Hope Santa brought you an umbrella: Storm brings more than 5 inches of rain locally

Sunday, December 27, 2015
More than five inches of rain falling since Saturday morning has created plenty of ponding situations for drivers to avoid, such as the one just south of the viaduct on U.S. 231 in Greencastle. (Banner Graphic/ERIC BERNSEE)

Post-Christmas thunderstorms. More rain in one day than a typical Indiana December. And a soggy end to 2015.

Hopefully a lot of Hoosiers got umbrellas or galoshes for Christmas ...

Weather forecasters had been predicting the central Indiana area could see more than five inches of rainfall by the time the storm finally fizzled out Monday night. And this time they were right.

An additional .88 inches of rain was recorded locally Monday, bringing the storm "weather event" total to 5.08 inches in the Greencastle area, according to Putnam County weather observer Diana Foust.

As of sunrise Sunday, the Greencastle area had already recorded 3.23 inches of rain since Saturday morning, Foust reported after making her daily 7 a.m. observations.

And another .97 inches of rain was added when Foust checked her gauges again at 7 a.m. Monday. The final .88 inches followed at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service reports that a typical Indiana December sees 3.17 inches of precipitation for the month.

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  • I've logged 4.52 inches since Saturday morning.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Tue, Dec 29, 2015, at 8:15 AM
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