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2 hours ago, Solak said:

Crazy reports around Rolesville this afternoon

3 E Rolesville [Wake Co, NC] COCORAHS reports FLASH FLOOD at 2:10 PM EDT -- 7.30 INCHES FELL WITHIN 4 HOURS. FARM DAM OVER WASHED FIRST TIME EVER. FOOTBRIDGE OVER SPILL WAY WASHED AWAY.

5 SSW Rolesville [Wake Co, NC] TRAINED SPOTTER reports HEAVY RAIN of 4.63 INCH at 2:20 PM EDT -- SKYWARN SPOTTER REPORTED 4.63 INCHES OF RAIN BETWEEN THE TIMES OF 12:30PM-2:20PM.

3 ESE Rolesville [Wake Co, NC] PUBLIC reports FLASH FLOOD at 1:45 PM EDT -- SOCIAL MEDIA PICTURES REPORTED ROADWAY COLLAPSED ON MITCHELL MILL ROAD IN ZEBULON, NC.

That is some crazy rainfall rates! 2+ inches an hour! Wow

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15 minutes ago, yotaman said:

That is some crazy rainfall rates! 2+ inches an hour! Wow

These are basically tropical downpours.

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Heavy rain setting up over the Catawba Co/Hickory area again.

Additional rainfall amounts of two inches are possible in the warned
area. Extensive urban flooding is expected across the Hickory area
through the middle part of the evening. The water will rise very
quickly across Hickory because of the rainfall that happened last
night.

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This little gem deserves a name.  Making a huge impact.  Radar just continuing to reload.  Several inches still to go.  Shouldnt be anyone with drought concerns once this one passes.

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Heavy rain setting up over the Catawba Co/Hickory area again.
Additional rainfall amounts of two inches are possible in the warnedarea. Extensive urban flooding is expected across the Hickory areathrough the middle part of the evening. The water will rise veryquickly across Hickory because of the rainfall that happened lastnight.

Yep. This is crazy. We now have added another 2.45 inches of rainfall today. It's a firehose. Might be a little break coming shortly. My basement is beginning to take water. Ugh. Just got home from Asheville area where it was surprisingly much drier. Only to find water seeping into basement. Got out the wet vac and cranked it up.

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8 minutes ago, calculus1 said:

Yep. This is crazy. We now have added another 2.45 inches of rainfall today. It's a firehose. Might be a little break coming shortly. My basement is beginning to take water. Ugh. Just got home from Asheville area where it was surprisingly much drier. Only to find water seeping into basement. Got out the wet vac and cranked it up.

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Did that last night. Looking a bit better here tonight, at least so far.

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5 minutes ago, calculus1 said:

Yep. This is crazy. We now have added another 2.45 inches of rainfall today. It's a firehose. Might be a little break coming shortly. My basement is beginning to take water. Ugh. Just got home from Asheville area where it was surprisingly much drier. Only to find water seeping into basement. Got out the wet vac and cranked it up.

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After all of the earlier monsoon rains I purchased a rectangular Rubbermaid type storage box, set it over where 95% of my water leaks in, got me a pump and float switch, and am hoping it works. Got tired of having to use the wet dry vac.

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Just now, Chuck said:

After all of the earlier monsoon rains I purchased a rectangular Rubbermaid type storage box, set it over where 95% of my water leaks in, got me a pump and float switch, and am hoping it works. Got tired of having to use the wet dry vac.

Should be good as long as you don't lose power.

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1 minute ago, jburns said:

Should be good as long as you don't lose power.

Hush your mouth! I don't live far from you Burnsie. So far Pine Knolls is underperforming our near neighbors but are catching up quickly over the last couple hours. We're right around 4" since the rain started.

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1 minute ago, Chuck said:

Mt wet dry vac won't help under those conditions either! :-(

Mine would. I have a deep cycle battery and a converter just in case. With age comes wisdom.  :)

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Looks like I'm finished with the rain for today. Two day total of 7.05". Now to see what tomorrow brings.

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I fought it all night, until I didn't hear my alarm at 3 AM. Was waking up to vacuum where the water was entering. When I woke up again around 5:30, I stepped off the couch into water. I lost the battle.

We've had just shy of 6 inches of rainfall...since midnight. My three day total is somewhere around 13 inches. Too tired to figure precisely.

My house is draining out into the backyard.

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1 hour ago, calculus1 said:

I fought it all night, until I didn't hear my alarm at 3 AM. Was waking up to vacuum where the water was entering. When I woke up again around 5:30, I stepped off the couch into water. I lost the battle.

We've had just shy of 6 inches of rainfall...since midnight. My three day total is somewhere around 13 inches. Too tired to figure precisely.

My house is draining out into the backyard.

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I could see Friday that Hickory area would likely get the worst of it and unfortunately the models were spot on.

Which watershed runs through your area?

It is painful to see individuals and board members impacted by flooding.

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3 hours ago, nchighcountrywx said:

I could see Friday that Hickory area would likely get the worst of it and unfortunately the models were spot on.

Which watershed runs through your area?

It is painful to see individuals and board members impacted by flooding.

Thanks, highcountry.

The Catawba River Watershed runs through Hickory.  Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss, Lake Hickory, Lake Lookout Shoals, Lake James, Mountain Island Lake, and Lake Wylie are all manmade lakes along its path.

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1 hour ago, griteater said:

Really sorry to hear it Calc.  Hopefully the rain avoids you going forward.  

Storm total rain since Wed AM

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Thanks, Grit.

