I’m not sure I completely believe my rain gauge, but when I went out to walk our dog at 7 a.m., it had 5.5 inches of water in it. In other words, it was almost overflowing. Given how hard and how long it rained in Northfield last night, I expected 3 inches or so, but wow! When I checked Weatherunderground, which is usually my go-to source for local weather, it showed between .74 and 1.5 inches in Northfield, depending on the location. Now that seems low.
Anyone else out there with a rain guage? How much rain did you record last night? And, by the way, after a rain-free, but soggy walk, the rain started again about 8 a.m. today.
Update: Checked the rain gauge at 1:30 p.m., and we had another 1.5 inches in it, for a total near 7 inches.
Further update: According to my rain gauge, the total rainfall was about 7.5 inches in a bit over 24 hours.