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.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Record Rainfall For Gotham
Yesterday's torrential rainfall in New York City broke all existing records.