In Texas, we see much of our severe weather from April to June, and hit the peak in May. This destructive weather can come in the form of damaging winds, large hail and of course, tornadoes.
Parts of Texas have already seen their share of severe weather. Just last week, a system brought wind gusts over 60 mph and quarter-sized hail to much of North and Central Texas. That was before the system pushed East and resulted in severe weather from Ohio to Louisiana and what seemed like everywhere in between. Obviously, we were not in between.
A few warnings were issued as Monday's cold front came through, with most of the warnings in Leon, Milam and Robertson counties. For the most part, we missed out on severe weather in the Brazos Valley. That should be good news, right?
Well, yes and no. On the "pro list" there was no hail damaging crops and no 70 mph winds sending tree limbs through your windows. (Although one dog house did not survive the storm.)
Power wasn't interrupted as it was for thousands of residents in North Texas.
But the one thing we could certainly use that comes with those storms strong enough to be labeled "Severe" is the rain. Obviously, the best outcome we could hope for in a drought-stricken Brazos Valley is a nice warm front to move in and bring a few hours of a nice, steady rain area-wide. However, luck does not appear to be on our side so far this year (or last for that matter). With Monday's system, the "Aggie Dome" once again reared its ugly head, and aside from about two drops of rain in Bryan, BCS got zilch, nothing, nada, zero.
While no one wants dangerous weather, many of us have thrown up our hands and said, "We'll just have to take what we can get."
At least for this week, that doesn't appear to be much.
A cold front will work its way into the Brazos Valley on Sunday. It's still a few days out, but with rain chances still only at 20%, I wouldn't hold your breath. Dry weather is to be expected in say, August, but to be this dry at this point in the year does not bode well for the summer.
Mother nature could still surprise us, but there is a sense of urgency with so many wildfires and thirsty crops that show no signs of being quenched any time soon.
When I'm forecasting, I'm always looking at that last day, hoping to see some glimpse of hope of a good, steady rain. So far that hasn't happened. And hey, there's always the chance that we've got it wrong, and it could pour tomorrow or the next day. It could happen.... :)