Wettest North American storms 2019

The wettest tropical cyclone recorded in North America between 1950 and 2019 was Hurricane Flora in October 1963. Over 100 inches of rain fell in Santiago de Cuba. Other locations in the Caribbean received over 40 inches of precipitation as a result of Flora. North America is particularly vulnerable to high precipitation systems such as tropical cyclones and hurricanes. The storms listed all formed in either the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, or the Pacific Ocean.

Rainfall from major tropical cyclones in North America between 1950 and 2019 (in inches)*

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Release date

2019

Region

North America

Survey time period

1950 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Records from Mexico only from 1994 to 2010.

** Over 52 inches of precipitation.

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