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3 Amazing Weather Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Texas

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We’ve all seen the memes and told the jokes, but the truth is the weather in Texas is considerably unique and the fact that many of us are here to talk about it, is an amazing thing in itself! We can get some pretty sketchy forecasts, some storms that would make even the bravest second-guess staying here, and natural disasters that make the rest of the country turn tail and run. But, we also pull together when our neighbors get hit hard, we stretch our dollar to support our communities in the same instance, and we never miss an opportunity show the rest of the nation how strong Texas can be in the face of such catastrophes. Here are three amazing weather facts you probably didn’t know about Texas proving just how resilient we really are!

1. We Have the Deadliest Natural Disaster in U.S. History on Record

3 Amazing Weather Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Texas

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In 1900, Galveston was struck by a hurricane that was marked as the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Although the actual number of those that were killed remains a mystery, estimates put the figure anywhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people. In comparison (just to give you some perspective), Hurricane Katrina claimed 1,800 lives in 2005 and Hurricane Harvey took the lives of 88 people in 2017.

2. We Have the Record for Most Rain Ever to Fall in the U.S. in 24 Hours

3 Amazing Weather Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Texas

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Alvin, Texas holds the infamous record for the most rain ever to fall in the U.S. in a 24-hour period. It took place during Tropical Storm Claudette in 1979, in which 43 inches of rainfall occurred. We may even hold the number two and three spots, considering other parts of Texas received more than 30 inches in the same time period!

3. We Have Super Extreme Ranges in Weather

3 Amazing Weather Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Texas
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