I remember the flooding in Texas when I arrived in 1976 in Brazoria and Harris County and seeing the buffalo bayou overun and flood waters stack cars under the SW Freeway underpasses like seashells in the surf.
It rained for thirty days or so at 1-2 inches per day with the Medical Center, Astrodome and Astroworld underwater. I never saw a flash flood like those before that time.
As predicted Texas is getting nailed since January and the rains continue today for southern areas.
Issued by The National Weather Service
El Paso, TX
8 am MDT, Wed., May. 9, 2012
... LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN FALL POSSIBLE TODAY...
AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE AREA TODAY AND HELP GENERATE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. A FEW STORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN EXCESS OF AN INCH. SOME OF THIS RAIN COULD CAUSE SOME FLOODING... ESPECIALLY STREET FLOODING IN URBAN AREAS. THE STORM SYSTEM WILL BE SLOW MOVING SO THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE DURING THE OVER NIGHT HOURS. RAINFALL WILL TAPER OFF WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE LATE TONIGHT BUT RAIN CHANCES WILL CONTINUE EAST OF THE RIVER FOR MUCH OF THURSDAY.
I think it will run until September this year. Aided by another tropical storm surge and rains from a Padre Island landfall moving north.