Sunday, June 08, 2008
Holy Rain Buckets...
Yesterday...I don't know if it is true or not, but this day seemed to be one of the worst State Wide Weather days in my memory. These photos were taken as we drove home around 8:30 PM last night.
Weather spotters were out in force in Readstown. We spoke briefly to a firefighter and she advised us to hustle home and tuck into a valley.
At 5 AM the National Weather Service had advised that Ontario was experiencing the *worst* flooding on record. At that point in time we'd had 5 inches of rain in less than 24 hrs. We are having flash flooding at this moment.
My home is located 45 feet below the ridge and we are somewhat sheltered. We are not flooding here. However the water is running off the hillsides and down through the yard and driveway. It is also running off the hill behind the garage...and through the garage.
AT 800 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO SHOW MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN MOVING NORTHEAST ACROSS CRAWFORD...VERNON...RICHLAND...AND NORTHERN GRANT COUNTIES. UP TO A HALF INCH OF ADDITIONAL RAIN MAY FALL BETWEEN 800 AM AND 930 AM. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE 3 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN THAT HAS FALLEN SINCE SATURDAY MORNING. THE VERNON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORTED THAT 5.50 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN STODDARD SINCE SATURDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION...THE FOLLOWING ROADS WERE CLOSED... HIGHWAY 56 NEAR VIOLA HIGHWAY 80 SOUTH OF HILLSBORO HIGHWAY 162 NEAR CHASEBURG AND HIGHWAY 131 BETWEEN LA FARGE AND ONTARIO
End of the day report....Vernon County Sheriff's Department recommends no traveling in our county tonight. Many roads under water and secondary roads washed out.
The rivers and the creeks are still rising.
Have a nice evening!