Sunday, October 9, 2011

Texan Drought Remedy

Folks in Texas are sighing with relief. After a VERY dry summer, showers are passing over the region, bringing inches upon inches of rain.

The soaking across the state, and many part of Oklahoma is breaking records. In San Angelo, before this event, rainfall totals for the year were 12.11'' below average -- a severe defecit. Yesterday alone, 2.56'' fell, breaking the record of 1.06'' set back in 1957 by more than half! Not only that, but over the course of the summer, Texans only saw 2.43'' of rain, TOTAL! So this one event lapsed the entire summer's rainfall amounts.

While flooding is still a concern (higher rates of rain over dry land are perfect ingredidents for floods), drought conditions would have been a bigger concern had these showers not arrived.