You got that right. We have had 6.72" registered for the whole year.
Our normal rainfall about this time is around 19".
But what really tells the tale is the fact that from about this time
last year to the end of the year we only got another 1.5" or so.
That means in the last 12 months we have had a little over 8" in
twelve months. Conditions around here show it, espeically if you were
in the area where it rains in the city compared to where it doesn't.
San Antonio is now over 500 square miles area according to our land
grabbing city council (gotta get that tax base, you know) and they
only collect and measure the water at the airport on the north side of
It's a big city. If you are like me (a hobby gardener) you watch the
rain closely. I never saw anything like the 6 or so inches in my side
of town they said we had this year. At my house (inner city guy) I
had a little over 2" so far this year. That's it.
Yeah, way down south from here those folks could wind up with a final
tally of about 18"+ of rain before the storm finally passes them.
Some areas had 12" (around Brownsville) by the 10:00pm (central time)
newscast tonight. That's a ton of water for one day...
We are hoping for 1/2" or so now, not much. But we will certainly
take what we can get. Further mandatory water restrictions are just
Yeah ... had to cancel a 'fill and grade' scheduled for today. That's all it
takes for it to rain. ;)
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