Thursday, October 8, 2009
Flooding Rain Today
Heavy rain has been affecting the area since late last night. I don't know what your favorite sound is, but mine is thunder in the morning. It can perk me up better than a finely brewed cup of coffee. This rain has come so quickly, and our ground was semi-saturated from the wet end of September and early October. Creeks and rivers have quickly filled their banks. The road by our house had 3-4" of water over it, and in the 6 years we have lived here, I have never seen it with water.
Morning observations (as of 5:30 a.m.)
Fulton Station (MO-CW-1): 1.59"
Auxvasse Station (MO-CW-5): 2.85"
I've been hearing word of students not able to come to school and some roads have been closed in the area.
Here are some local storm reports. I'll update as I get time today:
6:30 a.m. (Boone County) Several water rescues have occurred
6:55 a.m. (Callaway County) 6-8" of water on county roads
So far at school (using an electronic rain gauge) we have experienced 4.25". I haven't checked my CoCoRaHS gauge yet, so I'm looking forward to seeing if the electronic gauge holds up.
3.82" reported at Sanborn Field at the MU Campus in Columbia
2.25" in Mexico, just north of here