I had another post scheduled to go up this morning, but then it started raining....and raining...and raining...
The dot is us downtown, I wish this radar was animated, the rain has not stopped, it's what they call a self sustaining storm. One weather person said it is like a living organism, it breathes in warm Gulf air and moisture and then exhales it to the North as rain and then then repeats it. That keeps it from moving. This radar has looked like this since midnight.
Look at these rainfall totals...this is since it started last night. The heavy rain started about 11pm. And yes, those totals are inches of rain. 13", 12", 15"...there is one weather station that has reported TWENTY INCHES of rain.
2nd Man and I are stuck at home today, of course in a high rise we are safe, but we can't get out of the building, most roads around the building are underwater. We last heard from 2nd Family about 2am, they texted and said lightning had struck and fried their TV and computer and were without power. Not sure how everything else is out at there but at 2am, they said rainfall had exceeded 10 inches. It was coming down so hard, they couldn't get outside to check again.
Words they are using this morning on every news station...
"STATE OF EMERGENCY"...
KEEP HOUSTON, INDEED ALL OF TEXAS, IN YOUR THOUGHTS!