Hurricane Debra - July 22-28, 1959

This system moved across the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening into a tropical depression on the 22nd as it moved
west-northwest.  By the 24th, this small cyclone turned northward and strengthened into a hurricane, moving inland
into the upper Texas coast west of Galveston Bay, slowly weakening while it moved inland through eastern Texas and
Oklahoma before dissipating as a tropical depression on the 27th.  While rainfall across Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma
was directly associated with Debra, moisture around its eastern periphery focused along a lingering frontal boundary to
its northeast,  leading to locally heavy rains from northeast Louisiana and southern Arkansas east-northeastward across
northern Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  The graphics below show the storm total rainfall for this storm, using
data from the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

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