Thursday's welcome rain deluges some areas but skips others

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 10:40 AM
Last updated 6:28 PM
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Pre-dawn showers that meandered through much of Georgia on Thursday dumped as much as three inches of much-needed rain in portions of Columbia County, while sparing areas to the west and south, including much of Augusta.

Pea-sized hail fell Thursday in parts of Columbia County, including in the Crawford Creek subdivision.  SPECIAL
Pea-sized hail fell Thursday in parts of Columbia County, including in the Crawford Creek subdivision.

Pea-sized hail also fell across parts of Columbia County, according to Pam Tucker, the county’s emergency services director.

Columbia County’s Crawford Creek Wastewater Plant off Columbia Road had the most rainfall in the county with 3.3 inches, Tucker said.

The Columbia County Government Center in Evans was next with 3.23 inches.

Other Columbia County totals included 2.97 inches at Petersburg Station, 2 inches at the county’s Little River Water Treatment Plant off Hardy-McManus Road and 1.8 inches at the Reed Creek Wastewater Plant off Stevens Creek Road.

Farther west, areas along Thurmond Lake received much less rain, with 0.75 inch recorded at the Clarks Hill drinking water plant near Pollard’s Corner.

The National Weather Service gauge at Augusta Regional Airport recorded just 0.09 inch, with 0.62 inch falling at Daniel Field Airport at Wrightsboro Road and Highland Avenue.

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soapy_725 11/15/12 - 12:00 pm
Filler, as if we were not inudated with

want a be weather prognosticators. Three channels of interrupted weather reporting from around the globe on a five hour loop.

And the local combined struggling TV news repeats the cable feed weather reports every three minutes. It is worse that the TV anchors advertising themselves. Ten weather reports and ten "live from the newsroom reports". The the inept reading of highlites from AC and AP provided via teleprompter.

What does Broadcast Journalism 101 entail? Crowns and face painting? Cheerleader scholarships?

Where are the days of Lori Ott and the bringing down of the Linda Schrinkoe political machine?

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