DISCUSSION: As we turn our attention back to the week of June 30th dating back to June/July 2002, we arrive at a very historic flooding in South Texas weather history. Starting on 30 June 2002, the greater metropolitan city limits of San Antonio, Texas experienced one of the more prolific flooding events in modern history. This heavy rainfall event occurred as a result of a weak low/mid-level pulse of energy gradually sliding north across the south/central Texas region; leading to a week-long period of repetitive and prolonged rounds of heavy rainfall. This was further enhanced by an efficient south-to-southeasterly flow emanating from the Gulf of Mexico which ushered in a plethora of deep warm/moist air which bolstered the likelihood of heavy rainfall potential. Moreover, prior to the week of 30 June 2002, there were other then recent days of heavy rainfall which pre-saturated the ground and upper layers of soil across this region which set the stage for a concerning situation as heavy rainfall ensued during the period between 30 June and 6 July 2002. To learn more about this particular event, feel free to click on the following link.
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