Fall weather is arriving later than most Central Texas residents would have preferred, but at least it is here just in time for the ninth annual Brownwood Reunion Celebration.

And after a period of rainy conditions that played havoc with high school football teams and their fans, sunnier skies are in the forecast too. The party cloudy conditions with high temperatures in the mid-80s and lows in the mid-60s are exactly what Reunion planners would have ordered – assuming they had any control over such things.

Meanwhile, drought conditions that have gripped large areas of Texas, especially in southern Texas, have been eased by the September storms. For some areas, “eased” is something of an understatement. Conditions went from drought to deluge within a few hours. Both conditions are devastating, but Texans have learned to be thankful for all but the most damaging totals of rain whenever they can get it.

Texans shouldn’t be too surprised at the generous rain. September is one of the wettest months of the year, so this is the time that any deficits in the annual rainfall chart can be made up. But for the Brown County area, this summer has been a rainy season anyway, although that moisture has evaporated quickly under the triple-digit heat.

Regardless of what has happened, the stage appears set – and dry – for the ninth annual Brownwood Reunion Celebration this weekend.

Brownwood Bulletin