5.5 Harvey: An Exceptional Rainfall Event (Invited Presentation)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 11:30 AM
Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

The rainfall associated with Harvey was truly exceptional. It broke numerous United States records for point total precipitation as well as precipitation over a wide range of areas and durations. Indeed, Harvey may have exceeded storm total probable maximum precipitation values. This talk will compare Harvey to other exceptional rainfall events and describe efforts under way to collect and analyze as much rainfall data from Harvey as possible and to provide a comprehensive set of rainfall analyses for further study.
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