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Floods in southeast Texas, October 1994

May 1, 1995

Rainfall in southeast Texas, which ranged in amounts from about 8 to more than 28 inches during October 15–19, 1994, caused severe flooding in parts of a 38-county area. A combination of meteorological events—residual atmospheric moisture over southern Texas associated with Hurricane Rosa from the Pacific Coast of Mexico and low-level moisture from the Gulf of Mexico drawn inland to a warm front by a strong low-pressure system over the southern Rocky Mountains—spawned vigorous thunderstorms that produced rainfall amounts that may exceed records for the area.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1995
Title Floods in southeast Texas, October 1994
DOI 10.3133/fs07394
Authors Fred Liscum, Jeffery W. East
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 073-94
Index ID fs07394
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Texas Water Science Center