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Up to 8 inches of rain
From The News-Courier staff—
Fall-like weather arrived a little early in Knox County when a Canadian cold front blew through last week. Fall doesn’t arrive until next week, officially.
In fact, a record low of 48 was reported in Benjamin by Weinert Meinzer, who has been keeping records for more than 50 years. “It’s first time I’ve seen temps in the 40s in 52 years,” he said in a Facebook post, adding that such temps didn’t usually arrive until between Oct. 10-18.
In addition, farmers received the rain that they had been praying for with reports of up to eight inches recorded by one resident in Goree. Several sources in Munday reported their five-inch gauges were overflowing with more coming the next day. The Bud E. Smith facility near Knox City reported 2.47 inches while up to two inches was reported by another resident in Benjamin. Even higher amounts of rain were reported south down the Highway 277 corridor.
Showing just how big Texas is was evident when Amarillo reported a feel-like temperature of 27 last Wednesday while Brownsville reported 107, a difference of 80 degrees. Travelers would have needed a coat to start the trip in the Panhandle and get into shorts or a swimsuit when they arrived in the Rio Grande Valley.