Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rainfall Where You Live

A slow and meandering upper low has situated itself over East and Southeast Texas the past couple of days, bringing with it light to moderate rain and overcast skies.

Due to the slow and steady rainfall, we were able to see lots of the rain and moisture soak into the very parched soils of the Piney Woods. This is the type of rain we needed, considering we are in a moderate to severe drought.

As a result of the rainfall, we have seen two East Texas counties lift their burn bans in as many days.

On Tuesday, Angelina county lifted their burn ban and today, Shelby county followed up by dropping their burn ban as well.

We still have nine counties in our KTRE viewing area still under burn bans, and we will keep you posted and let you know if any more are dropped in the days ahead.

If you are wondering how much rain you or your neighbors received, here's a list of rainfall totals through Tuesday night from our Weather Watchers.

1. Tim Martin, Broaddus----------------- 0.70"
2. Bill Wallace, Chireno------------------- 1.40"
3. Glenda Douglas, Crockett---------------1.16"
4. Daryl Thomas, Cushing---------------- 3.50"
5. Willie Lankford, Etoile----------------- 0.92"
6. Gordon Hooker, Groveton------------- 0.60"
7. Lane Lowery, Huntington-------------- 0.96"
8. Cindy Hoyt, Kennard-------------------0.90"
9. Jerry Fender, Livingston--------------- 0.80"
10. Jimmy Partin, Looneyville------------ 1.80"
11. Staci Byrd, Milam-------------------- 0.60"
12. Dave Olszewski, South Lufkin--------- 1.85"
13. Bill Teague, South Nac. Co.-------------2.10"
14. Dorothy Penney, South Rusk Co.-------2.30"
15. Larry Graybill, Trawick----------------2.50"