Today it rained. We haven't had one like this in a couple of years. Have a cousin wholives about 1/4 mile east of me, who called me around 2:30 this afternoon, and told me it was coming down hard. Had quarter size hail falling, and it had only started a short while ago.
About 5 miles from home, I ran into this little squal. Normally the speed limit is 70 mph, but I was doing about 15, and could only see 10 feet or so ahead. Whan I finally got to the little trailer court I call home, there was about a foot and a half of water over this low water crossing. That's an anomily in Texas where they build a bridge lower than the actual road. In this case, over what some would call a dry creek, but most would call a drainage ditch. The low water crossing is about 2 feet above the ditch.
So the road was closed, and a spent a couple of hours at the cousins house. WHen I arrived home, about 5:00, I looked at my unofficial weather gauge. It's just a small igloo cooler, 18-pack size, that I was too ;azy to bring inside last week. It had about 4 inches of water in it. We had a lot of water falling here in 3 short hours. Maybe we'll actually drop to the lower end of severe, or even all the way to the simple drought stage now.