Hurricane Florence: Rain/Wind Totals in South Carolina

Hurricane Florence may be in the Northeastern US now, but it is still leaving an impact on this state due to the sheer amount of rainfall that was dropped in such a short amount of time. Below are National Weather Service (NWS) preliminary rainfall totals and maps from the storm in South Carolina and North Carolina, produced by the Eastern Region HQ of the NWS.

Loris, SC received the most rainfall in South Carolina from Florence, receiving 23.81″ of rain! That will be reviewed, but could be enough to set the all-time record for rainfall from a tropical cyclone in the state of South Carolina.

Also, below is a wind gust map from Florence, that shows the maximum recorded wind gust from the storm. Two locations tied for the strongest wind gust, Marion and Myrtle Beach. This image is from the Columbia Weather Forecast Office of the NWS.

Maximum Wind Gusts in South Carolina – Hurricane Florence. From NWS Columbia.

Flooding continues in the Pee Dee, and we will be post follow-ups on the flooding. If you are in Marion, Dillon, Horry, Florence, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, or Georgetown County, be extra careful where you are driving and know the rest of the state is thinking about you.

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