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Daily Historical Weather for April 18

What is it about April 18th? An excessive heavy rain event developed over a large part of Southeast Texas. The heaviest rain fell over parts of Colorado, Austin, Grimes, Montgomery, Harris and Fort Bend counties. Over 6,000 structures were flooded and there were eight fatalities. Some of the heavier rainfall totals include 23.50 inches of rain in Pattison in just 14 hours, 20 inches of rain in Waller and 19.30 inches of rain near Monaville in just 10 hours. The city of Houston recorded 9.92 inches of rain which is the second highest daily total in city history. April 2016 was the wettest April ever recorded in city history.


Daily Historical Weather for April 18

A bow echo moved across the southern half of Southeast Texas on this date in 2015. Wind damage was reported from Edna to Angleton. The strong winds collapsed a circus tent near Angleton and wind gusts were estimated between 60 and 80 mph across much of Brazoria county.


Daily Historical Weather for April 18

A localized yet very heavy rain event affected portions of southern Harris and northern Galveston counties in 2009. 6.90 inches of rain was measured in one hour at the Harris County Flood Control rain gage located at Bay Area Boulevard and Clear Creek. Eight to ten inches of rain were reported across parts of Harris and Galveston counties and the NWS office in League City reported 7.88 inches of rain. Roadways became impassable due to high water and five fatalities occurred due to the flooding.


Daily Historical Weather for April 18

In 1979, Conroe received 15.61 inches of rain in 24 hours and 19.30 inches of rain for month. Parts of Harris County received between 10 and 16 inches of rain and most of the bayous came out of banks. The flood event produced three fatalities.


Daily Historical Weather for April 18

An EF-3 tornado developed just north of Lake Jackson on this date in 1966. The storm did not produce any injuries or fatalities.


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