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Here's how much rain Harvey dumped on Houston

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TUCSON - In the span of only four days, parts of Houston have picked up four times the annual Tucson rainfall.

Harvey is now the wettest tropical system on record for the United States mainland. A weather station southeast of Houston at Mary’s Creek at Winding Road, reported 49.20 inches of rain as of Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

That breaks the previous record of 48 inches set in 1978 in Medina, Texas by Tropical Storm Amelia. The wettest tropical system for the entire United States is 52", produced by Hurricane Hiki in Hawaii back in 1950.

Other portions of the Houston Metro Area have received 30-40" rain since midnight Friday, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Factoring in the average yearly rainfall of 11.59", it would take Tucson 3-4 years to accumulate these rainfall amounts.

While the rainfall is subsiding, numerous reservoirs, creeks and bayous are running near or over capacity. It may take several weeks for flood waters to subside around Houston.

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