You Thought That Was A Lot Of Rain?

August 21, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We have had a lot of rain in north Texas this week; heavy soaking rains in many areas.  In fact parts of Collin County got drenched with 8″ of rain in just 4 or 5 hours Wednesday morning.   There was a lot of localized flooding.

But the rains we saw pale in comparison to what’s been going on in Florida.  Slow-moving Tropical Storm Fay never reached hurricane strength.  But because of the very slow movement it has been a prodigious rain-maker.  Parts of eastern Florida, particularly around Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, have seen as much as 24″ of rain in the past 3 days.  That’s three times the amount of rain Collin County got.  And the rains there haven’t ended yet.  The flooding in some areas will get even worse tonight and Friday.

Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock


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