San Antonio FloodMay 26th, 2013 at 12:48 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Heavy thunderstorms lasted for 10 hours and dropped 9.87″ of rain on San Antonio. It was the 2nd wettest day ever (second to the 11.26″ that fell on 10/17/98). However, 2.33″ fell on Friday, giving San Antonio a 2-day total of 12.20″. Castle Hills reported 8.77″ and 8.42″ fell at Kelly AFB. Balcony Heights had 7″ of rain in 7.25 hours. McQueeney had 2″ of rain in 35 minutes. More rain and flood reports. There were two fatalities, including a 29-year old woman who’s car was swept off a bridge. A total of 130 people were rescued, including four people from a bus. At the height of the flooding, 30 calls per hour were coming from motorists stranded in floodwaters. Evacuations have been ordered. The San Antonio River set a record crest of 34.2 ft. at Loop 410. The storms produced hail and local wind damage. One weak tornado was reported at Live Oak. Windows were blown out at the NE Methodist Hospital and trees were down in the neighborhood. Shingles were ripped off roofs. Before they reset it, here’s storm total rainfall from NEXRAD. More pictures. Video. Helicopter view. Heckuva water hole on the golf course! Road closed. A has-bin.