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Fort Worth, not Seattle, is where rain is falling this year

Crews remove standing water near the first hole during a rain delay at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth on Thursday.
Crews remove standing water near the first hole during a rain delay at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth on Thursday. Star-Telegram

Enough with the rain already.

Thunderstorms continue to pound North Texas, and the forecast calls for more rain into much of next week. Rivers are running over their banks, lakes are overflowing, and the region has developed a general state of sogginess.

We’re a little tired of it and would like some time off. There’s golf to be played and a holiday to be celebrated, preferably on a lake.

Numberswise, the spring weather breaks down like this:

21.54 inches of rain has fallen through Thursday afternoon — more than the 21.32 inches that fell all of last year.

16.01 inches of rain has fallen this year in always-wet Seattle.

75.5 percent of the state is drought-free, compared with 31.8 percent this time last year. No part of the state is in exceptional drought, the most severe category.

16.7 feet is how much Lake Bridgeport has risen in one month, pushing it to 78 percent full. It’s projected to be filled by Saturday.

Lee Williams, 817-390-7840

Twitter: @leewatson

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