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Heaviest Rains in 3 Months Across Central Texas through Central Texas: A Look at the Effects
The rainfall we picked up from Tuesday into Wednesday was the greatest rainfall in Central Texas in about three months.
Light to moderate rain showers began on Tuesday across Central Texas and continued through the overnight hours into Wednesday afternoon.
This provided ample opportunity to rack up our rainfall totals and after forecasting 2-4” across the area, that’s exactly what we received!
Here’s a look at some of our 48 hour totals:
Official Records: Camp Mabry in Austin: 2.49”
Austin Bergstrom International Airport: 2.25"
Johnson City: 3.08”
La Grange: 3.65”
Lago Vista: 3.09”
Marble Falls: 2.14”
Round Mountain: 3.97"
San Marcos: 1.80”
Sun City: 4.14" *Highest
A few places to look for more rainfall totals will be:
The Lower Colorado River Authority’s Hydromet Website
The Community Collaborative, Rain, Hail, & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)
Lake Levels: We saw a good chunk of our storms move over the highland lakes.
Lake Travis is currently at 631.6 ft – Up ½ ft from Tuesday, but still 37 ft below normal
Lake Buchanan is currently at 992 ft – Up ¼ ft from Tuesday, but still 19 ft below normal
We are under a severe drought across Central Texas. However, we’ll see the effects of the rain, in our next drought update, issued next Thursday.
Rain showers are moving out of the area. Check your latest weather conditions on our KEYETV Weather Page.
-By Meteorologist Allison Miller