Today’s cool front packs little punch, drought conditions improveMay 31st, 2012 at 9:55 pm by David Mazza under Weather
The cool front that slide through the area today, packed little punch for most of us. A big factor was the outflow boundary that arrived prior to the front across much of the area. This boundary brought in some drier air in the lower levels and made the air mass more stable. We did see some moderate rainfall across parts of Northern Williamson County, Fayette, Lee, and Bastrop counties. Below is the 24 hour rainfall totals from our Vipir Radar. You will also notice the streak of 1+” rainfall through Mason County, that was from Wednesday evening’s super-cell that blew through there. I think a lot of that rainfall estimate was hail contaminated and therefore is a bit over estimated.
The latest drought monitor was released today, and it contains all rainfall through Tuesday morning. It actually shows the area in southern Gillespie County that was in a severe drought last week, no longer in the severe drought. Our entire area is still Abnormally Dry, with a small portion of the Hill Country in a moderate drought. We are entering into June, which typically is one of our wettest months. May is the wettest and will go down wetter than normal by slightly more than one inch. Hopefully we will continue to see wetter than normal weather.