Rains continue in area

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer

Area residents are expressing joy after receiving more much needed rain Sunday night. The rain has been a big boost to the area, according to local farmers.

Floyd area farmer Jeff Essary reported a half-inch of rain at his farm, which lies six miles south of Floyd. He also reported receiving approximately one inch of rain at his home, three and one-half miles west of Floyd.

“All my crops are planted. Every little bit helps. It didn’t affect any crops. (The rain), made me happy,” Essary said.

The north edge of Elida received four-tenths of an inch, Zoe Tabor, Elida resident, said.

“It was a nice long shower all night long,” Tabor said.

Further to the South, area farmer Cindy Harth reported 2.5 inches of rain at their home located five and one-half miles north of Causey.

“It’s been absolutely wonderful. We’ve been in a very dry spot. This will give us moisture to plant wheat and help the grass grow for the winter,” Harth said.

In town, the overnight rainfall for Sunday was reported to be 0.95 inch, according to Colt Owens of KENW Broadcast center.

In an Aug. 3 PNT story, KENW reported that Portales received 1.38 inches of rain on Aug. 2.

According to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department, no major damage from wind, flooding or hail was reported.

After being under a flash flood watch on Sunday, flash flood warnings were also placed in effect for Roosevelt County on Monday night, according to the National Weather Service Web site.

The National Weather Service forecast a 50 percent chance of heavy rainfall, scattered showers and thunderstorms in effect for the area on Tuesday.