Hurricane Debra - July 22-28,
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
from the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina.