Wettest start to July in over a decade for the Brazos Valley
In two days, Bryan-College Station officially collected almost half of July’s expected rainfall
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - As of Monday evening, Easterwood Airport has collected 0.97″ of rain in the first five days of July. To be technical, that rain was actually collected on the 4th and 5th. This is the wettest start -- officially -- for Bryan-College Station in 11 years. By the 5th of July 2010, 0.98″ of rain managed to make it in the rain gauge.
July, on average, is the driest month of the year for the Brazos Valley. The updated 30-year-average for this month shows an expected rainfall of around 1.97″. After Monday’s rainfall, Bryan-College Station has collected 49% of that expected monthly rain. While this is the official reporting station for the record books, other parts of the cities have received anywhere from 2″ to 4″ of rain over the past five days.
Below is a collection of rainfall totals from official reporting stations and KBTX Weather Watchers across the Brazos Valley from both Monday and over the past 72-hours:
|Location||Rainfall Total||24, 72 Hour, or July Total|
|College Station (Easterwood Airport)||0.97″||July Total|
|Bryan (Coulter Field)||0.68″||72 Hour|
|South Bryan - Hensel Park||3.56″||72 Hour|
|Northwest Brazos County||6.05″||July Total|
|Dime Box||1.69″||72 Hour|
|Brazos River @ FM 485||3.21″||72 Hour|
|Round Prairie||2.46″||72 Hour|
|North Zulch||3.19″||72 Hour|
|South Bryan - South Rosemary Drive||2.09″||24 Hour|
|South Bryan - Barak Lane||0.70″||24 Hour|
|College Station - Carter’s Crossing||3.25″||72 Hour|
|East Bryan - Steep Hollow||1.81″||72 Hour|
|Bryan - Upper Burton Creek Area||5.50″||72 Hour|
Daily tropical downpours and scattered rainfall is in the Brazos Valley’s forecast through the remainder of the week. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 1 out of 4 risk for Excessive Rainfall -- aka a very isolated chance for localized, brief flash flooding each afternoon.
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