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11/12 Heavy Rain/Flooding Event

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Starting a thread for observations from last night/today’s heavy rain event. Looks like widespread totals of 3-6 inches will verify and some heavier amounts likely. Here in Raleigh were quickly adding up the total. Up to 3.5” and lots to come. Widespread flash flood warnings now up

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Is there a better place to check for rainfall totals for my zip code? Weather underground says 1.80” for the last 24 hours and I find that hard to believe. The pasture in front of my house next to the Dan is flooded and many roads and low areas are flooded between Eden and Martinsville. The Smith and the Dan are both  running very high.

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36 minutes ago, landof2rivers said:

Is there a better place to check for rainfall totals for my zip code? Weather underground says 1.80” for the last 24 hours and I find that hard to believe. The pasture in front of my house next to the Dan is flooded and many roads and low areas are flooded between Eden and Martinsville. The Smith and the Dan are both  running very high.

I compared the digital accumulation to a couple sites and it was underestimating precip by as much as 50%. I assume due to the tropical nature of the rain.

The shelter in place unless fleeing from flooding FFW was not a welcome sight this morning. Most of the rivers in the Greensboro metro are above flood stage now and Charlotte looks a lot worse.

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47 minutes ago, landof2rivers said:

Is there a better place to check for rainfall totals for my zip code? Weather underground says 1.80” for the last 24 hours and I find that hard to believe. The pasture in front of my house next to the Dan is flooded and many roads and low areas are flooded between Eden and Martinsville. The Smith and the Dan are both  running very high.

I think maybe the Danville Regional Airport reporting site would be a good nearby source. They’ve had over 5.25” so far 

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1 hour ago, landof2rivers said:

Is there a better place to check for rainfall totals for my zip code? Weather underground says 1.80” for the last 24 hours and I find that hard to believe. The pasture in front of my house next to the Dan is flooded and many roads and low areas are flooded between Eden and Martinsville. The Smith and the Dan are both  running very high.

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This site is pretty good. https://climate.ncsu.edu/

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I finished with 8.03 inches between last night and this morning!  Crazy.  The big wet 2020 continues.

Now at 91.99 inches IMBY since January 1, which is 41.86 inches ahead of pace on my 8-year annual average of 57.72 inches at this house.  We still have more than 1.5 months to go in this calendar year...

Can I change my screen name to @Rainforrest?  Oh.  Wait.  We already have one of those.  :D

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Pushing towards the 5” mark. Thankfully the dry conditions we’ve had the last two months seems to be mitigating the flood risk. Still, plenty of small creek flooding in my neighborhood and standing water on roads. Mod-heavy rain continues 

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Looks like western wake has seen a relative rainfall minimum. RDU is reposting only a hair above 2.5” for the event whereas areas east of there in the county are in the 4-7” range 

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Incredible line came thru just recently included blinding rain and winds in excess of 30 mph. Picked up a very quick 1.25" and still raining at a pretty good clip although winds have died down to less than 10.

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This is going to be an impressive event given most of the state if not all will see at least 2-3 inches of rainfall with many areas in the 4-6”+ range. Definitely widespread and trended/verified on high end of every forecast. Widespread flood reports across the state with Charlotte and NW piedmont hit especially hard 

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8 hours ago, landof2rivers said:

Is there a better place to check for rainfall totals for my zip code? Weather underground says 1.80” for the last 24 hours and I find that hard to believe. The pasture in front of my house next to the Dan is flooded and many roads and low areas are flooded between Eden and Martinsville. The Smith and the Dan are both  running very high.

Here's a link to  a good site for rainfall estimates that allows you to zoom in to street level. https://www.iweathernet.com/total-rainfall-map-24-hours-to-72-hours

It shows 3.96" for my location from this most recent event and I measured 4.07", so it can be used to give a pretty good estimate as to how much rain has fallen.  Looking at the rainfall estimates at the link I provided, much of the Dan River Basin in Stokes and Patrick Counties received between 4 and 7 inches of rain. As a result,  the Dan River is projected to reach 32.4 feet tomorrow morning in Danville, VA which will become the highest crest ever recorded in Danville if that occurs.

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