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  Texas Storms With 5-9.99 in. Measured Maximum Precipitation Max. precip. range:
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1.  
Wichita Falls
August 1, 1950
Heavy rainfall began about 1:00 a.m. Aug. 1. Reports indicate the heaviest rain fell 1:00 to 6:00 a.m. Southwest of Wichita Falls, 4-10 in. were recorded. Maximum recorded rainfall was 9.75 in. during 24 hours 6.5 mi southeast of Dundee.
Deaths and Damage:   Damage in Wichita Falls was estimated at $1 million.
Max. Precipitation:   9.75 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Archer Co., Dundee
References:   Yost, 1951


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2.  
South Texas
May 1 to 4, 1981
Heavy thunderstorms produced rains of 2-5 in. on much of the southeastern one-half of the State. Houston Hobby Airport recorded 9.48 in. during 24 hours May 3. San Jacinto Dam recorded 8.53 in.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.48 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Harris Co., Houston Hobby Airport
References:   Bomar, 1982, p. 15-18

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3.  
South Texas
September 21 to 23, 1928
The largest amount of rainfall occurred in Brooks County. About 3 in. of rain fell on the 23rd.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.47 in. (San Patricio Co.)
8.25 in. (Maverick Co.)
6.40 in. (Jim Hogg Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   San Patricio Co., Corpus Christi
Maverick Co., Eagle Pass
Jim Hogg Co., Hebbronville
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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4.  
Northeast Texas
October 21 to 24, 1919
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Fannin and Denton Counties. The city of Bonham in Fannin County measured 9.4 in.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.40 in. (Fannin Co.)
6.75 in. (Denton Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Fannin Co., Bonham
Denton Co., Denton
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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5.  
Most of Texas
September 19 to 24, 1936
A maximum depth of 7.65 in. was recorded on a small area around Weatherford. Rain also fell on a wide area of the extreme upper Brazos River Basin. Maximum recorded rainfall was 9.39 in. at Tahoka. Lubbock recorded 8.32 in. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.39 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Lubbock Co., Tahoka
References:   Dalrymple and others, 1937, p. 52-68

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6.  
South Texas
August 28 to 30, 1942
A hurricane moved inland over the Matagorda Bay area during the morning Aug. 30 and dissipated in the highland regions of southern Texas by evening Aug. 30. Maximum recorded rainfall was 9.3 in. at Woodsboro in Refugio County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.30 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Refugio Co., Woodsboro
References:   Schoner and Molansky, 1956

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7.  
Tehuacana Creek Watershed
May 11 to 12, 1953
Rainfall began about 4:00 p.m. May 11 and continued for about 24 hours. The greatest rainfall for the 2-day period, 9.30 in., was recorded about 4 mi south of Leroy in McLennan County.
Deaths and Damage:   Damage to the watershed exceeded $1 million.
Max. Precipitation:   9.30 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   McLennan Co., Leroy
References:   Soil Conservation Service, 1953c

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8.  
Deep Creek Watershed
May 17 to 19, 1955
Rainfall began about 7:00 p.m. May 17 and continued for 30 hours. Maximum recorded rainfall was 9.22 in. about 7 mi southeast of Mercury in McCulloch County. A depth of 0.80 in. was recorded for one 5-minute period.
Deaths and Damage:   There was no loss of life from the storm. An estimated $14,580 damage was caused by the storm.
Max. Precipitation:   9.22 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   McCulloch Co., Mercury
References:   Soil Conservation Service, 1955a

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9.  
North Texas
September 28 to October 1, 1903
Up to 10 in. of rainfall in Gainsville and Coleman caused local flooding in North Texas.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.20 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Cooke Co.
Coleman Co.
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1954

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North and Central Texas
May 22 to 25, 1908
As much as 9 in. of rainfall caused flooding throughout much of North and Central Texas.
Deaths and Damage:   Eleven lives were lost and property damage exceeded $5 million in the Dallas area.
Max. Precipitation:   9.20 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Uvalde Co., Sabinal
Dallas Co.
References:   Dallas Morning News, 1999

