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Heavy Rain and Storms - 07/27/13

The storms that moved through late Friday night into early Saturday morning dumped more than 2" on some parts of the Austin area.  And what a lightning show!  Have a great Saturday and enjoy the slightly cooler temps!

We didn't have any severe t-storm warnings, but we did have some strong storms late Friday night/early Saturday morning.

*12:19 AM " ABIA had a wind gust of 59 mph

*Elgin reported some Street Flooding

*Elgin also reported a lightning strike knocked out the 911 center there

*Austin Energy reported just over 2000 customers without power at 1:30AM

*Flood Advisories were issued for parts of Williamson, Travis, Lee, Bastrop, & Hays counties

* did not report any low water crossing closures

*Rain totals more than 2 estimated by radar and confirmed by LCRA gauges.

 Selected rain totals:

2.02 Bull Creek in Austin (Loop 360)

1.98 Pflugerville

1.96 Cedar Park


1.58 Elgin

1.29 Dripping Springs

Saturday: 96 Early showers possible.  Mostly cloudy morning, then decreasing clouds. Winds: N 5-10
Saturday Night: 75 Partly Cloudy Winds: NE to SE 5
Sunday: 100 Mostly Sunny Winds: SE 5-10

The storm is weakening and now expected to dissipate with little fanfare.

Have a great weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler
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