2.45 inches of rain

flash flood Manning and Myrtle 2018-07-05

The thunderstorm that tracked over the western portion of city of Albany dropped 2.45 inches of rain in less than an hour, according to a report received by the National Weather Service Albany. (Update: NWS Albany said another backyard rain gauge recorded 4.9 inches.)

And that led to a bunch of flash flooding scenes like the one above at Manning Boulevard and Myrtle. See also: Western Ave and Colvin Ave (Olivers Brew Crew looked like an indoor wading pool). [@jamesbelflower] [@CBS6Heather] [Olivers Brew Crew Facebook]

We were curious how often a rainfall like this occurs. NWS Albany responded via Twitter that it's a few-times-a-decade occurrence in the city of Albany.

(Thanks for the pic, G.)

Earlier: Adapting for a more extreme future

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