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Old 10-11-2018, 09:45 AM   #1
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Default West Texas weather caution this weekend.

It looks like Tropical Storm Sergio is going to make landfall on the west coast of Mexico and move into west Texas this Friday or Saturday. There will be significant rainfall out of this system.

I just came back from my Terrell County/Val Verde County lease this past weekend and the road in to the lease was washed out in several places and you could tell from the debris line that the water had been 6-8 feet deep running down those draws. The ground is saturated and any additional rainfall is just going to run off and run off fast.

If your thinking about going west this weekend you might want to reconsider. If you do go, don't try and cross any flooded low water areas.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:49 AM   #2
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In NW Edwards county and trying to beat this round of rain with a quick Friday afternoon feed run. We received 3.5 earlier in the week so it wont take much more to make the pasture undriveable.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:51 AM   #3
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Dang it! I mean... thank God for the rain.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:55 AM   #4
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Yep, i'm hunting elephant mountain next week...looks like i am going to get wet
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:56 AM   #5
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all of my tanks are full, and my water catchment is full. I just wish I had 12 more water tanks, I'd be set for a year
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:09 AM   #6
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We had 3" from Jan till August in Mason, every tank was dry, now every tank is full and seems like they are going to overflow now
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:17 AM   #7
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Good advice and with the ground already saturated it won’t take much to have runoff.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:45 AM   #8
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Lot's of rain here in the Panhandle also. Forecast is for 100% chance on Saturday and 60% on Sunday and Monday. We are saturated here also in a lot of places.

It is a long season and I really do not want to fight the rain and mud or just sit in the camper all weekend.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:47 AM   #9
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90% chance 7:00am Saturday.
I’m still going and gonna try to put a doe in the cooler tomorrow then probably turn around and drive home.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:50 AM   #10
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Had planned on spending a long weekend at the lease in Kimble county. Looks like it's supposed to be warm and raining so I think I am going to move it until next weekend.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:53 AM   #11
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Cold front for use with the rain. High on Saturday at 58 and 54 on Sunday!
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:03 AM   #12
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Don't let the weather keep you at the house. The deer still have to eat. If you wait for the perfect day you will never hunt
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:11 AM   #13
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I’m going to van horn hunting this weekend. Hopefully the rain will not be bad
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:14 AM   #14
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Don't let the weather keep you at the house. The deer still have to eat. If you wait for the perfect day you will never hunt
After 40+ years of doing this I do understand that and I have reached a point in hunting whitetails and knowing our lease that the early season is not the best. Our mature bucks do not show until early November. I have a freezer full of beef so I do not need the meat.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:17 AM   #15
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Headed to the home place in Eldorado this afternoon. Roads in and out are pretty good, imagine it will already be pretty wet out in the pastures though. Chance of rain on Saturday is pretty good, but we cant kill em sitting at home........
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:28 AM   #16
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This is my only weekend to bow hunt so I am heading to Morgan Mill tonight thru Sunday. Just ready to sit in a blind where its peaceful for 3 days. Its supposed to rain all day Saturday.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:36 AM   #17
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We'll take every drop!
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:38 AM   #18
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Im going to van horn hunting this weekend. Hopefully the rain will not be bad

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Old 10-11-2018, 11:48 AM   #19
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leaving tonight to head to Cisco the weather is turning around the game is moving morning +late morning early evening as well . time to hunt . plus will keep the gnats and blood suckers down argg the heat has been bad
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:00 PM   #20
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You won't melt. Go hunt!
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:38 PM   #21
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I just might. Sugar and **** both melt when they stay wet too long. Now I just need to figure out which one I am! Probably a little or a lot of both!
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:41 PM   #22
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Cold front for use with the rain. High on Saturday at 58 and 54 on Sunday!
Dude look at Monday, this is a BONAFIDE cold front coming down. We will likely get a decent freeze here Sunday night AND Monday night with highs barely in the 40s Monday. Wintry precip Sunday evening, maybe.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:51 PM   #23
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Like others have said you ain't out there you ain't going to shoot him from the couch. The models are showing more of the Panhandle getting a lot of rain rather than West Texas
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:18 PM   #24
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Like others have said you ain't out there you ain't going to shoot him from the couch. The models are showing more of the Panhandle getting a lot of rain rather than West Texas
We are discussing this on another thread. Where is the Panhandle or where does it start and where is West Tx and what towns are in either.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:21 PM   #25
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Panhandle starts north of Lubbock, or at least thats how I explained it while at tech years ago.



