Rain and records keep falling in South Carolina

July 9, 2013 

Frank Sinatra, owned by Christel Fernandez takes a walk through a puddle filled West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater as the rain falls last week.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com Buy Photo

Another indication of how wet it’s been in the Midlands: For the first time, the University of South Carolina gauge has registered rainfall for the first eight days of July.

Never in the 84 years records have been kept at USC has it rained more than five of the first eight days of July, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center.

Rainfall has been recorded somewhere in the state every day since June 1, based on reports from volunteers in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. With scattered afternoon showers forecast today, the string should continue.

Joey Holleman

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