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KBMX Rainfall Estimates vs. Gage Reports

Figure 5. The KBMX radar estimated totals were lower than gage totals at 79% of the stations. As expected, the deficiencies were cumulative, with the highest deficiencies at those stations with the higher rainfall amounts. This shows the highest radar/gage differences were located four counties south of the radar, near the northern edge of maximum rainfall totals. Radar/gage differences were not range dependent, as some of the smallest differences were located over southeast and southwest Alabama, near the edge of the radar range.