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Old 05-06-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Default Finally - some decent rain!

Altho the thunder and lightning kept waking me up last night, it's nice to FINALLY have some decent rain. I've gotten over 1/2" so far, and it looks like a good chances of rain ALL week! Yay!
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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Someone else said there was a "storm" last night...I didn't hear a thing. I was out like a light.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Yes, there was a thunderstorm...it took me a while to get to sleep.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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We are new to the hill country area and there was lightening all night long. Amazing!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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Started around 11ish in Cedar Park. I was happy to hear the rain still coming down this morning.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Got over 1/2" after midnight here in Brushy Creek.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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It was a great storm! We had one really loud, close, clap, with a ripping sound that made me jump up to see if a tree had been hit. But no trees appear to have been harmed, at least in our vicinity. My rain gauge shows over 2 inches! Yes, I lost some sleep, but I don't mind. We went to the Tom Petty concert, and I'm glad the rain held off until we got home.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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1/2" in our little section of Avery Ranch. Yesterday was our watering day, so I let the system run in the morning. Normally, I would feel like half a putz for watering when there was a chance of rain; 10-20% rang hollow in my ears, so I don't feel too bad for the extra watering.

Haven't needed to blow off the patio and deck for a couple of weeks since the trees finished dropping EVERYthing for March and April. BOY, it needs a good blowing, now!
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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It was a great storm! We had one really loud, close, clap, with a ripping sound that made me jump up to see if a tree had been hit.
Same here. Except I was asleep(kind of drifting in and out from the thunder/lightning), and what an adrenaline rush that caused as I jumped out of bed. Made the electricity go out momentarily, too. I thought for sure something in my yard had been hit because it was so bright and instant. Didn't see anything, but I didn't feel like spending too much time by the window looking :P
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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No rain for 6 weeks then more then 2.5"+ over night. My rain gauge overlows at 2.5" so no telling what the total was.

Edit: LCRA Hydromet shows 2.7" on Barton Creek near Sunset Valley. http://hydromet.lcra.org/full.aspx
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