Main | Monday, August 15, 2011

Record Rainfall For Gotham

Yesterday's torrential rainfall in New York City broke all existing records.
New York broke an all-time record for a one-day rainfall Sunday as up to 8 inches of water soaked the city, snarling trains and flooding roadways. By 9 p.m., 7.7 inches of rain had fallen at Kennedy Airport. It was the most recorded there in a single day since the National Weather Service began keeping records 116 years ago. The heavy tropical rain is expected to continue Monday, and a flash flood warning is in effect until 9 p.m. The normal rainfall for all of August in New York is 4 inches - which means the city was socked with two months worth of rain in a single day. "This is what you would expect in a major hurricane," said Steve Wistar, senior meteorologist at Accuweather.
It's still raining right now. Supposed to continue all day.

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