Sep 19, 2019

Slow-Moving Tropical Depression Imelda Brings Over 30 Inches of Rain to Texas

Patton Village, TX
USA
by
Bob Henson
,
Weather Underground
A man walks into high water into his neighborhood as rain from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, near Patton Village, Texas, about 30 miles northeast of Houston. Image credit: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP
A man walks into high water into his neighborhood as rain from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, near Patton Village, Texas, about 30 miles northeast of Houston. Image credit: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP

Phenomenal rainfall totals had piled up Thursday morning even as the event was still under way. The town of Hamshire, Texas, about 10 miles southwest of Beaumont and 60 miles east of Houston, reported 25.75” in 12 hours and a storm total of 33.58” from Monday morning through 9 am CDT Thursday. Another report in the same general area showed an unconfirmed storm total of 40.75” on Thursday morning. A personal weather station in Beaumont, TX recorded a 3-day precipitation amount of 36.08” as of 1:30 pm EDT Thursday.

The flooding rains are affecting many of the same areas devastated by rains from Hurricane Harvey just two years ago.