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How much rain do we need to end drought?

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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Yesterday, I showed you how bad our drought has been in the past 365 days since Sept. 8 when we had the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine bring us heavy rain and tornadoes.  Read more here…  http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/09/08/dallas-tornado-one-year-later-and-drought-continues/

Today, I want to show you a map of how the drought looks.  This first map shows how far behind we are for the year.larry ntx rainfall departure How much rain do we need to end drought?

A lot of people have asked how much rain would it take to end the drought.  Here is a broad brush look at how much rain it would take for different regions of the state. 

hd tx rainfall needed to end drought How much rain do we need to end drought?

FORECAST:  Not much rain in the forecast.  Temperatures will be heating up this weekend into the mid 90s and then into the upper 90s on Monday and Tuesday.  It is possible temperatures could reach 100 degrees on Tuesday at DFW.  That would make the 69th day this year with temps in the 100s.  That would tie the all time record set in 1980. 

A “cold” front arrives Tuesday into Wednesday which will bring just a small rain chance at 20%.  Temps will dip back into the low 90s on Wednesday and Thursday.

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