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Weather Blog: 2013 Starts Out Soggy in Southeast Texas

Weather Blog: 2013 Starts Out Soggy in Southeast Texas

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 1 at 2:31 PM

Heavy downpours strike the coastal areas with flash flooding on Galveston and the Bolivar peninsula. Here's how much rain fell last night in Harris county as you were ringing in the new year. Average rainfall amounts ranged from .50"- 1.00" from the north side to the south side of Houston. Rainfall totals inside the loop were over an inch.

The heaviest rainfall was on Galveston Island and the Bolivar peninsula with reports of street flooding New Years morning. As much as 3" - 6" of rain fell on the East side of the island prompting a flood advisory until 11:30 am on New Years day.

Still this wasn't enough to end the drought with a -7.45 inch rainfall deficit at Bush and a -2.79 inch shortage at Hobby. Galveston also came up short with a -3.55 inch deficit for the year. A over-running light rainfall pattern continues for New Years day, with an 80% percent chance of rain today. Happy soggy New Year eveybody!

Watch the forecast --> http://bit.ly/8EDAdy
HOU Weather app --> http://bit.ly/T5qf1M
Interactive radar --> http://bit.ly/n1SuyF

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