UPDATED: Sunday’s Rainfall the Most Ever in Philadelphia

Here’s a little solace for those of you stuck in Shore traffic last night (or those of you with your cars flooded): You were part of history!

A record all-time daily rainfall of 8.02 inches fell Sunday at Philadelphia International Airport, according to the National Weather Service…More than 7 inches of rain fell during a 4-hour period — helping to exceed the previous all-time record for a single day rainfall set during Tropical Storm Floyd. That total of 6.63 inches was measured on September 16, 1999. Records go back to 1872.

The total rainfall in July–13 inches–also represents a new high for July, the third-highest ever. The 19 inches in August, 2011 (remember Irene?) will be tough to beat. (Yeah, global warming, that’s a challenge.) [NBC 10]

Update, 10:30 a.m.: Now with some delightfully scary shots from the flight-delaying/traffic-snarling/XPN Fest-ending madness.

A manhole geyser at PHL:

The drains couldn’t keep up with the rain at the Susquehanna Bank Center:

Federal Street in Camden flooded:

An impromptu slip-and-slide:

Non-amphibious vehicles in Pennsauken, waiting out the storm at the Linc, and the mess that was returning from the shore on 42, all from Weatherboy’s Facebook page: