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Weather Blog: Record Rainfall

Weather Blog: Record Rainfall

by Gene Norman

khou.com

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 5:42 AM

The noisy storms that woke many up early Friday deposited some hefty rainfall totals and thankfully didn't leave behind much damage.  Hobby airport set a record for daily rainfall with 2.54" in the bucket.  The old record was 1.94" set on this date in 2004.  Our WeatherBug maps above show the totals around town and southeast Texas.  That line of storms was much stronger as it rolled in from Jackson, Wharton and Matagorda counties.  For a while, tornado warnings were up around Matagorda Bay.

Many may be wondering what happened to the daytime rain we were supposed to see on Friday?  The overnight storms were part of an expected first line spawned by low pressure rolling through west Texas.  That low took a more northerly turn and there are new storms today, but they're up around the Red River Valley.  As the low rotates, though, there is still the chance that we could see some scattered showers later Friday afternoon into late evening.  However, I'm not expecting the heavy downpours we saw in the pre-dawn hours or any rough weather.  Saturday remains fairly cloudy and I can't rule out a brief sprinkle, but the weather should be good for both the Art Car parade and the Dynamo Home Opener in their new stadium.  Skies brighten, but temperatures remain nearly seasonable for Mother's Day.

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