Today in weather history

In 1979...

Claudette was a weak tropical storm, but do not say that to residents of Alvin, Texas. A phenomenal 43 inches of rain inundated the Houston suburb to set the all time 24 hour rainfall record for the United States. This staggering total is just 10.82 inches shy of the all time annual rainfall record for Wichita which is 53.82 inches set in 2008.

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