Historic Rainfall & Flooding Over Areas of Metro Detroit - New Record DAY Rainfall at Detroit for the Month of August But Not for All Time

Day Record Rainfall for Detroit in the month of August with 4.57" was reported at DTW on August 11th, 2014 up to 10 pm. Previous record was back in 1926 with nearly the same... 4.51" on August 17th, 1926. However this is NOT the record of all time for a date...that record also occurred in the 1920s...occurring back on July 31, 1924 with 4.74" That specific  record should hold into midnight. More recently; back in 1998 on July 7th the NWS @ Detroit Metro Arpt recorded 4.34" of rain on that date.

Therefore; the historic rain recorded at DTW today (8/11/14) was the second highest rainfall for any date since records began. The highest again for a day/date; 4.74" on 7/31/24.

                              Record Crest of Clinton River @ near Clinton Twp

The Clinton River broke its all time record flood stage following Monday's heavy rain. At its peak, the flow was approx 12,000 cubic feet per second, which is equivalent to 84,000 gal/s, which is 5 million gallons a minute! /NWS-DTX/

Historic Rainfall & Flooding Across Metro Detroit -NWS

Rainfall and storm reports from 8/11/14

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Bill Deedler -SEMI_WeatherHistorian

1 comment:

  1. Here's a picture of the 1926 flood. I posted the date link to your site: http://www.shorpy.com/node/21847#comment-199129