Weekend rain sets record, ends moderate drought

Weekend rain sets record, ends moderate drought.
On Thursday, Columbia was 3.63 inches short of the normal amount of rainfall for the year.
The majority of the rain, 4.46 inches, fell on Saturday.
It rained 0.38 inches on Friday and 0.92 inches on Sunday, according to National Weather Service records from Columbia Regional Airport.
The Sanborn Field Weather Station at MU recorded 0.29 inches on Friday, 3.55 inches on Saturday and 1.77 inches on Sunday.
The heavy storms over such a short period of time have caused creeks and rivers in Columbia to flood.
In Columbia, National Weather Service records showed that Hinkson Creek crested Saturday at 19.12 feet, which was just short of the record 22.4.
By Monday afternoon, only a handful of roads remained closed, including Easley River Road near the Missouri River and Route WW at Cedar Creek.
The MKT Nature and Fitness Trail, as well as the Hinkson Creek and County House Branch trails, each had water over them Monday morning, park services manager Gabe Huffington said.
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