Rain, Floods in MexicoJuly 23rd, 2013 at 2:47 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Very heavy rain has caused significant flooding in and around Chihuahua, Mexico. The Airport was closed after both the Cacahuateles and Nogales rivers flooded part of the airport. Passengers were wading thru the terminal in ankle deep water. From the 15th to the 20th, Chihuahua recorded 7.61” of rain, including 3.07” on the 18th. That’s about as much rain in a day as they usually get all month. It was the heaviest rain in Chihuahua in 25 years. It has also been quite cool. Chihuahua has an average high temperature in the low 90s(F) in July. The high temperatures from the 16th through the 22nd were 79, 71, 68, 73, 73, 81 and 81. There was on fatality and a number of dramatic rescues during the flood. Many Mexican cities have had lots of rain in the first 3 weeks of July: Chetumal 9.95” (2 ½ times the average July rainfall), 4.82” Guadalajara, Saltillo 3.11” (average for July is 1.38”). Saltillo has also not had an afternoon warmer than average all month. Tampico 3.96”, Veracruz 7.41”, Mexico City 3.96” and Acapulco 5.94”.
And 10 years ago, tornado wipes out what once was the world’s longest railroad bridge.