|The road to Whiteface Mountain |
on Saturday, May 25th.
There was deluge amidst drought this weekend in Texas. Thunderstorms dropped more than a foot of rain on the San Antonio, TX metropolitan area. Some thunderstorms occurred during the afternoon Saturday, but heaviest rain fell in training nocturnal thunderstorms late Saturday night to early Sunday morning. Here is the CoCoRaHS map for Saturday, May 25 for Bexar County. San Antonio is located near the center.
The heavy rain caused flash flooding in the San Antonio area, with some streams approach record high flood levels. A new record flood stage was set on the San Antonio River Saturday morning.
|River stage observations for the San Antonio River|
The rain is sorely need in Texas, where lake and reservoir levels are very low from two years of drought. However, this was definitely too much too fast. Unfortunately the flash flooding caused three fatalities, caused a roof of an apartment complex to collapse, and inundated many roads.