After many feared we were heading towards a summer as bone-dry as the last, Wednesday's rainfall caught us up and then some for the year. Starting the day Wednesday in BCS, we were 3.22 inches below normal. Then, record-breaking rainfall moved into the area, bringing 4.27 inches of rain to Easterwood airport (breaking the old record of 4.26 inches in 1946). As much as we received in the twin cities, there were several areas that received a lot more.
Radar estimates came to over ten inches in Northwest Burleson county.
Weather Watchers reported substantial totals across much of the area.
8.0 inches reported between Hearne and Bryan
6.5 inches reported between Keith and Iola.
6.02 inches were reported in Caldwell.
5.9 inches were reported in Peach Creek.
5.8 inches were reported in the Pershing subdivision of College Station.
5.5 inches in Benchley.
4.2 inches reported by another weather watcher near Caldwell.
3.87 inches reported in Snook.
3.5 inches reported in Cross.
3.25 inches reported in Edge.
3.1 inches reported in Kurten.
3.0 inches in Iola and Snook.
2.6 inches in Normangee.
2.5 inches of rain fell in Somerville.
Only 1.15 inches fell near Centerville as of 6 p.m., but moderate rainfall continues in Leon county.
With the upper level low still just to our North, more rain could fall through Thursday. Unfortunately, after that, rain chances will remain slight at best for awhile, and we could certainly use a few more good showers before we head into the dog days of summer!