JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As of Tuesday, Harvey is now in the record books for the rainiest tropical cyclone the Lone Star State has ever seen. Several spots have now had over 50 inches. That's about as much rain as the First Coast sees on average in an entire year.
The record for total rainfall from a tropical system has been BROKEN! Mary's Creek at Winding Road recorded 49.20", previous record is 48". pic.twitter.com/yCjuUOR8p3— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) August 29, 2017
Hurricane Easy holds the record rainfall total from a tropical cyclone for the state of Florida. That storm dropped 45.20 inches in Yankeetown on the west coast of the Sunshine State back in 1950.