An evening thunderstorm brought blessed rain and relief to area farmers Thursday, as a slow-moving cold front made its way across the county. Rain totals measured anywhere from 3.25 inches near Byron to 1.54 inches at Davenport. Hebron received about 2.50 inches of rain.
The county was put into a severe thunderstorm watch around 3 p.m. Thursday. The storm hit the area around 7:15 p.m. Strong wind and torrential rain hit first; pea-sized hail fell for a few minutes in Hebron. The temperature dropped from 95 degrees to 68 degrees in a matter of minutes.
Thayer County had not seen rain since May 27 when an early evening, rapid moving hailstorm dropped .27 inches on the area.
No tornadoes were reported in the Thursday storm. More rain is expected Friday and Saturday evenings.