More than 3 inches of rain falls in Central Park in one hour

People out in the street during heavy rain and storm at Times Square in New York City, United States on September 1, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Central Park smashed a record for the amount of rain that fell in one hour during the huge storm that tore through the tristate area on Wednesday night.

3.15 inches of rain fell between 8:51 p.m. and 9:51 p.m.  That is, by far, the wettest hour ever recorded in New York City.

That broke a record set less than two weeks ago when the remnants of Hurricane Henri dropped 1.94 inches in one hour.

An incredible 5.20 inches of rain fell in the park in a 3 hour period from 7:51 p.m. to 10:51 p.m.

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