The Rain has Cometh
A slow drizzle relieves parched land
Published Sept. 16, 2011 @ midnight
The rain that started late Wednesday evening slowly soaked into what some say was possibly the driest land in recorded Garza County history. The 90% chance of precipitation drizzled to about 12 noon on Thursday and isolated storms dropped heavier rains on the City of Post into the evening.
The forecast calls for more rain on Friday and a warmer 81 degrees.
The rain and the cooler temps on Thursday, only 57, gave residents relief from the long hot record setting summer and hopes that Fall is on its way. The temperature was 24 degrees below the average high for Post. Several locations in the panhandle reached a chilly 50 degrees for a high. Meanwhile, other parts of the state remained dry and hot. It hit 101 degrees in Laredo.
Rain fall totals reported by The Garza Post readers are from a 1/2" at Mission Petroleum (East Highway 380), 8/10" in the southwest part of town and 1" was measured five miles north on the Crosbyton highway. According to the Texas Tech mesonet Post officially received .98 inches.