Abilene rain totals far below normal in spite of recent showers


ABILENE, Texas - Abilene Regional Airport has received 1.35 inches of rain since Friday, pushing the total received this calendar year in Abilene to 3.99 inches.

That is still far less than the 8.31 inches typically received through May 27, a deficit of 4.32 inches through the first five months of this year.

By this same time last year, Abilene had received 6.20 inches of rainfall.

Meanwhile, Abilene's counterpart to the south – San Angelo – has been bombarded with heavy rainfall since Friday afternoon.

Mathis Field Airport in San Angelo has received 7.42 inches, upping its seasonal tally from the red and into the black. At 8.27 inches for the year, San Angelo is now reporting 0.80 inches above the normal amount typically received by May 27.

As far as some of the rainfall totals that have been observed since Friday across our viewing, here are some select locations and the amounts that have been logged:

*- San Angelo (Mathis Field): 7.42 inches

*- Brownwood: 7.21 inches

*- Cross Plains: 5.90 inches

*- Brady: 4.64 inches

*- Coleman: 3.91 inches

*- Paint Creek: 2.79 inches

*- Sterling City: 2.78 inches

*- Snyder: 2.35 inches

*- Sweetwater: 1.70 inches

*- Hamby: 1.49 inches

*- Abilene Regional: 1.35 inches

The brunt of the rain has been received at this time and the forecast for the next few days gets a bit drier with highs returning closer to normal values in the middle and upper 80s.