Georges (1998) Radar Image
Most of the storm histories were from the preliminary storm reports provided by the National Hurricane Center or from their online archive of Monthly Weather Review annual articles from 1871 forward.  The National Climatic Data Center was the source for satellite imagery, rainfall reports by state, and special hurricane related reports. The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center was the source for the daily rainfall maps, which were originally produced over the decades for verification of their rainfall forecasts.  The Comision Nacional del Agua, parent agency of Servicio Meteorologico Nacional, Mexico's National Weather Service, was the source of rainfall information for Mexico.  The National Weather Service offices at San Juan PR, Wilmington NC, Wakefield VA, Houston/Galveston TXCharleston SC, Peachtree City GA, and Miami FL were also of great help to this project.  Rainfall mesonets maintained by CoCoRaHS, South Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Chester County PA rainfall network, Jefferson County TX Drainage District 6, and the Harris County Office of Emergency Management were of great help in finding the absolute maximum from several tropical cyclones.  The tropical cyclone rainfall forecasting document linked on the main page was composed by Wes Junker of HPC.  The radar image to the left of Georges making landfall upon Puerto Rico was provided by the San Juan Weather Service Office.


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