Hail hits Llano; Storms bring needed rain
February 12, 2013, 9:00 pm by From Staff Reports
The Llano, Kingsland and Horseshoe Bay areas received some much needed rain last week and through the weekend, with parts of Llano receiving dime-sized hailstones.
The sky opened up over the city of Llano last Wednesday afternoon received a brief, but heavy rain, with scattered showers throughout the weekend in most areas.
Thunderstorms early Sunday morning left up to 1.5 inches of rain in parts of the Highland Lakes, while early showers on Monday continued to dampen the area.
Buchanan Dam and Kingsland recorded the highest totals from severe thunderstorms that moved through the area in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority rain gauges.
A cold front brought a line of storms through central Texas, and the immediate area was impacted by at least two storm cells that contained heavy rain, small hail and winds of around 60 miles per hour. No significant damage was reported from either storm cell.
The highest rain totals were recorded in Buchanan Dam with 1.54 inches and Kingsland with 1.5 inches. Backbone Creek in Marble Falls saw 1.19 inches of rain, and 1.13 inches was reported on Lake LBJ at Sandy Harbor.
Other rainfall totals were Burnet, .60 inches; Tow, .40 inches; southeast Llano, .86 inches; Llano River near Llano .10 inches; Round Mountain, .94 inches; Lake LBJ at 1431 bridge, .19 inches; Willow City, 1.01 inches; Spicewood, .36 inches.
For more stories, and additional rainfall totals, see Wednesday's The Llano County Journal.
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