Hurricane remnants could mean more rain

Monday, July 28, 2008 | 9:31 p.m. CDT; updated 12:30 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Cynthia Parker, left, and Georgia Parker look over the flooded road that leads to the Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Monday. S.J. Idel, an aquatic specialist for the city, said the road typically floods when it rains and the water is generally down 30 minutes after it quits. "Today it hasn't gone down as quickly," Idel said.
The swimming spot usually opens at 10 a.m. but remained closed until noon because of the rain. "There was some water on the road when we opened," Idel said.

COLUMBIA— The remnants of Hurricane Dolly are forecast to affect central Missouri on Tuesday night and Wednesday, with more heavy rain possible.

Already this year, Columbia has gotten 35.17 inches of rain, which surpasses the 32.92 inches that fell in 2007. And Columbia's 1.52 inches of rainfall on Monday broke the city's record for most rainfall in one day; the previous record was 1.47 inches, set in 1907.


Related Media

It's too soon to tell whether this year's rainfall will top 1993 as Columbia's wettest year, when more than 62 inches of precipitation fell.



Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.