Yesterday, the skies just opened over Philadelphia and 8 inches of rain fell in 4 hours.
The deluge set an all-time record in Philadelphia for rain in a day and broke the old record by more than 20%. That's smashing the old record or like cutting the 100 meter world record by a full second. It just does not happen. But it did.
The old record was 6.6 inches set in 1999 as a hurricane moved through the area. While the deluge poured forth in Philadelphia, just 100 miles away in Hershey, where I live, there was not a drop. Just amazing.