Friday, May 13, 2011

Receiving a Nice Soaking

A slow moving storm system provided East Texans with not one, but two days of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Round one came in on Wednesday night from North Central Texas, providing us with substantial rain for the first time in several weeks.

On Thursday, round two came in from a thunderstorm complex in South Central Texas.

When it was all said and done, several communities in Deep East Texas picked up some very nice rainfall totals.
As you can see from our weather watcher rainfall reports, many areas saw anywhere from 1-3" of rain, with Tim Martin in Broaddus reporting 3.60" and Lane Lowery in Huntington receiving 3.47".

While the rain was much welcome and needed, we still have a long way to go before our "exceptional" drought status can be reduced. Keep in mind that burn bans are still in place for all of our local counties except Houston county.