June 3, 1996 in Nation/World

Texas Rains Help, But Not Enough

Compiled From Wire Services

Weekend rains brought some relief to a thirsty Texas, but not enough to end the devastating 10-month drought, meteorologists said Sunday.

A storm that lashed the Dallas-Fort Worth area with winds gusting higher than 100 mph dropped an average of a half-inch to an inch of rain on Saturday. Other showers and thunderstorms over the weekend left 3 to 4 inches of rain over isolated parts of North Texas.

“The rains that we’ve had in the last couple of days have been beneficial, but it’s nowhere near the deficit that we have,” said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

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