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Old 06-17-2015, 03:15 AM   #1
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Can't Catch A Break In Texas!

The better half and I started our journey to GA to visit family in late April. We knew the weather was bad from North Central TX through South TX, but we couldn't do any better on I40 or north so we decided to run 10 and 20 through the SW and deep south. True to form the rain picked us up outside Ft. Stockton TX and followed us to Atlanta pretty much every day. It was the wettest month of May in the history of TX.

On the turn around we are taking I20 to visit family in the Lone Star State. The weather was supposed to be clearing out. Along comes Tropical Storm Bill. We caught rain in GA, some in Mississippi, and again in LA. Low and behold instead of the bad weather easing off as originally predicted in North Texas a Tropical Storm slams into the coast and Tropical Depression Bill is trying its best to drown what's left of Texas. Our camp got hit with 4" of rain yesterday with more predicted to hit us today. We found a leak where there was never a leak before and probably won't be in the future. Traffic was crawling near a standstill because wipers couldn't clear the windshields well enough to see.

Today they are predicting areas with 3-6" of rain and some up to 12" in a days time! Had I known this in advance I would have had pontoons installed rather than new rubber. The people here are losing their jobs, homes, cars and in some cases their lives with all the flash floods and localized flooding that's going on. We managed to see our relatives that live 9 miles from our camp, but tomorrow we are supposed to head into the Dallas Fort Worth area to visit some more. That may get put on hold a couple of days. Bill is supposed to hit Dallas sometime early this AM and takes its sweet time moving through.

Once we clear Texas heading west we enter the land of triple digit temperatures and wildfires. This was the strangest spring trip we have ever made and for the folks in Texas and Oklahoma one of the worst springs they've ever had.

Maybe, just maybe we'll be more fortunate the next time we head east to visit family. We've been very blessed not to have been hurt during this one. The coach on the other hand is going to need some repairs when we get home.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:32 AM   #2
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The better half and I started our journey to GA to visit family in late April. We knew the weather was bad from North Central TX through South TX, but we couldn't do any better on I40 or north so we decided to run 10 and 20 through the SW and deep south. True to form the rain picked us up outside Ft. Stockton TX and followed us to Atlanta pretty much every day. It was the wettest month of May in the history of TX.

On the turn around we are taking I20 to visit family in the Lone Star State. The weather was supposed to be clearing out. Along comes Tropical Storm Bill. We caught rain in GA, some in Mississippi, and again in LA. Low and behold instead of the bad weather easing off as originally predicted in North Texas a Tropical Storm slams into the coast and Tropical Depression Bill is trying its best to drown what's left of Texas. Our camp got hit with 4" of rain yesterday with more predicted to hit us today. We found a leak where there was never a leak before and probably won't be in the future. Traffic was crawling near a standstill because wipers couldn't clear the windshields well enough to see.

Today they are predicting areas with 3-6" of rain and some up to 12" in a days time! Had I known this in advance I would have had pontoons installed rather than new rubber. The people here are losing their jobs, homes, cars and in some cases their lives with all the flash floods and localized flooding that's going on. We managed to see our relatives that live 9 miles from our camp, but tomorrow we are supposed to head into the Dallas Fort Worth area to visit some more. That may get put on hold a couple of days. Bill is supposed to hit Dallas sometime early this AM and takes its sweet time moving through.

Once we clear Texas heading west we enter the land of triple digit temperatures and wildfires. This was the strangest spring trip we have ever made and for the folks in Texas and Oklahoma one of the worst springs they've ever had.

Maybe, just maybe we'll be more fortunate the next time we head east to visit family. We've been very blessed not to have been hurt during this one. The coach on the other hand is going to need some repairs when we get home.

I feel your pain since I also live in Texas. But thank God once again our area (Corpus Christi) missed that bullet again. Happy traveling.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:46 AM   #3
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And "Ole Bill" dropped 1/4 of an inch in Austin...
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We feel your pain! We live in North Texas and purchased our first RV in May and it has been raining ever since. We are scheduled to leave for Illinois on Friday so it looks like we will be following Bill all the way North.
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And "Ole Bill" dropped 1/4 of an inch in Austin...
Yes, for the most part, Austin and to the west was spared, which was especially good for Blanco and Wimberly. I did get 0.75" yesterday near the Pedernales River, but nothing close to the predictions.
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We left San Marcos just before the flood hit -The Park we were in was wiped out . Been in South Padre for a couple months (Home) - no rain but hot and muggy -
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Here in Southern Ohio were camping in the remnants of the Texas rains. Off and on Rained the last 10 days and 5 or 6 more days of mixed conditions. Just a good time to read a few good books and relax.
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It's been pretty solid in Houston through Yesterday. It stopped raining mid afternoon, and this morning, it's pouring again.

Can't wait for this to clear out and get over with! We've had so much water it's crazy.

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A few years ago we were praying for rain anywhere in Texas as they are now in California.

Lakes in Texas are still down and need replenishing. Aquifers the same.

Let it rain. Let it rain. Let it rain!

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