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Rain and Ongoing Flood Concerns in Texas

Pockets of moderate to heavy rain will persist in Texas and possibly extend into the weekend. Gulf of Mexico moisture continues to overrun a stationary front to produce waves of precipitation. The most vulnerable location is the saturated Hill Country in central Texas. A secondary area of heavy rainfall is also expected along the southern and central Texas Gulf Coast. Read More >

A Flood Watch is in effect thru Friday evening for a fair portion of North and Central Texas. Additional rain amounts of 1/4" to 2" of rain will be possible. An isolated rain total may climb to near 3". Otherwise, it'll remain cooler than normal, with temperatures running about 10 degrees below what is expected for this time of year.
Showers may linger across the southern half of the area Saturday morning before moving south of the region. Afterward, mostly dry and seasonable weather is expected this weekend with lows in the 40s and 50s and highs in the 60s to near 70.

 
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Rains County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2018

 
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Rains County Graphical Tornado Data

 

Tornadoes in Rains Co. by Year


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Tornadoes in Rains Co.
by Rating


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Tornadoes in Rains Co.
by Intensity


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Tornadoes in Rains Co.
by Month


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Tornadoes in Rains Co.
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Rains County Tabular Tornado Output

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Rains County Monthly Tornado Table 1950-2018
Rains County 1950s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1950 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1955 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Rains County 1960s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1960 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Rains County 1970s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1970 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1974 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Rains County 1980s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1980 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
1989 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Rains County 1990s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1990 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1993 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
1994 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1995 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 
Rains County 2000s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Rains County 2010s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0
 
 

Rains Co. Strong & Violent Tornado Table
(Sorted by Rating)

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
12/03/1973 F3
04/29/2017 EF2
04/29/1994 F2
10/18/1993 F2
03/14/1990 F2
 

Rains Co. Strong & Violent Tornado Table
(Sorted by Date)

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
04/29/2017 EF2
04/29/1994 F2
10/18/1993 F2
03/14/1990 F2
12/03/1973 F3

Rains Co. Top Months with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Month/Year Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
05/1992 2
11/1988 2
03/1973 1
03/1990 1
04/1993 1

Rains Co. Top Days with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Date Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
05/11/1992 2
11/15/1988 2