An inch to 2 inches dampens Highland Lakes
September 16, 2012, 6:10 pm by Phil Schoch
Mother nature decided to keep most Highland Lakes residents indoors Sunday, dropping anywhere from .75 of an inch of rain to almost 2 inches in some locations.
After more than 5 inches in many places on Thursday, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, precipitation totals for the week registered 6.2 inches in Marble Falls, 3.82 inches in Kingsland, 2.5 inches in Llano and 2.47 inches on the Colorado River at Bend, Texas.
The forecast for Sunday night was mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of a thunderstorm, then partly cloudy with an overnight low of 64 degrees. It will be partly cloudy Monday with a high of 91 and winds less than 5 mph.
Rainfall totals Sunday at 6 p.m. as reported by the LCRA were:
Backbone Creek at Marble Falls: .89
Flat Rock Creek at Marble Falls: 1.00
Round Mountain: 1.35
Johnson City: 1.92
Sandy Creek near Kingsland: .90
Lake LBJ at 2900 bridge: .98
Spicewood 5 WNW: 1.30
Llano River at Llano: 1.52
Burnet 6 SSE: .76
Bertram 8 SSW: .57
The Horseshoe Bay Police Department had to perform one swift water rescue at about 3 p.m. Horseshoe Bay Fire Chief Jim Fierro said a driver was coming down Horseshoe Bay Boulevard toward FM 2147 when he hit deep enough water on the road to stop his car. Fierro said the fire department quickly got personal floatation devices set and were able to rescue the driver without difficulty.
At about 3:30 p.m., Spicewood VFD-EMS received a call from a woman reporting that her refrigerator was smoking and that she thought her house might have been hit by lightning. The site, 125 CR 425, is reported as owned by John Dale and Ann Beasley. Patsy Lester of the VFD said that lightning apparently did strike, probably a pole outside the house itself. There was no fire, but there was some smoldering.
For more, see Tuesday's Highlander.
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