Record rainfall this weekend soaked the Midlands
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:17:30 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- This weekend was a soaker for parts of the Midlands and the rain looks to continue all week.
The rain totals have come in and show some impressive amounts.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport received 4.38" of rain Friday, which breaks the 3.77" record for August 16th from 1949.
The record rain from Friday piles on top of what has already been a wet summer. According to the National Weather Service, Columbia Metropolitan Airport has seen 6.19" of rain in the past week. Hamilton Owens downtown airport picked up 5.00" in the same timespan. In the last month Columbia Metro has seen nearly 11" and Hamilton Owens topped 9" of rain.
24-hour Rainfall Reports (Friday):
Batesburg/Leesville (CoCoRAHs) - 4.78"
Columbia Metro. Airport - 4.38"
USC Coop - 4.30"
Pelion - 3.34"
Sandhill - 2.80"
Saluda Filter Plant - 2.20"
Manning - 1.58"
Orangeburg Airport - 1.27"
Shaw Air Force Base - 0.99"
Since Janury 1, the Columbia Metro has seen 41.51" of rain as of Friday, which is 11.96" above normal and currently the 10th wettest summer on record.
The temperatures have been cooler than normal as well for August as well. The average daytime high temperature so far this month is 88.2 degrees.
Friday the airport set a new "low maximum temperature" record of 70 degrees. This high temperature beat the previous "low maximum temperature" record from 1964.
If you don't like this cool weather in August, we have a light at the end of the tunnel.
You can always check your SkyWACH Weather Forecast here.