Harvey Redesigns Rainfall Maps

As Hurricane Harvey’s issue dumped sleet on a Houston area in August,
the staff during a National Weather Service (NWS) knew they were watching
history. And as a sleet totals were tallied, a group combined not one, but
two new colors to a rainfall map: purple for 20 to 30 inches and light
pink for over 30 inches. “It’s formidable to envision what has never
happened,” says Greg Carbin, who leads a NWS Forecast Operations Branch
in College Park, Maryland. “I wish we don’t have to use it again.” The
total? Nearly 52 inches in a week in Cedar Bayou, Texas, a record in the
continental U.S.

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