Austin Rain Totals
by Michael Scheffe | October 21st, 2009
I had someone direct me to this excellent Austin weather website recently. http://hydromet.lcra.org/ . The site is a fantastic and easy place to check current and historic Austin rainfall totals.
The site, administered by the Lower Colorado River Authority, shows (among other things) the rainfall totals from the LCRA’s vast network of rain guages in the state. For those of us skywatchers who are counting every drop and rooting desperately for rising Austin lake levels, this is like discovering google for the first time. So the next time you ask yourself “I wonder how much it has rained in Austin today” or “How much did it rain in my neighborhood”, you can find a quick answer.
The site revolves around a google-powered map that lets you pan and zoom in and out to find the area your interested in. You can see Austin rainfall totals over the last year, week, 24-hours, etc. (Even, it would appear, real-time accumulations!) If that’s not enough to hold your attention, you can choose from a healthy variety of map overlays that show everything from Austin area lake and stream levels and flow rates to humidity and temperature levels.
Have fun raindancers!