Rainfall Below Normal, Pray For El-Nino
Oct01

Rainfall Below Normal, Pray For El-Nino

During September, Sulphur Springs received only .78-inches of rain. Rain in small amounts was recorded on only five days during the month. The city is now 10.45 inches of rain below normal. Rain total for the first nine months of the year is at 22.8 inches. Normal rainfall is 33.25 inches

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El-Nino Predicted October Through February
Sep25

El-Nino Predicted October Through February

El Nino in the Pacific Ocean becoming a drought breaker in Northeast Texas? It could happen. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration indicates there is a good chance of El Nino developing. It’s been Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell’s experience that that can mean increased rainfall in our area. Projections say the rainfall could come as early as next month. Cooper Lake is currently 11-feet low....

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Rain Deficit Continues to Grow
Sep03

Rain Deficit Continues to Grow

The rain deficit in 2014 got wider last month. During an average August, Sulphur Springs receives 2.35 inches of rain. Last month the total was only 1.19 inches. We are now 7.88 inches behind an average year through the first eight months of the year. The city has received 22.02 inches of rain in 2014 so far at the Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant. Average is 29.90. Rain fell only five days during August. Average rainfall in...

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Sulphur Springs Catching Up To Rainfall Averages
Aug01

Sulphur Springs Catching Up To Rainfall Averages

The month of July was actually a wetter month than usual in Sulphur Springs. Average rainfall for July is 3.22 inches and the city Water Treatment Plant recorded 4.60 inches, 1.38 inches of rain above normal. That cuts the rain deficit so far in 2014 from 8.1-inches to 6.72 inches. We have received 20.83 inches of rain for the first seven months of 2014. Average is 27.55 inches. In an average August, Sulphur Springs would receive 2.35...

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Rainfall Deficit Continues To Climb
Jul01

Rainfall Deficit Continues To Climb

Another drier than normal month added to the rainfall deficit in Sulphur Springs in June. Recorded rainfall at the city Water Treatment Plant in June was only 2.64 inches, two inches below average. The current rain deficit for the first six months of the year is 8.1 inches. Average for the first six months is 24.33 inches and Sulphur Springs has received only 16.23 inches. Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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