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Heavy Rains Bring Threat of Floods in Texas

July 17, 1990

Undated (AP) _ Rainshowers and thunderstorms during the afternoon Tuesday brought a threat of floods in Texas.

In south-central Texas and Rio Grande plains of Texas, where rain and thunderstorms continued into the afternoon, the threat of further flooding continued.

Beeville, Texas, got 10.64 inches of rain the 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. EDT. Up to 15 inches of rain fell in two days, causing extensive lowland flooding along the Guadalupe, Aransas, Nueces and Mission rivers.

Showers and thunderstorms extended from Florida north through Virginia and west through the eastern three-fourths of Texas.

Showers and thunderstorms were scattered over northwest California, parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York state.

Heavier rainfall in the 6 hours ending at 2 p.m. EDT included 1.71 inches at Del Rio, Texas.

Pueblo, Colo., tied its record low of 54. The record has stood since 1891.

Tuesday’s low in the Lower 48 states was 42 at West Yellowstone, Mont.

Temperatures around the nation at 3 p.m. EDT ranged from 54 degrees at Arcata, Calif., to 105 degrees at Palm Springs, Calif.

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