Six years (September 2009-August 2015) of CoCoRAHS and COOP daily rainfall observations along and adjacent to the Balcones Escarpment in the Austin-San Antonio corridor are matched with radar images and meteorological archives to identify and classify individual storm events. Storms are excluded if radar and hourly rainfall data indicate that a distinct rain event cannot be identified due to the observation time or not satisfying the minimum rainfall threshold. Statistical rainfall distributions are determined for each storm event and groups of storms broken down by season, primary forcing mechanism, and storm structure. In addition, maximum, mean, and selected percentiles of rain totals for each event will be correlated with SPC mesoanalysis parameters like precipitable water, upwind propagation vectors, and warm cloud layer depth (i.e., LCL to freezing level) to determine which exhibit the greatest predictability. If time and results permit, an attempt will be made to develop and evaluate a local operational index for forecasting average and locally heavy rainfall totals in the region that may be applied to SPC mesoanalysis and high-resolution model data in real-time and global models prior to an event to improve decision support for rainfall and flash flooding expectations.