Friday morning we started off 4.33 inches in the red in College Station. Easterwood hadn’t seen a good soaking since the middle of April and hadn’t seen anything in May.
However, an upper level disturbance that started off the day Friday by dumping 6 inches of rain in areas near San Antonio and Austin moved in Friday afternoon. This system being especially slow-moving dumped a lot of rain in a short amount of time.
While the system as a whole moved East, the strongest storms continued to form over the same locations and head North, what is called “training.” The heavy rain falling continuously over a short amount of time did result in flash flooding of some low-lying areas.
Another batch of rain moved in Friday night and Saturday morning, waking many across the Brazos Valley to the sound of thunder.
Before it was all said and done, several locations saw over three inches of rain, certainly putting a large dent in the rainfall deficit in Southeast Texas. So where do we stand now?
At Easterwood as of Saturday afternoon, we picked up 1.88 inches of rain since Friday. Fairly unimpressive compared to Hearne where close to 4 inches were reported. Our Weather Watcher in Caldwell reported a 2-Day total of 3.22” and between 2.7 and 2.9 inches fell in areas near Snook.
At Easterwood, the deficit’s now down to 2.79” and more showers Sunday could close that gap even further, but we'll still need a few more rounds of good soaking rains before we head into summer to get rid of the drought completely.