Monday, September 19, 2011

Receiving Some Precious Liquid Gold

An upper level trough combined with a weak cold front to generate some much needed rain for all Deep East Texas over the past couple of days.

The rain came in several waves. One wave came on Saturday evening, where parts of the area received some moderate rain showers.

The second wave came Sunday morning, where scattered showers and isolated storms woke many of you up and provided some nice rainfall to start your day.

Then came the last and final round that occurred overnight Sunday and into early Monday morning. This last batch of rain was the heaviest and also came in the form of some strong thunderstorms as the actual cold front sweeped through the area.

When you add it all up, there were several areas that picked up over an inch of rain, with most areas receiving at least a half inch and some spots getting over 2 inches.

Here is a graphic that shows all the rainfall totals over the weekend, as reported by our loyal weather watchers. Feel free to click on the image to see it in better detail.

This one and a half day rainfall event was the most we had seen since June 21st and June 22nd, when 1-2" of rain were quite common across the Piney Woods.

It should be noted that we still have a rain deficit for the month and an 11.59" deficit for the year. Please refrain from doing any outdoor burning and note that the fire threat is still high, despite the fact we received some much needed rain.

Unfortunately, rain chances are dwindling quickly and the forecast looks fairly dry for the next five to seven days.