Deluge misses city

YTD total 10.66 inches lower than average

While less than 1 inch of rain was captured in the official city of Uvalde rain gauge, the 11 inches that soaked the upper northwest portion of Uvalde County contributed to a flash flood that sent 27 people near Park Chalk Bluff scrambling for safety in trees and on top of cars.

According to the National Weather Service, a slow-moving, rain-producing storm – brought on by an upper-level system combined with tropical moisture in the atmosphere – draped the Uvalde County area last weekend.

Still, while many yards across town are still soggy with local residents reporting various rainfall amounts, the official year-to-date measurement for 2018 rings in at 4.49

That is well below the 114-year-average of 15.15 inches for this time of the year.

“The rain was brought on by an upper-level low that was parked up across northwest Texas,” said meteorologist Brett Williams. “The storm continued to track over the same area and that is why the portion of northwest Uvalde County received up to 11 inches of rain on Sunday morning.”


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