Heavy rains impact the southern Texas Panhandle
Preliminary information on the heavy rain and flooding event during the evening hours of Wednesday, July 7, through the early morning hours of Thursday, July 8, including new rainfall totals.
For the calendar day of July 7, 5.74 inches of rain fell, which set an all-time daily maximum rainfall record. This broke the previous daily maximum record of 4.92 inches set on June 10, 1984.
In addition, the 5.74 inches on July 7 also set a new July maximum daily rainfall record. The previous July record was 4.08 inches set on July 8, 1943.
********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************
|LOCATION||Storm Total Rainfall Inches||Additional Comments|
|NWS Office||7.58|| as of 7 PM
||7.51|| as of 7 AM
|Rick Husband Airport||7.33||24 All-Time Record (7.25")
|Pantex 2N||6.00|| as of 7 AM
|Lakeview Elementary School||5.49|
|The Colonies Area||5.19|
|Comanche Trail Golf Course||4.34|
|West Texas A&M||3.22|
||3.68|| as of 7 AM
|Palo Duro Canyon State Park||2.34|
Below is an image of the 24-hour radar precipitation estimates through 7:00 AM July 8:
As stated, the heaviest rainfall occurred on the east side of Amarillo, but much of the southern half of Amarillo received in excess of 2 to 3 inches.
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