What is the most amount of rain Austin has seen in one day?

AUSTIN - The answer is... 15 inches.

In just ONE day.. wow! It happened back on September 9, 1921. Back then, the official record keeping was done at the old Mueller Airport.

While 15 inches in one day might seem mind boggling, Thrall, Texas, in Williamson County, saw a whopping 31.8" in a 24-hour period.

You may be wondering just how in the world that could happen.

It's because of a very slow-moving hurricane that came up from the Gulf of Mexico and sat over Central Texas. It wasn't until the 1950s that hurricanes were named

With the population growth so much greater now than it was nearly 100 years ago, can you imagine if something like that happened today?

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