Storm brings much-needed rain to north Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas - LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Drought-stricken Wichita Falls finally got some good rainfall as a storm system moved eastward over the North Texas city.
The National Weather Service says Wichita Falls got 1.24 inches from the same system that brought baseball-sized hail and a 96-mph wind gust to West Texas Saturday night and into Sunday.
One town in a county west of Wichita Falls got 5.11 inches from thunderstorms.
NWS meteorologist Forrest Mitchell in Norman, Oklahoma, said rainfall for Wichita Falls will bring only a short-term reprieve to the city that is in its fourth year of drought. The two lakes that provide the city's water were a combined 24.5 percent full June 2.
At the end of February, Wichita Falls had recorded its driest 41-month period since record keeping began in 1897.

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