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More Rainfall Follow-up...

Posted October 30, 2007

In yesterday's post, I showed a rainfall map and discussed some lake responses relating to the copious (and much-needed) rain that fell across much of the state during the latter half of last week. The map used in that post actually showed rain totals for a two-week period, based on radar estimates that had been subjected to a consistency check against gauge totals.

Today, the Raleigh National Weather Service has posted some additional details regarding specifically the 24-27 Oct 07 rainfall event, with both a text listing of "storm total" rainfall amounts and a contour map based directly on those rain gauge  readings. I've reproduced the map here, and you can also access it at


The text listing is available at


and includes an invitation to join a recently developed precipitation reporting network called CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain Hail Snow network), which some of you might be interested in.

Unfortunately, our prospects for adding to those totals in the short term still look poor. While a few spotty sprinkles or showers wouldn't be impossible late Wednesday night into midday Thursday across the eastern half or so of our viewing area with the passage of a cold front and weak upper level trough, the chances appear good that most of us will simply see a few more clouds during that period, followed by a return to cooler temperatures and more sunshine late in the week.


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  • Mike Moss Oct 31, 2007

    Thanks for the report - my home reading also fit in well with surrounding gauges and radar estimates, with 4.7 inches for the period, about halfway between Raleigh and Holly Springs off Holly Springs Road. It was interesting to note in looking over some additional observations that across Wake County and immediate surroundings, the totals for the event were pretty consistent, but daily values at individual sites were highly variable. The duration of the event helped even things out as each enhancement of moisture and lift sweeping through brought its heaviest showers to different locations.

  • dogeatdog Oct 30, 2007

    Gauges look pretty close. I had 5.25" of rain in Goldsboro, about 5 to 7 miles north of SJAFB.