Yeah, I live under that nice little purple shade.  Crazy!

Umm...I'm back in it.  My Vantage Vue reports "Raining Cats and Dogs".

Storm total so far: 13.58 inches

  • 4.94 on Fri (6/7)
  • 2.50 on Sat (6/8)
  • 6.14...and counting... on Sun (6/9)

My basement has a new look.  I didn't really like that carpet anyway.  Cement slab is the way to go.

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Lake Lookout Shoals is seeing historic water levels.  I have a friend who lives on that lake.  Duke Energy called him at 5:30 AM and told him to get to high ground.  They were releasing four gates on the Oxford Dam at 20 feet each.  Just.  Crazy.

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1145 AM EDT Sun Jun 9 2019

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/O.NEW.KGSP.FA.W.0020.190609T1545Z-190610T1515Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Catawba NC-Alexander NC-Iredell NC-
1145 AM EDT Sun Jun 9 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
  Northeastern Catawba County in the Piedmont of North Carolina...
  South central Alexander County in the Piedmont of North Carolina...
  West central Iredell County in the Piedmont of North Carolina...

* Until 1115 AM EDT Monday.

* At 1130 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicates numerous light to moderate
  showers in the vicinity of Lookout Shoals Lake and Lake Hickory,
  but no additional heavy rainfall at this time.  This has allowed
  Lookout Shoals Lake to crest following a widespread 4-8 inch
  rainfall event that began Thursday evening.  Areas of northwest
  Catawba County, eastern Caldwell County, and western Alexander
  County saw 8-12 inches of rainfall.  The heaviest rainfall was
  focused over the watersheds feeding Lake Rhodhiss and Lake Hickory
  and was responsible for levels at Lookout Shoals Lake not seen
  since 1940. This has caused flooding of homes along the lake and
  evacuation orders are in effect.

* The latest lake level data for Lookout Shoals Lake are as follows:

  CURRENT POOL...106.7 feet (Moderate Flooding) and falling steadily.
  FULL POOL...100.0 feet.
  CREST...108.19 feet at 9am on June 9.
  This is the highest level recorded since August 1940,
  when the lake crested at 114.40 feet.  Crests during the 2004 and
  2013 floods were 107.4 and 107.0 feet, respectively.
  MODERATE FLOOD STAGE...105.0 feet.
  IMPACTS...At 105.0 feet, inundation of homes along Longfield Street,
  Overbrook Drive, and the Carpenter`s Cove community is likely or
  ongoing and evacuation orders are in effect.  Power has been turned
  off to affected homes and other structures due to floodwaters.
  Additional homes and streets may be impacted.
  FORECAST: Duke Energy project Lookout Shoals Lake will stay near at
  or above 105 feet into Monday morning.  Additional rainfall may cause
  new rises.

* Evacuations are in effect for several residents along Lookout
  Shoals Lake, including in the Carpenter`s Cove community.
  Residents are urged to heed guidance from local officials and
  Emergency Management on any potential or ongoing impacts to
  property, including evacuation orders.  Drivers are urged to heed
  any barricades and avoid all flooded areas.

* Significant releases are occurring at Oxford Dam above Lookout
  Shoals Lake, causing dangerous high flow conditions and flooding
  along the Catawba River downstream, including areas of Riverbend
  Park and Hafer Rd.  Please avoid the Catawba River, flooded
  roadways, and other low-lying areas during these high flows.

* FORECAST: Additional heavy rainfall is possible in the North
  Carolina Blue Ridge Escarpment, Foothills, and northwest Piedmont
  area above Lookout Shoals Lake Sunday afternoon through Tuesday.
  This rainfall would occur on top of saturated soils and may
  exacerbate ongoing high lake levels.  Residents and lake users are
  urged to stay weather aware and be prepared to respond if new
  rises occur.


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Well it looks like we will miss out again today. Only .04" this morning. Maybe this afternoon or evening we will get in on the fun or maybe tomorrow.

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7 hours ago, calculus1 said:

I fought it all night, until I didn't hear my alarm at 3 AM. Was waking up to vacuum where the water was entering. When I woke up again around 5:30, I stepped off the couch into water. I lost the battle.

 

 That sucks. Sorry to hear it.  I fared better last night. No new water came in.  This is only the second time in my 20 years in this house that any water has entered at all. Last year with Michael and this time.  It seems my worry point is 4 plus inches in three hours or less with no lulls. As soon as the rain lessens a bit it stops. 

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Just 0.90" since midnight.  Three day total stands at 7.95".

I thought I heard the wind picking up but it turned out to be the sound of my weed yard growing.

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3 hours ago, jburns said:

 That sucks. Sorry to hear it.  I fared better last night. No new water came in.  This is only the second time in my 20 years in this house that any water has entered at all. Last year with Michael and this time.  It seems my worry point is 4 plus inches in three hours or less with no lulls. As soon as the rain lessens a bit it stops. 

Thanks, Burns.  I have most of my (now) cement slab basement dried out, and we didn't lose many possessions.  We are rather fortunate compared to many in this area.

Lots of families displaced due to flooding.  So many roads and bridges closed or impassable in the area.  Catawba County schools are closed tomorrow with many schools harboring standing water.

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Rainfall much more reasonable in the east.

0.95" today with a monthly total of 2.91"

5.02" since the dry spell broke on May 31st.

Vegetation looking MUCH better.

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Finally getting in on something heavy. Have about 1.5" so far in the last hour from a slow moving cluster of showers.

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