Texas has been drenched by a steady stream of rainfall, which is not expected to completely subside until Sunday. In over an 18 hour period, the deluge has produced 3-4 inches and flash flooding in some areas, with the encrusted earth lacking the absorbency to sponge-up the moisture fast enough.
Rainfall is still below normal. But somehow we are saving water.
For the first half of this year, Lubbock received 5 ¼ inches of rain.
The bad news is that the .99 inches of rain so far this year is still below where we should be at this point in the year.
A Colorado scientist says farmers and ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma can look forward to a wetter than average summer this year.
We have had some rain in Lubbock during the first quarter of 2012. However, it’s not enough to brag about.
Through Friday, the National Weather Service recorded precipitation totaling 1.29 inches
The first major severe weather event of Spring took place during the night across the South Plains.
Last year's weather was the driest in the city's history.
“We’re calling on God again to come, to visit our dry land, and to bring rain. "
We need 14.78 inches of precipitation in December to make this a normal year.