The 24 hour rainfall record for the U.S. was set on July 24, 1980 when Tropical storm Claudette dropped a whomping 43 inches of ran on Alvin, Texas!
July 24 of 1997 was not a good day for one household in Mitchell, S.D., lightning struck the house destroying televisions, VCRs, and phones. It is especially bad when considering that on the 16 of the month, lightning struck the house's fuse box and also destroyed a freezer compressor.
Once inland Dolly turned more westerly and by late that nigh she had weakened to a tropical storm. Dolly weakened to a tropical depression at 5pm on july 24 and then National hurricane centered discontinued advisories on the storm.