Derrick Russell



Like everybody else I was ecstatic about the rain we got over the weekend, and because I'm a big ol' nerd I wanted to find out exactly how much it did rain.  Luckily the National Weather Service post daily "Hydrometeorological Reports" online.  You can see the reports for West Texas here.  They are separated by 24 hour periods and have lots of different locations.  I used Midland International Airport as the basis and added up the total amount of rain it received from Friday to Monday and... drumroll please.... the airport received 2.13 inches of rain this weekend.  Lots of places further south got way more than that.  One of the main reservoirs for West Texas, the O.H. Ivie Reservoir, rose over 8 feet* due to the rain, but to put that in perspective O.H. Ivie was only about 10 percent full before the rain to just over 17 percent full after.  More info on reservoir levels here. So the rain we got may have just been a few drops in the bucket but I'll take some drops over no drops anyday. 

*Update: since i've posted this they have upped the total to 9.5 feet... look there is even a chart!

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05/27/2014 11:51AM
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