Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Barry’s 14.58” of Rain in Arkansas Breaks All-Time State Record

Dr. Jeff Masters · July 17, 2019, 11:28 AM EDT

Update: Dierks, Arkansas reported a 24-hour rainfall amount of 16.17" July 15 - 16, 2019, from Tropical Depression Barry, with an additional 0.42" falling during the previous three days, potentially from Barry. The storm total of 16.17 - 16.59" thus establishes a new all-time state record for rain from a tropical cyclone.

Rainfall from Tropical Depression Barry deluged southwest Arkansas over the past three days, with the 14.58” that fell at Murfreesboro on July 14 - 16 breaking the all-time state record for precipitation from a tropical cyclone. Barry’s heavy rains that fell over southwest Arkansas inundated multiple highways, including I-30, and prompted four high-water rescues, according to The heaviest rains from Barry have been in Louisiana, though, with 23.58” at Beauregard.


tags: extreme weather, severe weather

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