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Old 09-08-10, 08:59 AM   #1
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I measured 4 and 1/2 inches this morning!

That is a new record for me, but I have not been doing this for very long, really only since my last birthday, when I got the rain gauge.

We got almost 5 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, as the remains of tropical storm Hermine move north across Texas.

Do any of y'all track rainfall? What is the most you have seen in 24 hours?
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I was camping on a river island and we spent the evening under a very large tarp and drinking. The river level rose from about 2.5 feet to 9 feet overnight. My tent was less than three feet from the water's edge in the morning.

Technically speaking, my boat sank during the night. It was pulled up on shore and the rain it caught pinned the stern down while the water rose over the sides. I rescued it about 3am, before the water rose above the level of the outboard.

I could post pictures of the before and after, but most of the "before" pictures are not suitable for this site.
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4 1/2 inches seems a bit large for you jeff.

We are expecting anywhere from 3-8" in the next 48hrs since the remnants of the storm are parking over us.
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They were saying 8 - 10 inches on TV last night here in Austin. That storm had a nasty tail that just kept the rain coming through most of the night. If my pool is any gauge (and I guess it is), I had to drain off about 8 inches to keep it from spilling it's banks! Good riddance Hermine! That was just nasty.
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Just strong winds up here this week...
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But how thick is the rain gauge?
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But how thick is the rain gauge?
It is a handful

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It's all about duration. Up here, we sometimes go non-stop for 2 weeks.
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It's all about duration. Up here, we sometimes go non-stop for 2 weeks.
Do you listen to Sting albums while doing this?
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jsharr,you need to wonder down the road aways and get a new picture of that babbling brook you showed us,bet it's not babbling now.
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We drove by it in the pouring rain this AM on the way to school. The creek was out of it's banks and the water was a good 8 feet deep where I was standing in the last bass pic. Will try to get a shot of it tonight on the way home.
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Do you listen to Sting albums while doing this?
Nah. But apparently if it goes much beyond 2 weeks we're supposed to see a doctor.
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jsharr,you need to wonder down the road aways and get a new picture of that babbling brook you showed us,bet it's not babbling now.
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Normal flow for the spring. In the summer it is hardly a trickle over the falls.
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Here is what it looked like on Monday afternoon
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wow...hope it doesn't get too bad there.
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Parts of the Dallas area are having some flooding issues, esp the low lying areas. Our neighborhood is very hilly and there will not be any problems. Austin and San Antonio are having some really bad flooding I hear.
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And even more tragically, the low water crossings of the MUP along the Trinity River in Fort Worth are FLOODED!
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Does this all mean it's 4 1/2" from the ground?
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Do any of y'all track rainfall? What is the most you have seen in 24 hours?
I live in So Cal... generally the rain fall during the rainy season is around 5 inches...TOTAL!

No sense measuring rain fall... it only gets depressing...
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We drove by it in the pouring rain this AM on the way to school. The creek was out of it's banks and the water was a good 8 feet deep where I was standing in the last bass pic. Will try to get a shot of it tonight on the way home.
I bet this was all caused by your fishing. You didn't really throw back the little ones, did you?
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Glad to hear we're getting rain back home. I left the sprinklers off for the most of the summer and my wife calls and tells me all the plants are dying. Turning the water on a couple weeks ago may be too little, too late. But at least all this rain will fill up the lakes and the pond in the backyard so they'll be topped off when I finally get home at the end of the month.
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Yikes! That's a lot of rain!

The most I've seen is 8 inches in one night.
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