(RNN) – Harvey set a brand new document for continental rainfall within the U.S. on Tuesday.
In accordance with the Nationwide Climate Service, a rain gauge in Cedar Bayou, Texas, recorded fifty one.88 inches of rain from Aug. 25 to Tuesday at 5 p.m. EDT. That studying broke the 1978 report of forty eight inches set by Tropical Storm Amelia in Medina, Texas.
For reference, 50 inches of rain can be about 650 inches of snow.
The rainfall report for the whole U.S. is fifty two inches. It was recorded in 1950 throughout Hurricane Hiki in Hawaii. It’s attainable that Harvey, which continues to be producing a deluge over Houston, might break that report.
Harvey is not completed raining. This rainfall forecast exhibits how the storm will produce heavy rain all through the Southeast.
Texas has a historical past of report-breaking storms. 5 of the ten wettest tropical cyclones within the contiguous U.S. have been within the Lone Star State.
|Rank||Precipitation||Storm||Location and Yr|
|1||forty nine.32 inches||Harvey||Mary’s Creek at Winding Street, Texas, 2017|
|2||forty eight inches||Amelia||Medina, Texas, 1978|
|three||forty five.20 inches||Straightforward||Yankeetown, Florida, 1950|
|four||forty five inches||Claudette||Alvin, Texas, 1979|
|5||forty.sixty eight inches||Allison||Northwest Jefferson County, Texas, 2001|
|6||38.forty six inches||Georges||Munson, Florida, 1998|
|7||36.seventy one inches||Danny||Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama, 1997|
|eight||29.seventy six inches||Unnamed||Port Lavaca, Texas, 1960|
|9||27.eighty five inches||Alberto||Americus, Georgia, 1994|
|10||27.38 inches||Beulah||Pettus, Texas, 1967|
Harvey additionally broke the only-day document for rainfall in Houston on Sunday, unloading sixteen.07 inches of rain at George Bush Airport.
Due to the unprecedented rainfall, August 2017 is the wettest month in Houston’s historical past. In lower than every week, extra rainfall has amassed in Houston than it sometimes will get throughout a yr.
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