ozonepete wrote:NDG wrote::uarrow: I think they go by cm or mm not inches when they report rainfall totals.
Locally yes, but this is through an NWS application which converts it to inches (see column header). Also there are very high mountains just west of the city so there definitely could be orographic lift going on. Ok, I'll keep looking..
Good evening, Pete...perhaps, that total is not as outlandish as it first appears...the site averaged a bit under 3in/hr for six hours...obviously torrential but conceivable given that the long axis of the main feeder band set up over coastal Veracruz state. Running roughly wnw to ese, that relatively stationary band set up early this afternoon, training thunderstorms along the axis with the individual storms moving ese at 25-30kts. If that scenario verifies, I believe it could account for the ~18inches of accum rainfall. Does that sound reasonable to you, Pete?....Grtz from KW, Rich