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Table 3 Summarized rainfall statistics for the study area (Maiduguri, Nguru and Potiskum stations)

From: Drought occurrences and its implications on the households in Yobe state, Nigeria

Stations Number of Years Total amount of Rainfall Long term Mean Std deviation Variance Skewness Kurtosis
Maiduguri 31 1554.60 50.15 11.47 131.64 0.63 0.16
Nguru 31 1082.90 34.93 6.34 40.19 0.52 −0.87
Potiskum 31 1700.20 54.85 8.30 68.81 −1.01 1.15
  1. Source: Computed by the author