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Texas area sees record rainfall in March

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Kerrville has seen an unusual amount of rain since the start of 2007 with more in the forecast for April. A NEW RECORD was reached in March for rainfall with a total of 9.65 inches during the month. The previous record was 6.96 inches recorded in 1979. Kerrville’s weather already has been much wetter than just one year ago. The total rainfall for the first three months of 2006 had been 3.44 inches, while total rainfall for all of 2006 was 21.56 inches. So far this year, the county has seen 13.03 inches.

The City of Fredericksburg has recorded a RECORD-BREAKING total of 8.33 inches of rain for the month. Not only did the city receive 6.70 inches more than it usually does in March alone, but last month’s 8.33-inch total also easily surpasses the annual average of 4.64 inches (by 3.69 inches) that fall here during the first three months of any year. Never since 1962 (when the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post began tabulating rainfall amounts) has the park rain gauge had a wetter March than this year’s. The city has now tabulated a total of 11.05 inches of rain for the year.
Photo: butterfly and bee find themselves attracted to colorful Texas bluebonnet blooms that make up a bright display of wildflowers decorating Gillespie County these days. Standard-Radio Post Photo by Lisa Treiber-Walter
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