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11.  
Edwards Plateau
September 13 to 17, 1915
The largest amounts of rain fell on Brown and Pecos Counties. The range in precipitation for the period was 3 in. in Brown County to 9 in. in Kimble County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.17 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Kimble Co., Junction
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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12.  
South Texas
July 21 to 24, 1909
The storm was centered in Kerrville in Kerr County where 9.09 in. was recorded. The city of Hallettsville in Lavaca County received 8.5 in.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.09 in. (Kerr Co.)
8.50 in. (Lavaca Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Kerr Co., Kerrville
Lavaca Co., Hallettsville
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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13.  
Central Texas
September 25 to 27, 1896
About 7-9 in. of rain in the area of Goliad, Blanco, and Hearne caused major flooding in those areas.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.00 in. (Falls Co.)
8.42 in. (McLennan Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Falls Co., Galindo
McLennan Co.
Brazos Co., College Station
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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14.  
West Texas
August 5 to 6, 1906
At least 8.5 in. of rain fell in 2 days in the upper Colorado River Basin, causing severe flooding in Ballinger and San Angelo. The peak stage on the Concho River at San Angelo might have been higher than the 1853 peak.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Tom Green Co., Knickerbocker
References:   Dalrymple and others, 1937; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1954


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South Texas
September 24 to 28, 1913
This storm began in Jim Hogg County with 9 in. of rain and moved up the Gulf Coast.
Deaths and Damage:   Damage was estimated at $1.25 million.
Max. Precipitation:   9.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Jim Hogg Co., Hebbronville
References:   Dallas Morning News, 1999

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16.  
Central and East Texas
October 1 to 2, 1927
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Collin, Washington, Limestone, and McLennan Counties; 9 in. of rain fell in Limestone County and 6 in. fell in McLennan County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.00 in. (Limestone Co.)
6.00 in. (McLennan Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Limestone Co., Prairie Hill
McLennan Co., Waco
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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North, West, and East Texas
September 24 to 29, 1980
Rains of 8-9 in. fell on most of Texas. Particularly hard hit were Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan, and Scurry Counties.
Deaths and Damage:   Damage was an estimated $2.2 million.
Max. Precipitation:   9.00 in. (Mitchell Co.)
8.00 in. (Fisher Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Fisher Co.
Mitchell Co.
Nolan Co.
Scurry Co.
References:   Bomar, 1983a, p. 50-52

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18.  
South-Central Texas
December 31, 1984
Heavy rain (as much as 6 in.) fell in Kimble and Kerr Counties, and as much as 9 in. fell in Real and Uvalde Counties. These rains caused widespread flash flooding and accompanying damages along tributaries of the Llano River and the headwaters of the Guadalupe, Frio, and Sabinal Rivers.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   9.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Real Co.
Uvalde Co.
References:   Moody and others, 1986

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19.  
Panhandle and Central Texas
April 5 to 8, 1900
Substantial rainfall from the Rio Grande to the High Plains caused damage in the Colorado, Brazos, and Guadalupe River Basins.
Deaths and Damage:   McDonald Dam on the Colorado River in Austin was destroyed. A wall of water claimed 23 lives and caused $1.25 million in damage in Austin.
Max. Precipitation:   8.80 in. (Mitchell Co.)
7.10 in. (Travis Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Mitchell Co., Colorado City
Travis Co., Austin
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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20.  
South Texas
September 16 to 18, 1988
Heavy rain caused by remnants of Hurricane Gilbert began during the morning Sept. 16 in South Texas. Heaviest reported rainfall was 8.71 in. Sept. 16-18 at Lamar in Aransas County. In the lower Rio Grande Valley, 6.40 in. fell at Adams Gardens.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.71 in. (Aransas Co.)
6.40 in. (Cameron Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Aransas Co., Lamar
Cameron Co., Adams Gardens
References:   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1988, p. 41-42

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21.  
Fort Worth Vicinity
June 24 to 25, 1961
A small-area storm of high intensity caused flash flooding in Richland Hills near Fort Worth. Three rain gages in the area recorded rainfalls of 3.64-4.71 in. A bucket survey was conducted on upper Big Fossil Creek where 7.7, 8.0, and 8.7 in. of rain were recorded.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.70 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Tarrant Co., Fort Worth
References:   Rostvedt, 1965b, p. 57

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Central Texas See floodsafety.com.
December 18 to 23, 1991
Record-breaking peak discharges were recorded at several streamflow-gaging stations in a large area of central Texas Dec. 18-23. Daily rainfall totals exceeded 4 in. at numerous locations. Maximum recorded 24-hour rainfall was 8.6 in., and maximum recorded 12-hour rainfall was 7.3 in., both at Evant in Coryell County. Medina had 15.59 in. during 5 days. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   Ten deaths were attributed to the flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency dispensed about $43 million.
Max. Precipitation:   8.60 in.
Severity:   Catastrophic
Storm Center(s):   Coryell Co., Evant
References:   Asquith and Slade, 1995; Hejl and others, 1996


