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Old 08-01-2020, 10:56 AM   #1
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22 hope you got your rain barrels full last night. Stepped out of the truck transformer blew, near heart attack all for 1/4 inch although news this a. m. said 1.75 here but we sure weren’t under that cloud
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:16 PM   #2
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22 hope you got your rain barrels full last night. Stepped out of the truck transformer blew, near heart attack all for 1/4 inch although news this a. m. said 1.75 here but we sure weren’t under that cloud
We got a good soaker yesterday evening. Didn't water the garden for the first time in probably a month this morning. Looking at the ground now you couldn't tell we got a drop tho.
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We are getting the first real steady rain we've had in some time today.


It could have waited a couple days, but we did need it.
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Glad you got some. Saturday evening blew out transformer lightning thunder for 3 hours or more solid. Birds pissed a little that was it. Typical south Tx. None to speak of here since May. As one of my ol mentors used to say we’re 1 day closer whatever that means ha


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Wild a couple of hours. Trees down everywhere. One landed on a customer's house. No one yet but damaged the back of the house and deck.
Also got several roof shingle blow offs last thing I needed, I'm swamped. No rest for the weary
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I'm convinced central Texas is in a perpetual draught, interrupted by floods.

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I'm convinced central Texas is in a perpetual draught, interrupted by floods.

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Thats what a guy told me when I was watching Lake Travis overflowing a couple years ago.

We're in a drought now... we are getting less than an inch of rain a day
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When was this that Lake Travis was over flowing
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I thought we'd get some yesterday afternoon, mostly frizzled out before it got here. August is almost always the worse month for heat and no rain here, dog days of summer.
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October I believe of 2018. The year the Llano bridge got overwhelmed. We were staying on Lake LBJ and Jaws told me I should probably head out or risk getting stuck. Even lake LBJ was crazy high crazy fast.

We dont flood like that here. Even when we got over something crazy like 36" in a couple weeks we were way flooded, but not that fast and not that much.

Was an eye opener for us because we hear about someone getting 8" of rain and think, "that sucks, gonna be wet." It was then that we realized 10" in a week can be devastating to some places. I think you guys got somewhere between 10 and 12" in a few days and we didnt think anything of it until our last day there and realized how fast that water can rise.
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Must have been when H-Harvey bands was parked over the area
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:37 PM   #13
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Must have been when H-Harvey bands was parked over the area
It was after Harvey. Jaws and Txelectrician would be able to tell you. Apparently it was an epically bad flood for the area. It was right as Michael was hitting the panhandle of Florida so it must have been the year after Harvey because Harvey and Irma were back to back bad storms.

The memes around here that year of Harvey/Irma were "Um, yeah... Texas, Florida is going to need it's rednecks with boats back..."

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