North Carolina Drowning: 2nd 500 Year Rain in 11 Years

As predicted, the whole east coast is soaking in rain.

North Carolina is expecting to see the Ark at any moment.

[Pink is 10″-12″ in 5 days; Blue is 15″ or over.]

Excessive rainfall in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina from a tropical conveyor belt including the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole has broken the total rainfall record from Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The Floyd rainfall has been described by the National Weather Service as a once-in-500-year event. The NWS reported this morning that the 19.66″ at Wilmington in the 3 days ending yesterday is the highest 3-day total precipitation in records that began in 1871.

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