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We were really spared in Columbia.  Only got 3.5 inches of rain and no real damage anywhere to be seen.  Just small limb and leaf debris.  

After the flood of 2015 everyone took the forecast seriously thankfully.  Thoughts are definitely with those who are in the affected areas.  

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Ended up with 5.5" here and I think we gusted into the low 50's on Friday. I saw several small trees and large limbs down around my area when I was able to get out of the house this weekend. Radar estimates show most of the area within a 15 mile radius of me picked up 6 to 8. So I was just shy of that. Overall a lot of rain, but pales in comparison to what's going on down east...

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The Deep River hit a all time record Crest last night. The final chapter for Florence is fixing to be written this week, espeacilly SE NC for river flooding. Hate it for those along the Cape Fear, espeacilly in Wilmington as it will be pushing all time record flood crest.

The forecast for 6 to 10 across Randolph unfortunately materialized. 

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The Dan River here in Danville is going to push its record high at this gauge. Keep in mind this gauge has only been in place for about 25 years so it didn't get the floods of the 1970's. We have had about 4.5 inches of rain here but upstream got anywhere between 7 and 10. South Boston, VA will get it really bad with flooding and a lot of downtown will be underwater by tomorrow. 

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2 hours ago, NCSNOW said:

The Deep River hit a all time record Crest last night. The final chapter for Florence is fixing to be written this week, espeacilly SE NC for river flooding. Hate it for those along the Cape Fear, espeacilly in Wilmington as it will be pushing all time record flood crest.

The forecast for 6 to 10 across Randolph unfortunately materialized. 

Still has a ways to go to hit the ~80K CFS mark from 1945, but it's still the second highest flow since the USGS gauge was installed in the 1930s. Currently at 61K and rising quickly. There are river flow records broken or soon to be broken all over NC this week.

That 1945 flood, also resulting from a tropical system, was what ultimately led to the construction of B. Everett Jordan Lake in Moncure.

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Wilmington NC has officially had its wettest year on record going back to 1871. Still has over 3 months to go. Currently sitting at 86.22

The state Record is in the Mountains. Roseman has that claim to fame at 129.6 set in 1964

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My friends have a house on the Black River near Ivanhoe, NC. It sits on a bluff around 20-25 feet above it. Floyd got to the top off the bluff. Matthew got to the base of their house. And now the river gauge is showing a foot higher than Matthew. Unbelievable that this area has seen historic flooding 3 times in the last 20 years.

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2 hours ago, NCSNOW said:

Wilmington NC has officially had its wettest year on record going back to 1871. Still has over 3 months to go. Currently sitting at 86.22

The state Record is in the Mountains. Roseman has that claim to fame at 129.6 set in 1964

Rosman has a micro climate of it's own here in WNC. Almost like a temperate rainforest climate.

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7 hours ago, NCSNOW said:

The Deep River hit a all time record Crest last night. The final chapter for Florence is fixing to be written this week, espeacilly SE NC for river flooding. Hate it for those along the Cape Fear, espeacilly in Wilmington as it will be pushing all time record flood crest.

The forecast for 6 to 10 across Randolph unfortunately materialized. 

Yep.  It was a long time coming but I ended up with just over 6".  Almost five inches came yesterday evening.

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39 minutes ago, southernskimmer said:

 

 

holy crap! Florence ain’t goin down without a fight, this was filmed in Richmond earlier today

I saw that on FB earlier. Have a FB friend in Richmond who hide in her basement.

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Wild weather in Durham and Chapel Hill overnight with tornadoes, massive thunder storms, torrential rain, and significant flooding.  By mid afternoon the sun was out and Florence left behind this.

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Woohoo, back up. We ended up with 11.5" from Florence. Don't know about the winds. I had 6 sections of my privacy fence come down with 4 of the posts snapped at the base. A large limb came down also but luckily no damage to my roof or house. Many of my neighbors were not so fortunate. Power was off for 5 days.

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Hello folks,, back up here from Wilmington... What a Wild ride it's been.. Wilmington has been devastated...

Lord Bless all those First Responders, Power crew Linemen (and women), and Cable Co. Crews!

Some parts of the City are with-out power & will be for a couple weeks yet..

Some area(s) I been look pretty much there were Tornados embedded with-in the Eye-wall..

Damage I only can describe as being done by Tornados.. What I mean by  this, you can notive trees snapped or pushed down one direction, While on the, say other side of a street it's a totally opposite direction..  Utility poles "snapped" in half. Transformers torn off poles & flung hundreds of yards like empty beer cans.. (same with stop lights)..

As if someone grabbed power lines as if They were Noodles and tossed them out the car window..  

I wish I could set here a bit, relating the "aftermath", looting, Gas lines & fights, armed guards & curfews.. Food in Short Supply, as Wilmington became a "Island"..

As I understand there's only One Route, into Wilmington, through Jacksonville/Hampstead ATM..

We were watching the "Hype" on the Weather Channel & Local channel(s), until late..

I was watching Radar.. Watching the Eye Make Landfall..

Which I assume was on  Masonborough Island..

As I opined upthread, We had light winds, & rain, making fun of the Weather Hype..

Then it got really quite... about sometime after 2AM or so.. All manners of Hell broke loose..

As I posted upthread, My digital Wind anemometer, read 110 MPH in a gust(s); right as a Live Oak took it out.. (Gust or Tornado?)…. 

The house shook for HOURS! I was chitting the bed thinking about these Mature live Oaks around the house crashing through the roof..

A couple barely missed the house thank the Lord....

Going outside, Light rain had turned into a FIRE hose spraying water sideways.... Limbs, leaves & debris was flying through the air, as I started My Generator..

Dern nearly breaking My leg in the process..

It rained nearly 3 Days straight afterwards...

Flash flood alerts and Tornado warnings every Day & night..

As they say, the rest is History..

I would type more... I'm just plain tired after this past week...

 

One LAST THING...

I opined this would be a Fran + Floyd + Hugo..

Well I got 2 outta 3 right.. Fran & Floyd..

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2 hours ago, SENC said:

Hello folks,, back up here from Wilmington... What a Wild ride it's been.. Wilmington has been devastated...

Lord Bless all those First Responders, Power crew Linemen (and women), and Cable Co. Crews!

 

Thanks for checking in! Glad all is relatively OK(?) with you.

 

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7 minutes ago, Solak said:

Welcome back! Been wondering about our coastal folk.

Thanks, we actually ended up in Virginia Beach on Saturday after I was able to walk around the neighborhood Friday evening and see all the power lines down. I figured it would be at least a week before we got it back up so Saturday morning we left and came back Thursday when I heard that power was back on.

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