As a result of a weakening in the ridge of high pressure over us, plenty of atmospheric moisture and intense daytime heating (High of 103), some much-needed rain fell in the Brazos Valley Monday. It did come at a price, however. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Madison and Brazos counties around 6:00, and rightly so!
This storm produced large hail and damaging winds. In Wixon Valley in Northeast Brazos county, several homeowners reported fences, trees and swingsets blown over. Another Wixon Valley viewer said winds were so strong she had trouble standing up.
One viewer actually reported siding damage to her home and even an overturned vehicle! The storm was not tornadic.
Elsewhere, many BTU customers reported power outages due to lightning.
On the other hand, for those of us who didn't experience severe weather, rainfall totals weren't much. However, they were certainly enough to water the lawns and give us a break from the intense heat we were experiencing just before the rain began.
Here's a rundown of Monday's rainfall totals:
Wixon Valley: Reports of 0.8" and 0.4"
Highway 21 near Burleson/Brazos Border: 0.8"
College Station (Easterwood Airport): 0.21"
And before the rain: Here's a look at some of our high temperatures from some of our Weather Watchers Monday:
North Bryan: 102
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