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Record Weekend Rainfall in May

Mathis Field officially reporting more than 5.5" of rain since Friday, May 23, 2014.
The Concho Valley has seen record rainfall to help alleviate the drought conditions in West Texas.  Before the start of these showers San Angelo had only seen 0.85" of rain, the second driest start on record.  Since then we're taken a complete 180 degree turn.  Saturday broke a record for rainfall, when we saw 2.39"; the old record was only 1.49 back in 1919.  Then again another record was broken Sunday with 2.36" of rain; the old record was 1.23" back in 1932.  So far for the month of May we've seen 5.88" which puts us above average.  It also brings our total for 2014 to 6.40" deviating from the normal amount by only -0.96".  New numbers from the National Weather Service also shows that the recent rainfall has added 16,000 acre ft to O.H Ivie, sadly it remains at 13.6% capacity.  The north pool at Twin Buttes has also increased 7.5 ft in the last 20 hours.  And, even better news, Lake Nasworthy is at 100%.  City crews were even forced to open the gates to reduce flooding.  More rain is in the forecast for today.  The Concho Valley is also under a Flash Flood Watch until 7:00am tomorrow morning.  Any additional rainfall will cause flooding since the ground is already super saturated.
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