Southeast NC poised to set rain records

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 by Mary White

On this Tuesday 7/31/2018, it now has been 12 days in a row of pouring rain with thunderstorms rumbling across the Southeast and surrounding areas in North Carolina, prompting flood advisories and flash flood watches across the area.

"Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to move onshore from the adjacent Atlantic Waters through this morning," the National Weather Service said in a 5 a.m. bulletin  Tuesday. "Much of the region has seen well above normal rainfall during the past several weeks leaving high water tables and saturated grounds in places."

Southeastern North Carolina all-time record annual rainfall was 83.65 in 1877. according to the National Weather Service. In an average year, we would have seen 31.31 inches of rain so far. A total of 38.66 inches has fallen from May 1 through July 30, which is a record for the region. In May along. 14.36 inches fell, shattering the old record of 9.12 inches set in 1956.

However, July has been the worse. The last day with no rainfall recorded was July 19 and 15.89 inches had fallen through Monday with rain continuing to add to the total Tuesday. The record for July is 21.12 inches, set in 1886.

The Southeast North Carolina Region will likely pass its average annual rainfall with five months to go in the year. 

With all this rain that Southeastern North Carolina is having there is a major issue with crawl spaces under homes flooding along with basements flooding. Southeast Foundation & Crawl Space Repair can help with these record-breaking conditions with crawl space and basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsuations.


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