Edmond saw heaviest overnight rainfall in the state

JOHNNY JOHNSON Modified: July 30, 2009 at 8:13 am •  Published: July 29, 2009
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EDMOND — Just because your rain gauge measured 5 inches this morning, while friends and family nearby got less than 2 inches, doesn't mean it's time to clean the gutters.

"The heaviest rain from last night was in the OKC metro, especially around Edmond, which had the heaviest rainfall in the state," National Weather Service meteorologist Vivek Mahale said. "But it would not be unreasonable for some areas to only get 2 inches while others got close to 5 inches."

One official Edmond report called in to the weather service came in at 3.95 inches, Mahale said.

But if those with smaller rain gauges want to get an accurate reading for today, Mahale said, it might be a good idea to record their rain data and empty them, because more storms could be on the way tonight.

"Right now, there is a 50 percent chance of rain tonight and we could see some more storms," he said.

At 11 a.m. the Oklahoma Mesonet reported the following 24-hour rainfall totals:

• Ardmore — 2.02 inches

Bixby — 0.04

Boise City — 0.69

Chandler — 0.8

Claremore — 0.01

Durant — 0.05

Guthrie — 2.14

Idabel — 0.98

Medicine Park — 0.47

Norman — 0.36

Oklahoma City (west) — 1.21

Oklahoma City (east) — 1.74

Oklahoma City (north) — 0.88

Stillwater — 0.31