Some parts of Lubbock have received heavy rain, particularly early Friday.  But you couldn’t tell that by the rain gauge at the National Weather Service.

As of early Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service reported only 0.08  inch of rain for the day.  That brought the total for September to 1.25 inch.

That doesn’t sound like much.  But consider this.  That 1.25 inch for the first 16 days of September is almost equal to the entire rainfall for the first eight months of the year.  That total is just under an inch and a half -- 1.49 to be exact.  The total for the year as of early Friday afternoon – 2.74 inches.