Thundershowers made Sunday the 24th highest rainfall event in El Paso history

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Sunday’s heavy rainfall event made it into the history books in two ways.

First, 1.93 inches of rain at the El Paso International Airport is a record amount for July 18. It’s also the 24th highest-ranked rainfall event in El Paso history.

Of course, most people remember the terrible flooding of Aug. 1, 2006, in the photo above. Yes, that’s still El Paso’s greatest rainfall event. But look at the list of rain events below to see that Sunday was not that far behind.

1.   3.52 inches July 31-August 1, 2006
2.   3.32 inches July 21-22, 1880
3.   2.97 inches September 16-18, 2014
4.   2.89 inches August 11-12 2005
5.   2.75 inches June 30-July 1, 1897
6.   2.63 inches July 5-6, 1968
7.   2.52 inches September 10-11, 1958
8.   2.45 inches August 22, 1906
9.   2.44 inches September 21-22, 1974
10 .2.40 inches May 17-18, 1992
11. 2.31 inches August 25-26, 1884
12. 2.30 inches August 8-9, 1984
13. 2.21 inches September 20-21, 1982
14. 2.15 inches September 21-22, 1941
15. 2.08 inches June 27-28, 2021
16. 2.07 inches May 20-21, 1895
17. 2.07 inches September 18-19, 1883
18. 2.07 inches September 28-29, 1932
19. 2.06 inches July 16-17, 1914
20  2.01 inches September 11-12, 1975
21. 2.00 inches August 29, 1878
22. 2.00 inches August 31, 1957
23. 1.95 inches August 13-14, 2004

24.***** New Record Today… 1.93 inches

25. 1.90 inches September 12, 2013
26. 1.86 inches September 17, 2014
27. 1.85 inches June 28, 2009
28. 1.79 inches September 11-12, 1964
29. 1.77 inches October 8-9, 1945
30. 1.77 inches August 25-26, 1972
31. 1.77 inches July 26 2008

Historic Data from the National Weather Service in Santa Teresa, NM

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