Harvey sets Texas rainfall record for tropical cyclone – NWS

Aug 29 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Harvey has set a rainfall record for tropical cyclones in the state of Texas, with 49.32 inches (125.3 cm) of rain observed at a location southeast of Houston, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday.

The state’s previous record was established in 1978 by cyclone Amelia, in Medina, Texas, according to the NWS. A total of 14 observed locales have seen more than 40 inches of rain as of 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) during Harvey, NWS said.

Source: Harvey sets Texas rainfall record for tropical cyclone – NWS

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