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2013-09-26

Yes, that was rain!

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

A perfect 3-point meteorological melding produced measurable precipitation across the drought stricken Texas Hill Country Friday, Sept. 20. An approaching cold front pushed into a mass of Pacific moisture moving up from Mexico and a good deal of moisture moving in from the Gulf coast to put some wet stuff in the local rain gauges.
The National Weather Service reported that western Gillespie County received 6.33 inches early Friday morning. That may have been enough to trickle down into the Hosston sands that collect water up around Fredericksburg to work its way down to the Trinity Aquifers in Bandera County.
Local rain spotters recorded just a trace of precipitation on Thursday, Sept. 19 and up to 7 am Friday.
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) volunteers had significant totals posted by 7 am Sunday.
A spotter on the west end of the county between FM 470 and the Medina County line reported 2.83 inches on South Little Creek Road.
Bandera received around an inch.
Pipe Creek in the Bear Creek Road area had gauges collecting 1.54 inches to 2.23 inches.
Between FM 1283 and SH 46 a volunteer reported up to 3.81 inches.
Near Lakehills on FM 1283, the luckiest people in the county toted up 5.02 inches.
While this rainfall will help green up the pasture grasses and help fall gardens get a good start, the extended severe drought continues.