YTD rainfall sits at 2.13 inches

Julye Keeble

Staff writer

Uvalde received 0.28 inches of rain Saturday, and 0.02 on Sunday, as measured by the weather station at the Texas A&M Uvalde AgriLife Research and Extension Center. The precipitation brings the year-to-date total to 2.13 inches.

The first Uvalde rainfall of 2020 was received on Jan. 10, measuring at a mere 0.11 inches. But more rain fell starting on Jan. 16, when 0.48 inches was recorded, followed by 0.52 the following day, Jan. 17, then 0.32 on Jan. 22 and finally 0.01 on Jan. 28, to end the total for the month at 1.44 inches.

In February, rainfall was sparse in Uvalde, with the A&M research center recording rainfall on only two days. On Feb. 3, a mere smattering was received totaling 0.01 inches, and on Feb. 11, 0.12 inches fell, to bring the rainfall total for the year up to 1.57 inches.

The J-27 index well of the Edwards Aquifer measured yesterday at 877.9 feet above mean sea level, just under the 10-day average of 878 feet. The first J-27 measurement of 2020, recorded on Jan. 2, measured at 879 feet, the same as the last measurement taken in 2019.

Rain accumulations taken by area weather observers last weekend varied from 0.20 inches in La Pryor to approximately 2 inches in the Utopia area.

Craig Garnett, who resides on South Getty Street in Uvalde, measured 0.66 in total for the weekend; in La Pryor, John Gaitan reported receiving 0.20 on Friday, with chunks of hail falling for approximately one minute; Nancy Feely, Concan, reported 0.50 for the weekend, mostly from light drizzle; Ricky Musquez, who resides on the Flying J Ranch 7 miles north of Reagan Wells, 0.43 inches on Saturday; and John Simpson, Batesville, reported 0.70 on Saturday.

Mary Louise Baird and her family, who reside six miles west of Barksdale, which has been experiencing a drought, reported 0.04 of rain on Saturday with a very light drizzle on Sunday.

Diane Causey of Utopia measured approximately 2 inches from the start of rain last week through the weekend. Causey noted the rain came in bursts of scattered showers, and that the total was the highest she’d given in recent rain reports.

Bubba Hickman of Camp Wood reported 1.3 inches of rain from Friday through the weekend. Hickman reported a total of 1.10 inches in Camp Wood in February, and as of this edition, including the weekend total above, he has reported a total so far of 3.9 inches for March.

J. Hardie, 4.5 miles northeast of Knippa has reported 3.2 inches so far for 2020, with 0.82 inches in March. This weekend he received 0.29 inches from noon Saturday through noon on Sunday.

In Montell, Russel Ellinger’s weather station recorded 0.42 inches of precipitation over the weekend.

Rain reports were not available for Sabinal or Leakey.

jkeeble@ulnnow.com, 830-278-3335



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