated in West Texas early Saturday morning (October 8) and quickly developed into a slow, eastwardly progressing line. This line reached the western portions of North Texas by Saturday afternoon and Interstate 35 by Saturday night. Moderate to heavy rainfall occurred west of I-35 for most of the night Saturday. By Sunday morning, numerous locations had 24-hour rainfall totals over 4 inches:

·        Comanche             8.30”

·        Dublin                     6.10”

·        Stephenville           5.78”

·        Cleburne                5.53”

·        Mineral Wells         5.14”

·        Goldthwaite            5.00”

·        Weatherford          4.79”

·        Breckenridge         4.77”

·        Hico                        4.72”

·        Waco Lake            4.35”

·        Waco Airport         4.28”

·         Palo Pinto              4.00”            

Graphicast issued Sunday morning. The image is 24-hour radar estimated rainfall totals. Actual rainfall totals are listed for a few locations.

Light to moderate rain continued throughout the day Sunday for areas along and east of I-35. A large area of thunderstorms developed across south Texas, which limited the amount of moisture available to the showers across North Texas. As a result, 24 hour rainfall amounts for Sunday were much less than those on Saturday night:

·        Gunter                 0.89”

·        Gainesville          0.82”

·        Collinsville          0.60”

·        Clifton                 0.52”

·        Prosper              0.47”

·        McKinney           0.32”

·        Carrollton           0.22”

·        Lewisville           0.20”

Here are the preliminary 72-hour rainfall totals, by county, ending at 1 PM Monday, October 10. Only locations with totals greater than 1” are listed.

 ...Anderson...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Bell...

GRK      ROBERT GRAY AP                       3.49

STIT2    STILLHOUSE HOLLOW                    3.05

BLNT2    BELTON LAKE                          2.88

KIET2    KILLEEN                              2.49

YOUT2    YOUNGSPORT                           2.44

HLR      FORT HOOD AAF                        2.14

TMPT2    TEMPLE RAWS                          1.55

LRIT2    LITTLE RIVER                         1.26

TPL      TEMPLE AWOS                          1.05

 

...Bosque...

AQLT2    AQUILLA                              5.12

VMAT2    VALLEY MILLS                         3.93

CNFT2    CRANFILLS GAP                        3.85

MGNT2    MORGAN                               3.73

CTNT2    CLIFTON                              1.48

 

 

...Collin...

GUNT2    GUNTER                               2.54

FRST2    FRISCO                               1.79

PRPT2    PROSPER                              1.68

DCCT2    DALLAS ALERT 109                     1.58

MCKT2    MCKINNEY                             1.50

TKI      MCKINNEY ASOS                        1.35

LVNT2    LAKE LAVON                           1.04

 

...Comanche...

COET2    COMANCHE                             8.35

COAT2    COMANCHE RAWS                        8.32

DSBT2    DELEON                               6.00

DLLT2    DELEON                               5.30

PCTT2    PROCTOR LAKE                         5.05

 

...Cooke...

VVWT2    VALLEY VIEW 4S                       3.10

MUTT2    MUENSTER                             3.07

GAIT2    GAINESVILLE 1N                       2.69

GLLT2    GAINESVILLE                          2.11

MNTT2    MUENSTER                             1.84

 

...Coryell...

GAET2    GATESVILLE                           4.00

PICT2    PIDCOKE                              2.29

GAST2    GATESVILLE                           2.01

 

...Dallas...

GPRT2    GRAND PRAIRIE                        2.04

CDHT2    CEDAR HILL S.P. RAWS                 1.67

RBD      DALLAS RED BIRD ASOS                 1.65

JPLT2    LAKE JOE POOL                        1.37

DALT2    DALLAS                               1.20

CART2    CARROLLTON                           1.15

GPET2    MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE                  1.10

DWRT2    WHITE ROCK CREEK AT GREENVILLE AVE   1.06

 

...Delta...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Denton...

DCJT2    JUSTIN                               3.28

JSTT2    JUSTIN                               2.98

SGET2    SANGER                               2.58

DTO      DENTON ASOS                          2.16

ROAT2    ROANOKE                              1.90

DTNT2    DENTON 2SE                           1.77

RRLT2    LAKE RAY ROBERTS                     1.10

 

...Eastland...

LLET2    LAKE LEON                            5.01

 

...Ellis...

MLOT2    MIDLOTHIAN #2                        1.70

WAXT2    WAXAHACHIE                           1.55

LWWT2    LAKE WAXAHACHIE                      1.07

 

...Erath...

DBNT2    DUBLIN                               6.20

MNMT2    MORGAN MILL                          6.10

SEPT2    STEPHENVILLE 1N                      5.93

 

...Falls...

RSBT2    ROSEBUD                              1.43

 

...Fannin...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Freestone...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Grayson...

SHET2    SHERMAN                              2.38

COVT2    COLLINSVILLE                         2.21

CVET2    COLLINSVILLE                         2.16

 

...Hamilton...

HICT2    HICO                                 4.80

HMLT2    HAMILTON                             3.05

 

...Henderson...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Hill...

AQAT2    AQUILLA CREEK BLW DAM                4.73

BUMT2    BLUM                                 4.66

ALAT2    AQUILLA LAKE                         4.05

ITAT2    ITASCA                               3.40

HBOT2    HILLSBORO                            2.20

BBDT2    BRANDON                              1.47

 

...Hood...

