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Posted: May 10, 2014 11:09 AM

Updated: May 10, 2014 11:09 AM

Some drought-ravaged regions in five states Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas are seeing less rain now than what fell during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. This information compares current dry conditions to droughts in the 1930s and 1950s, with each rainfall total is for the 42-month span that ended on the date listed.

Amarillo, Texas:

March 31, 2014: 39.01 inches

April 30, 1955: 41.09 inches

April 30, 1936: 43.45 inches

Lamar, Colorado

May 31, 2013: 32.58 inches

April 30, 1955: 35.99 inches

May 31, 1934: 36.29 inches

Clayton, New Mexico

Feb. 28, 1937: 23.45 inches

March 31, 2014: 32.06 inches

April 30, 1955: 35.99 inches

Goodwell, Oklahoma

Feb. 28, 1955: 32.39 inches

Feb. 28, 2014: 37.31 inches

June 30, 1938: 38.51 inches

Dodge City, Kansas

April 30, 1955: 40.41 inches

Feb. 28, 1937: 45.49 inches

Feb. 28, 2014: 52.9 inches

Source: National Weather Service

Topics: Dust Bowl Dry-Rainfall Glance

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