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23.  
North-Central, Texas
May 27 to 28, 1885
Heavy rains from the 27th to the 28th caused extensive flooding on the Bosque and Brazos Rivers in Bosque and McLennan Counties. Bridges were washed out and homes and farmlands were inundated.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.50 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   McLennan Co., Waco
References:   None

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24.  
West-Central Texas
October 12 to 15, 1957
Heavy showers and thunderstorms Oct. 12-15 in west-central Texas caused excessive flooding primarily on streams in the upper Colorado River Basin upstream of Winchell. Several U.S. Weather Bureau observers in the area reported more than 8 in. during the storm. Robert Lee, near the center of the affected area, recorded 8.4 in. during the 24 hours ending 6:00 a.m. Oct. 13.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.40 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Coke Co., Robert Lee
References:   Hendricks, 1963a, p. 85

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25.  
Central Texas
October 4 to 8, 1930
The maximum recorded rainfall of 8.25 in. occurred at Clifton in Van Zandt County. 7.69 in. of rainfall was recorded at Coleman in Coleman County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.25 in. (Van Zandt Co.)
7.69 in. (Coleman Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Van Zandt Co., Clifton
Coleman Co., Coleman
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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26.  
North-Central Texas
March 28 to April 2, 1945
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Dallas, Upshur, Henderson, and Van Zandt Counties. Over 8 in. of rain fell in Henderson County with almost half coming on March 30.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Henderson Co., Athens
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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27.  
Rio Grande Watershed
September 8 to 11, 1948
Rain fell on the entire lower Rio Grande Valley below Eagle Pass and on most of the Mexican tributary streams that flow into the lower Rio Grande. Scattered rainfall of as much as 8 in. was recorded for the basin above Zapata and below Del Rio. The storm began about noon Sept. 8 and was more or less continuous until the end of the storm Sept. 11. The heaviest and most concentrated rainfall was at rain gages on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sept. 10.
Deaths and Damage:   Total flood damage was estimated at $5.68 million.
Max. Precipitation:   8.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Maverick Co., Eagle Pass
Hidalgo Co.
Cameron Co.
References:   International Boundary and Water Commission, 1949, p. 65-71

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28.  
Starr and Jim Hogg Counties
October 23 to 24, 1960
Heavy rain produced a severe flood in the lower reaches of Los Olmos Creek, reportedly one of the largest on record. Rainfall began at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 23 and lasted about 12 hours. The heaviest rainfall was during the last 6 hours of the storm. Rainfalls exceeding 8 in. were reported. Heavy damage occurred in Rio Grande City. Overflow from Los Olmos Creek flooded 53 city blocks, left about 2,000 of the approximately 6,000 people in the city homeless.
Deaths and Damage:   There was no loss of life. Damage was estimated at more than $1 million.
Max. Precipitation:   8.00 in. (Starr Co.)
8.00 in. (Jim Hogg Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Starr Co., Santa Elena
Jim Hogg Co., Hebbronville
References:   Rostvedt, 1965a, p. 131-133

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29.  
Cleburne
May 6 to 7, 1969
Rainfall exceeded 8 in. during the storm. Most of this rain fell during the evening of May 6th and early morning May 7th.
Deaths and Damage:   Damage in Johnson County was estimated at $400,000.
Max. Precipitation:   8.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Johnson Co., Cleburne
References:   Reid and others, 1975

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30.  
Bexar County
May 5, 1993
Up to 8 in. of rainfall in Bexar County produced large peaks on Olmos Creek and Salado Creek. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Bexar Co.
References:   None

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31.  
Central Texas
February 20, 1997
Up to 8 in. of rainfall near Harper caused flooding in the Devils, Pedernales, and Llano River Basins.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   8.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Gillespie Co., Harper
References:   John Patton, National Weather Service, written commun., 1999

