This Day in Weather History: August 25th

Hurricane Harvey brings devastating winds and rain to the Texas coast

On this day in 2019, Harvey would leave behind extreme destruction along the Texas coast, especially in and around Rockport.

It was on this day in 2017, that Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport as a category 4 storm. It ranks as one of the costliest storms in United States history, after sitting over Texas for many days and creating historic flooding. Winds reached up to 130 mph, while rainfall totals nearing 60 inches near Houston.

About the Author:

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.