We had a very bumpy, tornado/lightening/thunder/torrential rain-filled night. The lightening display was incredible, and lasted for hours. There was no reported damage in my town other than tree limbs down, that I've heard of, but terrible damage and several fatalities in other Arkansas communities, two of them relatively nearby. I ask your thoughts and prayers for the families affected, especially those in Scotland, Arkansas, a small community in north central Arkansas where the fatalities occurred.
I emptied my rain gauge this morning. I don't know what the exact amount of rainfall was on my property since the gauge was full and running over. It measures approximately nine (9) inches, and was completely empty yesterday afternoon. It's raining hard, again, but only sporadically. The weather bureau forecasts another band of storms moving through the state during the day. I hope it's just rain, this time.