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Old 03-27-2018, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default Rain rain donít go away....

While many of you have received adequate to above average rainfall this winter us “flat landers” on the Llano Estacado have been severely parched. What little moisture we received was blown dry by hard 40+ mph winds or exceptionally dry air (dew points below zero). It has been terribly dry and dusty, but at about 5pm thick dark clouds opened up, and after the pea to marble sized hail quit it has been raining solid, slow and steady. Had to move the dog out of the kennel because it is flooded and it keeps falling.

Hope this is a pattern. It will at least keep the brush fires at bay for a week or so, maybe allow for some April cotton and the dust will settle until at least the weekend (maybe)

Thank you LORD for the rain
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:40 PM   #2
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I'd love about 15" but I'll be happy with any I can get
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:40 PM   #3
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Raining/hailing in Midland now.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:42 PM   #4
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I'm still saturated from Harvey. Not helping my construction,
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:44 PM   #5
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The last rain could be the start of another drought.

Iíve always remembered that.


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Old 03-27-2018, 09:49 PM   #6
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West Texas aint for...."sissies", glad yall are finally getting some rain. It sure makes a big difference in that part of the world....I bet the offering plate triples this week at church.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:51 PM   #7
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The last rain could be the start of another drought.

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Or the beginning of the next flood--
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:57 PM   #8
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West Texas aint for...."sissies", glad yall are finally getting some rain. It sure makes a big difference in that part of the world....I bet the offering plate triples this week at church.
^^^Truf!!
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:58 PM   #9
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A lot of extremes in recent memory

I do my best to take it in stride. Make hay while you can
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:59 PM   #10
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A lot of extremes in recent memory

I do my best to take it in stride. Make hay while you can
Been too wet to make hay down here last few years.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:16 PM   #11
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The Lord is merciful! It’s amazing what a good rain does for your spirits. I enjoyed seeing a lot of my farming friends in Terry County posting rain videos on Facebook. Now if it’ll do the same in Stonewall County I’ll be even more thankful.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:19 PM   #12
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Praying we get more in San Saba tonite!
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:22 PM   #13
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Rain gage showed about 1/2 inch here, don't know when we last had measurable rain. Glad it came though, I was afraid I might get out of mowing weeds this year.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:30 PM   #14
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The Lord is merciful! Itís amazing what a good rain does for your spirits. I enjoyed seeing a lot of my farming friends in Terry County posting rain videos on Facebook. Now if itíll do the same in Stonewall County Iíll be even more thankful.
There was a small tornado on the ground N of Brownfield.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:31 PM   #15
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There was a small tornado on the ground N of Brownfield.
I had some friends post the link. Meadow area I believe. Hope it didnít flip any pivots.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:33 PM   #16
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I’m no weatherman but I told my wife she could expect a few inches tonight.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:42 PM   #17
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Iím no weatherman but I told my wife she could expect a few inches tonight.
Ha.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:52 PM   #18
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Iím no weatherman but I told my wife she could expect a few inches tonight.
That's funny. Heck I have been lying since junior high. At least you were honest.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:29 AM   #19
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That's funny. Heck I have been lying since junior high. At least you were honest.
Don't give him credit too quickly...he's probably stretching the truth
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:00 AM   #20
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Looks like San Antonio to Austin is getting pounded right now.
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:13 AM   #21
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Looks like San Antonio to Austin is getting pounded right now.
Man, have been up since 2:30 or so just outside Austin and it is just slowing down. Headed out to Corpus shortly and hope it keeps coming down.
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:51 AM   #22
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3.2 inches in the hill country. Thank you Lord!!!!!
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:31 AM   #23
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3.2 inches in the hill country. Thank you Lord!!!!!
What a coincidence, HoustonHunterís wife reports the same!
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:33 AM   #24
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Haha!!
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:41 AM   #25
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Praying we get more in San Saba tonite!
We got some here again last night. I will check the guage in a bit.
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:48 AM   #26
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Blessed rain
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:51 AM   #27
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We got some here again last night. I will check the guage in a bit.
Good to hear:
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:13 AM   #28
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Was out that way for the Outdoor Expo and pig hunting with FND ......That whole Lubbock area from Post to Lubbock looked like an orange wasteland. Even the cedar's were browning and the cactus yellow or gray. Glad to hear y'all are getting some much needed moisture.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:17 AM   #29
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Iím no weatherman but I told my wife she could expect a few inches tonight.
Probably same accuracy as a weatherman lol
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:34 AM   #30
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Good to hear:
Gauge shows 1.25 inches.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:40 AM   #31
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San Saba area got 1 plus inch last night......
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:57 AM   #32
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I was up in Guthrie over the weekend. Talking with some of the folks up there, they haven't had any measurable rain since before Christmas, and not a good rain since July 4 weekend.

Cedars are dying. Mesquite trees are dying, even the prickly pear is dying.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:55 AM   #33
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Woo-hoo! 1.8" overnight in Seguin. Much appreciated, thank you Jesus.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:01 AM   #34
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Anywhere from 1/2" to over an inch depending on where you were located. Very welcome rainfall and as Smart said it was getting really, really dry.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:08 AM   #35
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Lmmfao!!!!
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:15 AM   #36
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We’ve gotten almost 2” at our place in San Saba county.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:28 AM   #37
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Glad yall are finally getting some rain. It was dry out there when we goose hunted back in Jan. Drove through Amarillo 2weeks ago on our way to CO and it was still in bad shape.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:30 AM   #38
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Got a little less than a 1/4 inch at my place in Amarillo. Not much, but beats nothing.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:43 AM   #39
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Looking at the closet station, we might have got an inch about 12 miles sw of San Saba. Hope we got more.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:53 AM   #40
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2.5 at the house in South Austin, 3.8 as of 9am at the ranch in Henly.

Bulldozer guy finished expanding our pond three days ago. Should hold about 40% more water now! Didn't get my structure in but Ill take the water any day.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:54 AM   #41
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I got a total of 1.7 four miles north of Goldthwaite.
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:33 PM   #42
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Got another 1.5" this morning but traffic on I-10 was only rolling at 25 mph when we headed west. Some pea-sized hail on the road, but when we got back home, found out there had been 1" hail in town. Fortunately it didn't hit our place.
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:40 PM   #43
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I'm glad you boys out West are getting some rain. Y'all can have it all.
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:49 PM   #44
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got about 3" here today; loving it!!!
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:07 PM   #45
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"Well here in Conroe tonight guys/gals there was a loud boom of thunder and lightning out of no where but it only lasted about 2 minutes. Checked the gauge and it showed a total of 1.57 inches total. I went ahead and dumped the gauge expecting it to fill up on the next round. We were having a few beers and then it started back up again. BOOM. We could hardly get off the couch. Winds were blowing stiff trees in every direction but none of them hit the house so were were grateful although it might have been nice so I could get a new roof off/out of it. I guess I can wait. Most likely when HH is gone hunting we will get 11 inches here in a few hours to saturate the moss/grass. Don't expect a report though.

Feeling frustrated the storms didn't start back up soon I went upstairs to watch the weather channel to catch the total rain counts from all over Texas and it seems we picked the wrong place to live. Where exactly is Acres Homes in Houston?

Total rain count here was 4.002 inches including the initial dumped out count. "





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