Rain settles dust, buoys spirits

Julye Keeble

Staff writer

Though the first Uvalde rainfall of 2020 on Jan. 10 disappointed at a mere 0.11 inches, more much-needed precipitation began falling last Thursday and was still coming down as of Friday noon.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center weather station reported approximately 0.48 inches of rain fell in Uvalde on Jan. 16, though the measurement cuts off at midnight.

Locally, rain was forecast Friday and yesterday in the Uvalde area with heavy rain possible in some areas. Today and for Monday, when Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated, the outlook is sunny but cool, with temperature dropping back into the 50s for the high. By Tuesday there is a 30 percent chance of rain once again.

The J-27 index well of the Edwards Aquifer measured Friday at 878.9 feet above mean sea level.

Rainfall reports varied widely from surrounding areas, from an inch and half or more to a mere 0.10 inches.

In Camp Wood, Bubba Hickman reported receiving 0.50 inches of rain received before noon on Thursday, with hopes for more.

Ricky Musquez, who resides on the Flying J Ranch 7 miles north of Reagan Wells, reported 1.70 inches of precipitation.


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