Monday storm brings record rain

April 29th, 2013 at 10:56 pm by under Weather
Storm over eastern Travis Co. - Dorinda Ostermann

Storm over eastern Travis Co. – Dorinda Ostermann

1.89 inches of rain fell in one hour Monday afternoon at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, surpassing the daily record for April 29th, 1.51 inches, set in 1979.

Unfortunately, beneficial downpours like that were few and far between, as only scattered storms developed. Camp Mabry recorded no rain at all.

Those storm that did develop were strong, producing some dangerous lightning. One bolt struck three men on a construction site near Bee Cave. Click here to read that story.

Some 1″ to 2″ diameter hail was reported in a few storms, including one in the Fredericksburg area.

Many of our viewers sent photos from the storms and rainbows that followed. Click here to see them.

We might see a popup shower again Tuesday, but the upper level disturbance that triggered Monday’s storms is moving toward the Texas coast, so the chances for storms is greatly diminished.

A strong cold front will move through early Thursday morning, and will bring our next chance for rain or thunderstorms, beginning Wednesday night.

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