Thursday Morning Storms Add to Rainfall Totals...
The remnants of Wednesday evening's severe storms in North Texas swept across the Brazos Valley during the pre-dawn hours Thursday. Although the storms had dropped below severe limits, they were still producing gusty winds to near 50 mph, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. Minor wind damage was reported around the area, mainly downed trees or limbs. But the important thing for us is that we received some more much-needed rainfall.
This map shows radar-estimated rainfall totals from this morning:
Here are some of the rainfall totals from reporting stations:
And some not-too-shabby amounts from some of our viewers:
Two day totals for the area ranged from just a few tenths to over 3 inches. Last week's rainfall resulted in parts of the Brazos Valley, including Brazos County, being lowered from severe to moderate drought conditions. This week's rainfall may help even further in easing the drought conditions when next week's Drought Monitor is released.