Our record-breaking rain thus far

“…rainfall at Austin Camp Mabry [National Weather Service’s official rain gauge in the city] through May 25th has totaled 16.72 inches, 13.11 inches above normal.  This breaks the previous record May of 14.10 inches set in May 1895.”

—Meteorologist Bob Rose at the Lower Colorado River Authority.

2 responses to “Our record-breaking rain thus far

  1. Kind of overwhelming, isn’t it? OKC through 5/25 was at 18.85 inches, though we haven’t had quite the dramatic flooding that Austin did.

  2. Most dramatic so far is that Lake Travis, just west of Austin, has risen 25 feet in a week from all the runoff, principally into the Pedernales and Llano rivers which feed the lake.