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    To all my Texas friends

    Anyone living in Texas realizes we have had a lot of rain. How much rain? I was watching golf this afternoon (while swimming) and they said that the state of Texas "had 31 trillion gallons of rain in the month of May".
    YES,TRILLIONS!!! My wife also told me that she read somewhere that there was so much rain that it would cover the state of Texas with 8" of water. Glad my pool was built last year.

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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    I'd say that's a LOT of H20.
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    Trillions? Do you think they were being real or just................saying that because it is such a HUGE number?

    WOW!

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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    We have lived in Lubbock for the last four years, moved here from Folly Beach, South Carolina. I tell you, we have had more rain in the last 3 weeks then we have since we moved here. Grateful for it.
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    there was so much rain that it would cover the state of Texas with 8" of water.
    I'm gonna' think on it but I have a feeling there may be a "Texas" joke in there!
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    Wouldn't surprise me. It seemed like we got that much this morning. This is how droughts always end.
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    Click on the link below. This said 35 TRILLION gallons!!!!!!!!!!!!



    More than 35 trillion gallons of rain have fallen on Texas so far in May

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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    Our local lake is 22' higher than this time last year!
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    I hope the diluge over for us. Weather Undergroud says no rain this coming week!
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    Let us hope! I can't mow and it's really getting out of hand. I need some livestock to come and graze..
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    I just saw this stat on a post by the NWS.

    How much is 35 trillion gallons? 35 trillion 1 gal. milk jugs filled with water would stretch from Earth to our Sun 34 times! #txwx
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    No wonder I keep having to add CYA and salt!
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    Now if only California can get some.
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    Now if only California can get some.
    We definitely would have shared.

    Their drought will eventually end - likely the same way ours did with epic rainfall. When is the only question.

    No wonder I keep having to add CYA...
    Me too! On the plus side, May's rainfall lowered CH levels by about 80 ppm putting me on the lower end of the recommended range which gives me some breathing room for the inevitable upward creep that occurs whenever I resume topping off the pool with municipal water.
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    Someone from Cali correct me but I think I remember the statistic that if you poured out the contents of Lake Tahoe into the state of Texas, it would fill the state (assuming a perfectly flat and level area) up to 6" of water. So it sounds like you could do some friends out West a favor a ship a little of that freshly made Texas rainwater over to Cali....or at least send it to the TFP'ers there with high CYA so they can drain and refill their pools.....
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    Now for the Texas Jokes?
    EVERTHING is always BIGGER in Texas.
    And 2,
    They should make Texas Size 35 trillion gallon Hat to hold all that rain.
    That would be one Texas sized pool
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    Re: To all my Texas friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Joelin View Post
    Now for the Texas Jokes?
    EVERTHING is always BIGGER in Texas.
    And 2,
    They should make Texas Size 35 trillion gallon Hat to hold all that rain.
    That would be one Texas sized pool
    LOL! Good ones! 35 trillion gallon hat!
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