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Just another day in a climate-crazy world.  Or not.

They report. We decide.  

Afterall, the definition of "weird weather" seems to be a moving target lately.


150 car rescues -- is that a lot?  Maybe, maybe not.

They report. We decide.  


Storms sweep across Texas and the South, dumping up to 7 inches of rain

by Erin McClam and Daniel Arkin, NBC News -- Apr 28, 2013

A day after heavy downpours flooded Texas and parts of the South -- dumping as much as 7 inches of rain in some areas -- waters were receding in Houston on Sunday morning, officials said.
[...]

On Saturday, Houston firefighters conducted at least 150 rescues of motorists who accidentally drove into high water and became trapped in their vehicles, Evans said.


Floods, torrential downpours, and rivers of ice -- in Texas!


Storm floods streets, dumps rain and hail on Greater Houston area

by KHOU.com staff, Houston Texas -- April 27, 2013

[...]
The NWS said that thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds up to 60 mph were moving southeast at 25 mph. There have been reports of up to 6 inches in West and southwest Houston.

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"Ice from Hail formed a river outside of Reliant Stadium."

"The ice is moving in the form of a river."

"That's the accumulation of dime-size and quarter-size hail."


Now we've seen everything.   Maybe, maybe not.



Flooding, Water Rescues Reported in Houston

Associated Press weather.com  -- Apr 28, 2013

[...]
Flooding became a major, life-threatening concern on Saturday night after inches of rain fell in the Houston, Texas area. According to The Weather Channel's Severe Weather Expert, Dr. Greg Forbes, rainfall totals of more than a half-foot were reported, including one report of 8.12 inches in Sugar Land-Meadows Place.

Hobby Airport reported 6.05 inches of rain Saturday, about half of it coming in just one hour. However, the April 27 daily record of 6.20 inches from 1972 remained intact.


I guess that's what you call a "once in decade" Texas storm. Thankfully, their all-time record is still in tact. Whew!

I wonder if they keep records for Hail-Ice-Rivers?

Maybe they had better start.



Originally posted to Digging up those Facts ... for over 8 years. on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 06:12 PM PDT.

Also republished by Houston Area Kossacks.

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