Here’s how much rain fell in San Antonio over the past week
It has been a long time since the Alamo City has seen heavy rain. For the most part, South Texas has been sweltering under a powerful heat dome since the second week of June, keeping precipitation near record low levels.
In fact, only 1.16 inches of rain fell in San Antonio between June 8 and September 8, the lowest ever recorded in that three-month time frame. Most of that fell as a result of Tropical Storm Harold in late August. Because of this, large parts of South Texas, including Bexar County, saw drought severity increase to “exceptional” status, the most severe possible condition, according to the U.S. Drought Mitigation Center.