The National Weather Service is reporting 49.32 inches of total rainfall at a site southeast of Houston. The report now marks the greatest accumulation of rainfall ever recorded in the contiguous United States on account of a single tropical storm.
While this latest rainfall figure needs to be verified by other sources, it’s likely to hold—and even increase. This given that Harvey is in the midst of making its third landfall, where it’s expected to dump even more rain on the already waterlogged states of Texas and Louisiana. Besting the previous record if 48 inches, the record 49.32 inches was recorded this morning in Mary’s Creek at Winding Road.