Skip to comments.Weather service confirms a new record 64 inches of rain fell during Harvey
Posted on 09/28/2017 8:08:13 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a record 64.58 inches of rain fell during Hurricane Harvey in Nederland near Beaumont during the storms five-day onslaught.
The citys record rainfall is the heaviest rainfall ever logged in the U.S. during a tropical storm, breaking Hawaii's 1950 record of 52 inches. The record was captured near Jack Brooks Regional Airport.
Nederland is in Jefferson County a county east of Houston where four people died, more than 74,000 homes were impacted and at least $73 million in damages to public property occurred.
Just a little more than a month since Harvey made landfall, weather officials now have a clearer picture of the storms massive force and how it impacted areas to the east. Meteorologists needed weeks to determine just which area in Houston got the most rain.
In the days after the storm, officials believed that 51.8 inches, logged by a gauge near Cedar Bayou just inside east Harris County, would be the new record. It would have broken the contiguous U.S. record for rainfall during a tropical storm.
Officials later discovered the reading was riddled with errors after realizing the storm flooded and broke the gauge.
Since then, weather officials confirmed at least seven sites with more than 51 inches.
The record would then go to Friendswood which recorded 56 inches before being snatched away by Nederland, followed by Groves with 63 inches.
Data is still being analyzed but Scott Overpeck, a NWS forecaster, said the record will probably stay in Nederland.
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That’s a lot of water. Have seen a good number of 12” days in my 32 years on the MS Gulf Coast but that makes the rain I’ve seen pale in comparison - even after going through Katrina.
64 inches is my height. Dang.
That rainfall dwarfs in comparison to rainfall before Noah decided to build the Ark.
Even today, the town of Cherapunji gets 400-500 inches of rainfall every year. The town is at the foothills of the biggest mountain on earth, the Himalaya’s. The monsoons just bump into the mountain and unload the waterfall.
Most ever was 1980 Cyclone Hyacinthe which dropped 239.5 " at Commerson's Crater, on Réunion Island, (A French possession East of Madagascar.)
Yep, That’s where I live... Houses flooded all around me, mine, the rising water came to less than inch from entering my house!!! Must live right...
I wonder what the rainfall was in the Triassic Era.
A month later and I'm still not back in my house. The current was so strong the piers under my house have shifted and the latest estimate is $6000. just to re-level and repair that damage.
Over the course of x number of days. (5 days to get to 50 inches.)
24 hour record is 42 inches.
And it still wasn’t anything magic or different, it was still just a hurricane doing hurricane things despite the claims of global warming true believers.
Yup...worth 1000 words
Words don’t cover it.
That's twice what we get around here. In an entire year.
Harvey produced 64 inches of rain but you are not hearing and crying like you did from the people of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. There have not been any news stories and pictures from Texas and no fat women sitting in lawn chairs after the hurricane saying nobody is helping me clean up. Why the difference?
Big deal. During The Flood it rained that way for 40 days and nights.
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