This Week in Weather 9/15/18-9/21/18

As Hurricane Florence recovery efforts continue, the Carolinas are dealing with the feet of rain the storm brought to their communities. Unsurprisingly, all of our shocking weather facts from the week are related to the beast that was Florence.

  • Wilmington, NC stats from Hurricane Florence:
    • Saturday, September 15: Received 7.44″ of rain, making it the 6th wettest September day and 8th wettest calendar day on record
    • Sunday, September 16:  Received 4.50″ of rain, which is a daily record
    • Florence rain total: 23.02″
    • YTD:  86.22″ through 5 AM:  wettest year on record breaking 83.65″ in 1877.
    • Hurricane Florence broke the record for the wettest single weather event in the city’s history. The previous record was set during a significant flood threat in September 2010 and 22.54”. The previous record rainfall due to a named tropical system was Hurricane Floyd at 19.06” in September 1999.
  • Little River in North Carolina (NW of Fayetteville) eclipsed the previous crest record of 32.19’ set by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Hurricane Florence brought the crest to 34.27’.
  • On Monday, September 17, over 34 million people were under Florence’s flash flood threat. These watches also stretch over 800 miles and touch 10 states.

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