Hurricane Isaias Drenches NC, SC

Rainfall totals from Hurricane Isaias

Heavy Rains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Isaias

The data has been analyzed from our recent run in with Hurricane Isaias. As you can see in the image below, the rains were not exactly evenly distributed. Extremely heavy rains fell on coastal South Carolina, especially along Highway 17 from Charleston to Myrtle Beach. Locations such as Awendaw and McClellanville received between 6 and 8 inches!

For North Carolina, the surprising recipient of the most rain isĀ Raleigh with 3 to 4 inches of rain, and slightly greater amounts in the suburbs to the southwest. Flooding is expected to continue to be an issue as the rain water slowly moves east, through the rivers, and heads back out to sea.

Rainfall totals from Hurricane Isaias
Final total for rainfall accumulation from Hurricane Isaias, as estimated by radar.

After Hurricane Isaias, Familiar Weather Patterns Return for Midweek

Moving into the rest of the week, we are going to see a return to our standard summer pattern. Expect to see late-day pop-up thundershowers between 2pm and 5pm for Wednesday. See the map below for additional details.


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!