Harvey Forces National Weather Service To Upgrade Maps

With wind speeds of more than 130 mph, Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas Gulf Coast on Friday night.
In some areas since then, the storm has dumped more than 2 feet — up to 30 inches — of rain. In the Houston area, estimates of total projected rainfall are as high as 50 inches.
In fact, the rainfall is expected to be so heavy that the National Weather Service had to add extra colors to its map to differentiate the areas getting more than 15 inches of rain. In the past, anything over 15 inches was maroon. Now, areas that got between 20-30 inches are purple, and areas hit with more than 30 inches are in light purple.

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