BLOG: Impressive rain totals led to flash flooding

Posted at 2:28 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 15:28:25-04

It was a very wet three days in most locations Monday through Wednesday of this week. You can check out the updated rain totals above as most of the rain has now exited the state.

The excessive rain totaled over 5 inches (in a matter of just a few hours) in the Oklahoma City metro area Tuesday, which led to flash flooding and people needing water rescues. Tuesday was the rainiest August day in OKC history.

Probably the worst conditions were in southeast Kansas Tuesday evening, when 7 to 11 inches fell, especially in Montgomery County. A father and son died when their car was swept away in rural Elk City.

The Tulsa area saw the heaviest rain during the three days of rain early Wednesday morning when over an inch fell during the early morning commute in just a matter of hours. 

Flooding is actually the #1 natural hazard. We always stress, "Turn Around. Don't Drown." Don't try to drive through a flooded area even if you think your vehicle could make it.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms look to continue into next week.