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We are discussing this on another thread. Where is the Panhandle or where does it start and where is West Tx and what towns are in either.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:26 PM   #26
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Panhandle starts north of Lubbock, or at least thats how I explained it while at tech years ago.
Not according to this description.

PANHANDLE. The 25,610-square-mile Panhandle of Texas was shaped by the Compromise of 1850, which resolved the state's controverted territorial claims. It is bounded on the east by the 100th meridian, on the north by parallel 3630', and on the west by the 103rd meridian. It comprises the northernmost twenty-six counties of the state; the line forming the southern boundary of Swisher County in the central Panhandle marks the southern boundary.

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Old 10-11-2018, 01:36 PM   #27
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Well, guess I hunt in the panhandle and not west texas....

But I'll still say Panhandle started north of Lubbock!

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PANHANDLE. The 25,610-square-mile Panhandle of Texas was shaped by the Compromise of 1850, which resolved the state's controverted territorial claims. It is bounded on the east by the 100th meridian, on the north by parallel 3630', and on the west by the 103rd meridian. It comprises the northernmost twenty-six counties of the state; the line forming the southern boundary of Swisher County in the central Panhandle marks the southern boundary.

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Old 10-11-2018, 01:38 PM   #28
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Durn it, I need it to dry out a bit so I can fetch the 2wd ranch truck from the muddy spot I left it in .


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Old 10-11-2018, 01:43 PM   #29
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Planning a trip to the lease next week for a few days.

Love to nap in the camper when its raining.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:44 PM   #30
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In Mason hunting now. Didnt rain yesterday or today, tomorrow looks like good chance then party cloudy and cold Sunday with little to no chance . going to try it untill Monday morning then hit the road . hope this cool weather gets them moving on Sunday
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:33 PM   #31
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According to that map Brady, just south of the geographic center of Texas, is in the Panhandle. I'm not buying that. Panhandle to me is Lubbock north.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:44 PM   #32
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I think most of it s going to be north of Mills county.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:33 AM   #33
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Ill spend all week starting tomorrow hunting Twin Buttes. Cold coming at perfect time. Hope the rain keeps everyone else on the couch. Ill be out there.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:05 AM   #34
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Had a clean miss on a doe. Filled feeders and came on home.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:07 AM   #35
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I'm going to try to have everything prepped for first freeze tomorrow.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:42 AM   #36
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Crazy weather this year for "West" Texas and The Panhandle, LOL
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:47 AM   #37
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Ol Sergio is rumbling to the west of me this morning. Man can I hear him coming. But so far only a couple small showers here. I give it about another hour then I may be scooting out of this tree stand.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:02 AM   #38
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It’s pouring on me out near Throckmorton. Rainsuit saved the day for the walk into the stand. Only thing moving so far is pigs. Saw 15 of them but a little out of bow range
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:09 AM   #39
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I have neither a rainsuit or rubber boots. I have not seen a decent buck in about a month now so I suspect they are still in bachelor groups. I'll wait until it isn't raining.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:26 AM   #40
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Cloudy & windy 50 miles north of Constock
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:30 AM   #41
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Pouring down in Granbury right now
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:34 AM   #42
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I'm looking for that dry spot.....

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Old 10-13-2018, 10:44 AM   #43
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I left van horn this morning and it rained so hard In junction I had to pull over
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:39 AM   #44
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LOL....I hate when that happens!!!!
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:49 PM   #45
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Tornado reported on the South side of Brady. Be careful out there.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:55 PM   #46
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We got rained out. Baird

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Old 10-13-2018, 02:04 PM   #47
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It’s not West Texas but it’s getting squirrly in the Ennis/waxihache (sp) areas
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:12 PM   #48
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Tornado reported on the South side of Brady. Be careful out there.


Had heard there was a warning for San Saba. Hopefully it spun up out in a crop field and didnt affect anybody.


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Old 10-13-2018, 02:27 PM   #49
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Confirmed tornado down 10 miles east of Hillsboro and heading to Bloming groove
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:40 PM   #50
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Panhandle got a ton of rain again last night. Our ranch outside of Post has had 9.8 inches in the last 3 weeks. We went from crispy dry to saturated in less than a month.
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