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United States Point Rainfall Records

(Rainfall in Inches)

Time

Rainfall

Location

Date

1 minute

1.23

Unionville, Maryland

7/4/1956

5 minutes

2.03

Alamogordo Creek, NM

6/5/1960

12 minutes

2.30

Embarrass, Wisconsin

5/28/1881

15 minutes

3.95

Galveston, Texas

6/4/1871

30 minutes

7.00

Cambridge, Ohio

7/16/1914

40 minutes

9.25

Guinea, Virginia

8/24/1906

42 minutes

12.00

Holt, Missouri

6/22/1947*

1 hour

13.80

Central West Virginia

5/4-5/1943

1 hour 30 minutes

14.60

Central West Virginia

5/4-5/1943

2 hours

15.00

D'Hanis, Texas

5/31/1935

2 hours 30 minutes

19.00

Rockport, West Virginia

7/18/1899

2 hours 45 minutes

22.00

D'Hanis, Texas

5/31/1935*

3 hours

28.50 estimated

Smethport, Pennsylvania

7/18/1942*

4 hours 30 minutes

30.70

Smethport, Pennsylvania

7/18/1942*

12 hours

34.30

Smethport, Pennsylvania

7/18/1942*

18 hours

36.40

Thrall, Texas

9/9/1921

24 hours

43.00

Alvin, Texas

7/25-26/1979

4 days

62.00

Kukaiau, Hamakua, Hawaii

2/27-3/2/1902

8 days

82.00

Kukaiau, Hamakua, Hawaii

2/27-3/6/1902

1 month

107.00

Kukui, Maui, Hawaii

3/1942

1 month (mainland)

71.54

Helen Mine, California

1/1909

1 year

704.83

Kukui, Kauai, Hawaii

1982

1 year

332.29

MacLeod Harbor, Alaska

1976

1 year (mainland)

204.12

Laurel Mountain, Oregon

1996

*Asterisk indicates World Record.

 

State Precipitation Records

(Precipitation is in Inches with Location & Date)

State

Maximum in 24 Hours

Maximum Monthly

Alabama

32.52  Dauphin Island  7/19-20/1997

36.71  Dauphin Island  7/1997

Alaska

15.20  Angoon  10/12/1982

70.99  MacLeod Harbor  11/1976

Arizona

11.40  Workman Creek  9/5/1970

16.95  Crown King  8/1951

Arkansas

14.06  *  Big Fork  12/3/1982 

23.86  El Dorado  12/1931

California

26.12  Hogees Camp  1/22/1943 

71.54  Helen Mine  1/1909

Colorado

11.08*  Holly  6/17/1965

23.28  Ruby  2/1897

Connecticut

12.77  Burlington  8/19/1955

27.70  Torrington  8/1955

Delaware

12.36  Vernon  9/15-16/1999

17.69  Bridgeville  8/1967

Washington D.C.

7.34 Reagan Nat.Airport 10/7-8/2005

17.45  24th and M St.  9/1934

Florida

38.70  Yankeetown  9/5/1950

42.33  Ft. Lauderdale  10/1965

Georgia

21.10  Americus  7/5-6/1994

31.61  Americus  7/1994

Hawaii

38.00 Kilauea Plantation1/24-25/1956

148.83  Mt. Waialeale, Kuai 3/1982

Idaho

9.40  Bear Mountain  11/6-7/2006

28.23  Roland  12/1933

Illinois

16.94  Aurora  7/17-18/1996

20.03  Monmouth  9/1911

Indiana

10.50  Princeton  8/6/1905

21.39  Evans Landing  1/1937

Iowa

16.70  Decatur County  8/5-6/1959

22.18  Red Oak  6/1967

Kansas

17.00  Pittsburg  9/24-25/1993

24.56  Ft. Scott  6/1845

Kentucky

10.48*  Louisville  3/1/1997

22.97  Earlington  1/1937

Louisiana

22.00*  Hackberry  8/29/1962

37.99  Lafayette  8/1940

Maine

19.19  Saco  10/21-22/1996

20.0+  Saco  10/1996

Maryland

14.75  Jewell  7/26/1897

20.35  Leonardtown  7/1945

Massachusetts

18.15  Westfield  8/18-19/1955

26.85  Westfield  8/1953

Michigan

9.78*  Bloomingdale  9/1/1914

19.44  Muskegon  2/1912

Minnesota

15.10+  Hokah  8/18-19/2007

18.99 Hokah  8/2007

Mississippi

15.68  Columbus  7/9/1968

30.75  Merill  7/1916

Missouri

18.18  Edgerton  7/20/1965

25.54  Joplin  5/1943

Montana

11.50*  Circle  6/19-20/1921

16.79  Circle  6/1921

Nebraska

13.15*  York  7/8/1950

25.29  Falls City  7/1993

Nevada

9.78 Mt. Charleston 10/20/2004

33.03  Mount Rose  12/1964

New Hampshire

11.07* Mt. Washington 10/21-22/1996

28.70  Mount Washington  10/2005

New Jersey

14.81*  Tuckerton  8/19/1939

25.98  Patterson  9/1882

New Mexico

11.28  Lake Maloya  5/19/1955

16.21  Portales  5/1941

New York 

13.70  Brewster  9/16/1999

25.27  West Shokan  10/1955

North Carolina

22.22  Altapass  7/15-16/1916

37.40  Gorge  7/1916

North Dakota

8.10*  Litchville  6/29/1975

14.01  Mohall  6/1944

Ohio

10.75  Lokington Dam#  8/7-8/1995

17.33  Carthagenia  6/1887

Oklahoma

15.68*  Enid  10/10-11/1973

23.95  Miami  5/1943

Oregon

14.30  Lees Camp  11/6-7/2006

52.78  Glenora  12/1917

Pennsylvania

34.50  Smethport  7/17/1942

23.66  Mount Pocono  12/1955

Rhode Island

12.13  Westerly  9/16-17/1932

21.46  Coventry Center  3/2010

South Carolina

17.00  Antreville  8/27/1995

31.13  Kingstree  7/1916

South Dakota

15.00  Nemo  6/9/1972

18.61  Deadwood  5/1946

Tennessee

11.00 McMinnville  3/28/1902

23.90  McKenzie  1/1937

Texas

43.00  Alvin  7/25-26/1979

45.00  Alvin  7/1979

Utah

8.40  North Ogden  9/7-8/1991

25.45  Alta  12/1983

Vermont

9.92  Mt. Mansfield  9/17/1999

16.99  Mays Hill  10/1955

Virginia

27.35  Massies Hill 8/20/1969

24.98  Glasgow  6/1995

Washington

15.20  June Lake  11/6-7/2006

57.04  Peterson?s Ranch  12/1933

West Virginia

19.00  Rockport  7/18/1889

26.66  Rockport  7/1889

Wisconsin

11.75  Stoddard  8/18-19/2007

21.74  Viroqua  8/2007

                      Wyoming                                    6.06*  Cheyenne  8/1/1985                        12.78  Alva  5/1962

 

*Records esceeded at other stations according to Army Corps of Engineers Records.

#10.75 inches in 24 hours was also recorded at Sandusky on 7/12/1966.

+A credible but  unofficial 24-hour total of 17.21 inches was recorded at

La Crescent 3W, MN on 8/18-19/2007. 

 

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