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Harvey forces National Weather Service to add new color to its rainfall map

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 30, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Amanda Froelich) last modified Aug 29, 2017

Over the weekend, Texas was hit by a potent Category 4 hurricane named Hurricane Harvey. After the natural disaster dumped more than 30 inches on the state and unleashed winds as strong as 130 mph, causing widespread destruction, weather forecasters at the National Weather Services (NWS) had no choice but to add another color to their rainfall map. Lavender now represents “unfathomable” amounts of rain. In some Texan cities, rainfall was predicted to exceed 50 inches. As a result,...





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