Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Rain is Falling

It's a cool fall day in San Angelo. As I write this, we are even getting a bit of rain. Much of West Texas has received quite a bit of rain this week, and some areas, such as Odessa and Lubbock, have even appeared on national news programs due to flooding. But there's no flooding in San Angelo.

We've had some sprinkles off and on for the past 2 or 3 days, but not enough to even dampen the bottom of my rain gauge. But today, we've received about a quarter of an inch. There has been some heavy rains to the northwest -- in the area of Sterling City -- the past few days, and the North Concho has flooded in that area. Waters from those rains should have reached O.C. Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park by now. That's good news, as the lake has dried considerably this summer falling heavy rains last spring.

It's been a warm and dry fall so far in our area. We normally get some good rains in September and/or October, but that hasn't happened in the immediate San Angelo area this year. But other parts of the area to the north and south of us have enjoyed good rains off and on, and that is good. Right now, the temperature is 57 degrees, and that is the lowest high temperature we've had so far this fall.

Donna and I have been wanting to get out in our trailer and enjoy the fall weather, but in truth, there just hasn't been any of our typical cool fall weather. And even if it was typical fall weather, we would not be able to enjoy a good fire as approximately 150 Texas counties are under burn bans, including most of the counties around us.

But we're getting some rain right now, and I'm grateful for that.

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