Rain as we all know doesn’t fall evenly across the landscape.  1-inch difference in very short distances is very common.  A few years ago, I had over 3” of rain fall in my backyard, my neighborhood streets were flooded, yet someone I know just a few blocks away ended up with just 1/4″.   The same thing can also be said of severe weather.  Severe weather has been fairly common this past week and last night.  Although wind damage can and is often widespread, damaging hail tends to fall in narrow corridors whereas one side of the road experiences widespread crop damage and the other side records no damage at all.  Making such forecasts in advance is nearly impossible.

Daryl Ritchison