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32.  
Central Texas
April 3 to 5, 1922
The largest amounts of rain fell on McLennan and Bosque Counties. During the 3-day period, over 7 in. fell in both McLennan and Bosque Counties.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.90 in. (McLennan Co.)
7.60 in. (Bosque Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   McLennan Co., Mcgregor
Bosque Co., Kopperl
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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33.  
Texas High Plains
August 28, 1968
Heavy rains of as much as 8 in. fell on Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River. Canyon in Randall County reported 7.87 in. All highways through Canyon were closed for a time during and immediately after the storm.
Deaths and Damage:   As a result of these heavy rains, a $2-million train wreck claimed one life 15 mi northwest of Childress.
Max. Precipitation:   7.87 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Randall Co., Canyon
References:   Rostvedt and others, 1972, p. 63-64

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34.  
South Texas
August 27 to 28, 1909
A tropical disturbance moved inland south of Brownsville during the afternoon of Aug. 27. Rainfall was moderate to heavy ahead and north of the disturbance as it moved to the northwest. Maximum recorded rainfall was 7.8 in. at Falfurrias in Brooks County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.80 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Brooks Co., Falfurrias
References:   Schoner and Molansky, 1956

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35.  
Val Verde County
February 20, 1997
Up to about 7.6 in. of rainfall caused flooding on the Pedernales and James Rivers. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.60 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Val Verde Co., Del Rio
References:   None

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36.  
Upper Brazos River Basin
October 15, 1926
Heavy rain fell on a small area around Post, causing flooding on the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River near Aspermont.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.50 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Garza Co., Post
References:   U.S. Geological Survey, unpub. data

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37.  
South-Central and East Texas
January 3 to 6, 1932
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Anderson, Houston, Smith, and Bee Counties. The largest amount recorded was just over 5 in. on the 4th in Anderson County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.43 in. (Bee Co.)
6.18 in. (Bastrop Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Bee Co., Beeville
Bastrop Co., Smithville
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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38.  
Southeast Texas
February 18 to 21, 1982
The storms dumped about 6 in. of rain in less than 3 hours at Harlingen. Nearby Adams Gardens had 7.42 in. during 1 day. Heavy thunderstorms dumped 3-4 in. of rain on Karnes and Atascosa Counties Feb. 20.
Deaths and Damage:   Damage to property was $250,000 in Cameron County.
Max. Precipitation:   7.42 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Cameron Co., Adams Gardens
References:   Bomar, 1983b, p. 14-15

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39.  
East Texas
November 8 to 10, 1937
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Henderson, Anderson, and Rusk Counties. 6.3 in. fell in a 24-hour period in Marshall County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.16 in. (Anderson Co.)
7.06 in. (Harrison Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Anderson Co., Long Lake
Harrison Co., Marshall
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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40.  
Northeastern Texas
December 14 to 17, 1906
The maximum recorded rainfall of 7.06 in. was recorded at Long Lake in Anderson Co. 6.57 in. was recorded at Dialville in Cherokee Co.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.06 in. (Anderson Co.)
6.57 in. (Cherokee Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Anderson Co., Long Lake
Cherokee Co., Dialville
References:   None

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41.  
North Texas
April 25 to 28, 1914
This storm originated over Knox County and spread over north-central Texas causing flooding in the Red, Trinity, and Brazos River Basins.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Knox Co., Goree
References:   Dallas Morning News, 1999

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42.  
Central and East Texas
May 1 to 3, 1916
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Brazos, Hamilton, Grimes, and Walker Counties. Over 5 in. fell in both Grimes and Brazos Counties.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.00 in. (Angelina Co.)
6.95 in. (Tyler Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Angelina Co., Lufkin
Tyler Co., Rockland
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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East Texas
December 20 to 22, 1923
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Newton, Cherokee, and Nacogdoches Counties. Over 7 in. of rain fell in Newton County from the 20th to the 22nd.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Newton Co., Newton
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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44.  
The Woodlands
June 7, 1978
Rain from a relatively short-duration, high-intensity thunderstorm fell from about midnight to 4:00 a.m. during the morning June 7. Rainfall of 6.3 in. during 24 hours was recorded at W.G. Jones State Forest. The Woodlands fire station reported 7.0 in.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Harris Co., The Woodlands
References:   Farner & Winslow, Inc., 1978

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45.  
Southern High Plains
October 18 to 20, 1983
Record-breaking rainfall flooded Lubbock and many areas around Lubbock. Several rain gages, including Lubbock, Brownfield, and Paducah, measured 7 in. or more. Many other stations measured 5-7 in.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Lubbock Co., Lubbock
References:   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1983, p. 19

