Storms bring beneficial rain, localized flooding, to West Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Storms bring beneficial rain, localized flooding, to West Texas

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Flooding in Turkey, TX (Source: Tate Baumgardner via Twitter) Flooding in Turkey, TX (Source: Tate Baumgardner via Twitter)

A stalled cold front, tropical moisture, and an approaching upper-level disturbance combined to produce West Texas' most substantial rain event in several weeks on Sunday.

Portions of the South Plains saw more than a month's worth of rain, Sunday afternoon alone.

The hardest hit area was central Hall County, where a slow-moving strong thunderstorm produced 3.25 inches of rain, along with accumulating pea-sized hail. As of mid-afternoon, the area had received a total 4.35 inches of rain.

The downpour temporarily flooded portions of Highway 86 in Turkey. Further southwest, rainfall accumulations of around an inch were widespread along the I-27 corridor; causing localized flooding of roadways and drainage areas.

Accumulations across Lubbock ranged from .75 - 1.50 inches. As of 4 p.m., the official rainfall accumulation at the airport, since midnight, stood at nine-tenths of an inch, with rain still falling.

In Seminole, over two inches of rain had fallen through Sunday afternoon, reportedly flooding a part of highway 180 and swamping farmland in that area.

More rain and embedded heavy thunderstorms are possible overnight into Monday morning, especially across the eastern half of the KCBD viewing area. Elsewhere spotty showers will occur, with slowly clearing conditions Monday afternoon.

For those who did not receive beneficial rainfall today, a generally unsettled weather pattern will stick around through the week. More showers are possible Wednesday, and again late Friday.


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