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The count: Hurricane Harvey's record-setting rainfall 

51.88 inches

Source: National Weather Service

Hurricane Harvey has likely broken records for tropical cyclone rainfall totals within the continental U.S., with rain gauges hitting nearly 52 inches at Cedar Bayou, Texas. That number tops Tropical Storm Amelia's rain totals from 1978, when rain gauges in Medina, Texas hit 48 inches.

  The record also was broken at Clear Creek near League City, Texas (49.4 inches), Mary's Creek (49.32 inches), Dayton (49.23 inches), and Mary's Creek at Winding Road (49.2 inches). Rainfall totals reached 44.9 inches in south Houston, 37 inches at Houston Hobby Airport and 31.26 inches at Houston Bush International Airport.


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