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Northeast Texas
April 3 to 5, 1986
In Grayson County, 5-7 in. of rain in less than 2 hours caused severe flooding.
Deaths and Damage:   Flooding in Sherman caused damages estimated at $1.3 million.
Max. Precipitation:   7.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Grayson Co., Sherman
References:   Moody and others, 1988, p. 21

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Extreme South Texas
February 6, 1987
Torrential rains of 6-7 in. fell during a 2-hour period in parts of Brownsville in Cameron County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   7.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Cameron Co., Brownsville
References:   Carr and others, 1990, p. 21

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48.  
Central Texas
October 12 to 17, 1925
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Washington, Austin, Brazos, and Travis Counties. 6.68 in. on the 12th in Washington County followed by 6.95 in. in a 24-hour period in Austin, Travis County, on the 13th.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.95 in. (Travis Co.)
6.68 in. (Washington Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Travis Co., Austin
Washington Co.
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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North Texas
May 1 to 7, 1990
Heavy rainfall May 1-4 produced major flooding in North Texas during early May. Rainfall was 5-9 in. on north-central sections of North Texas and 2-5 in. elsewhere.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.91 in. (Dallas Co.)
6.36 in. (Dallas Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Dallas Co., Dallas Naval Air Station
Dallas Co., Dallas Love Field
References:   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1990


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50.  
Austin Vicinity
June 17 to 18, 1961
Flash flooding in Austin during the night June 17-18 resulted from intense rainfall. The greatest recorded rainfall was 6.86 in.
Deaths and Damage:   About 300 people were evacuated from their homes in southeast Austin when Boggy Creek overflowed its banks.
Max. Precipitation:   6.86 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Travis Co., Austin
References:   U.S. Geological Survey, unpub. data

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North Dallas
April 28, 1966
As much as 6.7 in. fell during a 6-hour period; 4.9 in. fell during 1 hour. Almost 8 in. of rain had fallen during the preceding 2 weeks, resulting in a well-saturated basin in which all storage areas were full.
Deaths and Damage:   Flooding resulted in 14 deaths and damage estimated at $15 million.
Max. Precipitation:   6.70 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Dallas Co., Dallas
References:   Mills and Schroeder, 1969

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52.  
South Texas
May 4 to 7, 1912
Corpus Christi recorded 6.56 in. of rainfall in a 24-hour period on the 5th and 6th. The city of Laureles recorded more than 5 in. of rainfall on the 5th and 6th.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.56 in. (Nueces Co.)
5.00 in. (San Patricio Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Nueces Co., Corpus Christi
San Patricio Co., Laureles
Cameron Co.
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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53.  
South Texas
August 27 to 29, 1938
A tropical disturbance entered the Gulf Coast about 200 mi south of Brownsville the morning of Aug. 28. Maximum recorded rainfall was 6.5 in. at Sarita in Kenedy County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.50 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Kenedy Co., Sarita
References:   Schoner and Molansky, 1956

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San Antonio
June 4, 1986
San Antonio reported 6.5 in. during 24 hours. Other unofficial amounts of about 10 in. caused widespread flash flooding. Subsequent river flooding lasted for several days along Medina and San Antonio Rivers.
Deaths and Damage:   Local damage was estimated at $3 million.
Max. Precipitation:   6.50 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Bexar Co., San Antonio
References:   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1986, p. 13

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55.  
South-Central and South Texas
March 31 to April 2, 1916
The rain of March 31st continued into April and spread to other parts of the State, ending a drought. The largest amounts of rain fell in Blanco, Bosque, and Kendall Counties.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.40 in. (Hamilton Co.)
4.70 in. (Medina Co.)
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Hamilton Co., Hico
Medina Co., Hondo
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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Gulf Coast
October 15 to 18, 1912
Rainfall was moderate to heavy in the immediate vicinity of a tropical disturbance as it moved inland over South Texas. Rainfall amounts diminished rapidly as the disturbance moved northeast, with largest amounts from the afternoon Oct. 16 to the afternoon Oct. 17. Maximum recorded rainfall was 6.3 in. at Brownsville in Cameron County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.30 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Cameron Co., Brownsville
References:   Schoner and Molansky, 1956; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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57.  
Mineral Wells Vicinity
July 25 to 27, 1962
Heavy rain of 5-17 in. fell within a 40-mi radius of Mineral Wells July 25-27. The area upstream from Greenville Ave. in Dallas had an average rainfall of 6.2 in. July 27. That same area recorded 2 in. the previous day.
Deaths and Damage:   Property damage exceeded $1.5 million.
Max. Precipitation:   6.20 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Dallas Co., Dallas
References:   Rostvedt and others, 1968a, p. 97

