Scattered showers and thunderstorms occurred on the afternoon and evening of the 2nd, when a weak cold front entered the Big Country and an outflow boundary advanced south of Interstate 20. One of the storms produced a landspout tornado in Haskell County, 7 miles southeast of Haskell. This tornado affected rural areas and no damage was reported. Another storm produced strong, gusty winds in the vicinity of Eldorado in Schleicher County. This downburst wind caused damage to a power pole, several large tree branches, and some playground equipment.
Figure 2 (below) shows rainfall amounts for the 24-hour period ending at 7 AM on July 3rd.
Figure 2. Rainfall for the 24-hour period ending at 7 AM, July 3rd.
Scattered locations across the Big Country received one-half to one inch of rainfall, with localized amounts over an inch.