Here's the gauge at 3.7" (9.4cm) and it kept raining! By nightfall, it was at 4.0" (10cm) for the day!
That's more rain in one day than all the rain of all the summer months combined!
The Wall of Water started in west Texas last night and slowly swept across the state all night long. By morning another stream of rainstorms had started in Houston as we waited for the main event. Both systems converged here and it never
stopped raining the entire day. Even far South Texas got a nice dose of thunderstorms. Thanks be to God.
Maybe the pattern is shifting.
It had been so long since I'd heard thunder in the morning that my wife and I were both puzzled by the noise. We thought one of our neighbors had dropped a big box.
Perhaps trees will be saved all across our state and hope is on the rise.