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Floods in southeast Texas, October 1994

Fact Sheet 073-94

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Abstract

Rainfall in southeast Texas, which ranged in amounts from about 8 to more than 28 inches during October 15–19, 1994, caused severe flooding in parts of a 38-county area. A combination of meteorological events—residual atmospheric moisture over southern Texas associated with Hurricane Rosa from the Pacific Coast of Mexico and low-level moisture from the Gulf of Mexico drawn inland to a warm front by a strong low-pressure system over the southern Rocky Mountains—spawned vigorous thunderstorms that produced rainfall amounts that may exceed records for the area.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Floods in southeast Texas, October 1994
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
073-94
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Houston, TX
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N