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58.  
South-Central Texas
February 24 to 26, 1982
The storm produced 3-5 in. of rain between Corpus Christi and Matagorda from Feb. 25 until morning Feb. 26. Maximum recorded rainfall was 6.17 in. at Point Comfort in Calhoun County.
Deaths and Damage:   Floodwaters caused one drowning.
Max. Precipitation:   6.17 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Calhoun Co., Point Comfort
References:   Bomar, 1983b, p. 16-17

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59.  
Central High Plains
June 5 to 12, 1960
Heavy rain produced localized flooding in the Amarillo area and eastern Panhandle. The Amarillo Municipal Airport recorded 6.15 in. during 24 hours June 9-10.
Deaths and Damage:   Because of heavy flooding, Hall County was declared a disaster area.
Max. Precipitation:   6.15 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Potter Co., Amarillo Municipal Airport
Randall Co.
References:   U.S. Geological Survey, unpub. data

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60.  
San Antonio
May 18, 1965
Rainfall exceeding 6 in. in some areas flooded parts of San Antonio.
Deaths and Damage:   Two people drowned, and 14 were injured. Property damage was estimated at $1 million.
Max. Precipitation:   6.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Bexar Co., San Antonio
References:   Rostvedt and others, 1970b, p. 15

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61.  
Gainesville Vicinity
February 8 to 9, 1966
A runoff-producing storm occurred on the Elm Fork subwatershed of the Trinity River watershed Feb. 8-9. Rainfall began about 8:00 p.m. Feb. 8 and continued until about 6:00 a.m. Feb. 9. About 6 in. fell on the Pecan Creek watershed above Gainesville during an 8-hour period.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Cooke Co., Gainesville
References:   Soil Conservation Service, 1966b

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Trans-Pecos Region
August 10 to 15, 1980
Five-day rains produced by residue from Hurricane Allen fell on the Trans-Pecos area. Flash floods raged on the Pecos and Devils Rivers, causing some roads to be closed. More than 6 in. of rain fell on the Chisos Basin of Big Bend National Park.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Brewster Co., Chicos Basin
References:   Bomar, 1983a, p. 88-90

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63.  
Texas Plains
October 9 to 10, 1985
Rains on the Texas Plains were generally 2-4 in. and on parts of the eastern and southern Panhandle were slightly more than 6 in.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   6.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Midland Co., Midland
References:   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1985, p. 10

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64.  
East Texas
May 29 to 31, 1924
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Nacogdoches and Tyler Counties. 5.7 in. fell on the 31st in Tyler County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   5.70 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Tyler Co., Woodville
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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South-Central and East Texas
October 10 to 11, 1919
The largest amounts of rainfall occurred in Bell and Limestone Counties. On the 11th, 5.3 in. fell in a 24-hour period in Bell County.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   5.30 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Bell Co., Belton
References:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, unpub. data

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66.  
Bull Creek Basin
April 10 to 13, 1954
Rainfall on Bull Creek in Borden County was as much as 5.1 in. Apr. 10-13.
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   5.10 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Borden Co., Bull Creek Basin
References:   McDaniels, 1954, p. 1-2

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67.  
Salt, Paint, and Pecan Creek Watersheds
July 15, 1953
The storm covered a 75-mi2 area near Edith in Coke County. Maximum recorded rainfall was 5 in.
Deaths and Damage:   There was no loss of life and damage was estimated at $32,000.
Max. Precipitation:   5.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Coke Co., Edith
References:   Soil Conservation Service, 1953b

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68.  
Central and East Texas
June 23 to 28, 1968
During the afternoon June 23, Tropical Storm Candy moved inland over the middle Texas coast. The storm weakened slowly as it moved north toward the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Rainfall totals of 3-4 in. were common throughout central and eastern Texas, with numerous locations reporting 5 in. or more.
Deaths and Damage:   No deaths or injuries resulted from this storm; however, estimates placed crop losses at $2.1 million and property losses at $625,000.
Max. Precipitation:   5.00 in.
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Dallas Co., Dallas
Tarrant Co., Ft. Worth
References:   Rostvedt and others, 1972, p. 42

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