Recent Rain Pushes 30-Day Totals Above Normal for Central Texas Rivers
May showers bring bluebonnets and higher rainfall totals for Central Texas rivers.
Or so promises the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) West Gulf River Forecast Center, which today reported that Central Texas rivers, Upper Brazos and Colorado rivers, and the Coastal Bend all saw 200% to 300% of their 30-day rainfall over the past few weeks.
“One good system bringing several days of rain helped pull the 30-day average above normal for much of the state,” the agency said on Facebook. “Recent rainfall above normal for this time of year, but as for the year as a whole, Texas still sits below normal for total precipitation.”
Flooding continues as rivers drain.
Rio Grande Valley from El Paso to Brownsville remains well below normal.
The NWS’ West Gulf River Forecast Center (WGRFC) provides hydrologic forecasts and warnings for rivers within its boundaries.