GRNT2    GRANBURY                             5.48

LIPT2    LIPAN                                5.15

GRYT2    GRANBURY RAWS                        5.07

CSNT2    CRESSON                              4.93

GBYT2    LAKE GRANBURY                        2.92

 

...Hopkins...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Hunt...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Jack...

JSBT2    JACKSBORO                            6.00

JAKT2    JACKSBORO                            4.37

TANT2    ANTELOPE                             4.24

TVTT2    TRUCE                                3.64

TBMT2    BEAR MTN REPTR (POST OFFICE)         3.36

TJOT2    JOPLIN                               1.83

TBWT2    LAKE BRIDGEPORT REPE                 1.45

 

...Johnson...

CLET2    CLEBURNE                             4.35

ALRT2    ALVARADO 2NNW                        3.30

VNST2    VENUS                                2.35

 

...Kaufman...

NO TOTALS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Lamar...

NO TOTALS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Lampasas...

KEMT2    KEMPNER                              5.14

LTCT2    LOMETA                               4.27

LMPT2    LAMPASAS 11 WNW                      3.84

LMOT2    LOMETA                               3.49

NNXT2    LAMPASAS                             3.02

 

...Limestone...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Leon...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...McLennan...

ACT      WACO ASOS                            5.83

ACTT2    WACO LAKE                            5.02

CWFT2    CRAWFORD                             3.30

MEGT2    MCGREGOR RAWS                        2.95

MCGT2    MCGREGOR                             2.43

CRFT2    CRAWFORD                             1.72

 

...Milam...

DAVT2    DAVILLA                              1.45

THDT2    THORNDALE                            1.32

TDCT2    THORNDALE                            1.20

 

...Mills...

GOLT2    GOLDTHWAITE 1WSW                     6.40

GECT2    GOLDTHWAITE                          5.00

 

...Montague...

BTAT2    BONITA 4NW                           4.83

BOWT2    BOWIE                                4.80

BCAT2    LAKE AMON CARTER                     4.76

FBTT2    FORESTBURG 5S                        4.41

MGUT2    MONTAGUE                             4.31

0F2      BOWIE                                1.26

 

...Navarro...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

 

...Palo_Pinto...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Parker...

BNCT2    CRESSON                              5.56

SGTT2    SPRINGTOWN 4S                        5.33

WTHT2    WEATHERFORD                          5.15

JFBT2    SPRINGTOWN 4NE                       4.55

RMDT2    LAKE WORTH 13WSW (REMUDA)            4.42

DNNT2    DENNIS                               4.07

WEAT2    WEATHERFORD                          3.97

TWRT2    SPRINGTOWN (WALNUT CREEK)            3.63

TAGT2    AGNES                                3.50

 

...Rains...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Robertson...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Rockwall...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Stephens...

BRET2    BRECKENRIDGE                         5.03

BKD      BRECKENRIDGE AWOS                    3.82

HCLT2    HUBBARD CREEK RESERV                 3.13

 

...Somervell...

GLRT2    GLEN ROSE                            5.58

GROT2    GLEN ROSE                            4.66

 

...Tarrant...

NFW      FTW JOINT RESERVE BASE               4.39

BNBT2    LAKE BENBROOK                        4.29

FBGT2    FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDEN            4.25

ZZET2    FORT WORTH                           4.18

WFTT2    FORT WORTH                           4.05

ERMT2    EVERMAN                              3.68

BMCT2    MARYS CREEK                          3.61

FLWT2    LAKE WORTH                           3.57

EAMT2    EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE                  3.26

FWOT2    FORT WORTH                           3.17

FWDT2    NWS FORT WORTH                       3.09

ZZGT2    KELLER                               2.86

CFBT2    BENBROOK                             2.86

WRPT2    FORT WORTH FEDERAL BLDG              2.84

TCET2    CEMENT LAKE                          2.75

NRHT2    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS                 2.68

ZZAT2    KELLER                               2.53

AFW      FTW ALLIANCE ASOS                    2.42

MNFT2    MANSFIELD                            2.20

GKY      ARLINGTON ASOS                       2.04

TMCT2    MARINE CREEK LAKE                    1.88

FWS      FORT WORTH SPINKS AP                 1.84

GPVT2    LAKE GRAPEVINE                       1.78

GPNT2    GRAPEVINE DAM WX STA                 1.54

DFW      DALLAS/FORT WORTH AP                 1.43

 

...Van_Zandt...

NO REPORTS OVER ONE INCH

 

...Wise...

BPRT2    LAKE BRIDGEPORT                      5.30

LBJT2    LBJ GRASSLANDS RAWS                  4.18

AVOT2    ALVORD 4NE                           4.14

TBNT2    BOONSVILLE                           4.11

TBCT2    ALVORD (BRUSHY CREEK)                3.78

BRPT2    BRIDGEPORT                           3.75

LUD      DECATUR MUNICIPAL AP                 3.59

TCDT2    COTTONDALE                           3.49

BOYT2    BOYD                                 3.28

TGCT2    GARRETT CREEK RANCH                  3.20

BRIT2    BRIDGEPORT                           2.58

 

...Young...

SOUT2    SOUTH BEND                           6.22

LMGT2    LAKE GRAHAM                          5.27

RPH      GRAHAM MUNICIPAL AP                  1.67

Graphicast issued Sunday night showing radar estimated rainfall totals across Texas.


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