Heavy Rain and Cool in the S. Plains

September 14th, 2012 at 9:35 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

     Click on the images to enlarge.  The first is the drought monitor issued Sept. 11.  The second is rainfall in the U.S. over the past 7 days.  24-hour rainfall:  7.15″ Leander TX, 5.54″ Johnson City TX, 2.83″ San Antonio, 2.53″ Beaumont, 2.20″ Little Rock AR, 1.49″ Austin, 1.11″ Oklahoma City.  Along with the rain, some very cool air has pushed south.  Here’s some afternoon temperatures:  72, Austin, 70 Dallas, 66 El Paso and San Antonio, 65 Mineral Wells, 64 Abilene and Lubbock, 61 Springfield and Joplin MO, 59 Hebron OK.    Other cool spots this afternoon:  60 Houghton MI, 52 Geraldton, Ontario (north of Lake Superior).  Low temperatures:  28 International Falls MN, 31 Grand Forks ND.  There are Frost Advisories out for N. Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

6 Responses to “Heavy Rain and Cool in the S. Plains”

  1. Cal Lamoreaux says:

    What’s with the weather map? It appears there are a half dozen hurricanes over MI, WI, and IN. Screen shot here. http://tracmvl.webs.com/weathermap.jpg
    Hundred mile diameter rains with clear “eyes”. I saw this condition before on Sept 6.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      You’ll see these green blobs on the radar in the evening/night. This occurs when an inversion develops and the radar signal is bent back. This is most apt to happen on clear nights with light winds, especially in late spring, summer and early fall. Scroll down about half way here: http://www.grlevelx.com/manuals/grearth/radar.htm

  2. Scott (west olive) says:

    Well lets hope lots of snow puts a big dent in all that red this winter. :)

    1. fixxxer says:

      I think you meant to say let hope we get no snow… ;)

  3. Jack says:

    Listening To : Stevie Ray Vaughn… Texas Flood..!!

  4. Joe Ellison says:

    I don’t like snow and heavy rains. I want warm weather, I hope we get it soon.

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