Torrential downpours drenched New York City yesterday. In fact, the Big Apple received nearly a month’s worth of rain in just one day.
According to the National Weather Service, 3.02 inches of rain fell in Central Park. Not only is that a new daily record, it is more than double the amount of rainfall the city received during the entire month of April.
After a stretch of twenty-five days with hardly any significant precipitation, yesterday’s rain was very beneficial for the area. The rate at which it came down, however, caused a number of localized flooding problems.