By the numbers, SC downpours since June 1

jholleman@thestate.comJuly 11, 2013 

Motorists pass through deep water along Trenholm Road in Columbia as rain fell last week.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com Buy Photo

As high as the totals are, the official rainfall figures for South Carolina’s major cities this summer don’t truly indicate how wet it’s been. Almost every day, several spots in the state have been downright drenched.

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network, which is made up of 940 volunteers with rain gauges, paints a much broader, and wetter, picture. Only one time since June 1 did none of those gauges catch any rain. On that day, June 15, a National Weather Service co-op site registered rain, so it’s rained somewhere in the state every day this summer.

And the forecast calls for more rain through Saturday early next week.

On 28 of 41 days, at least one site in the reporting network had two inches or more. On 13 of the 41 days, somebody got more than four inches. Here are the top highest daily rainfall totals in the state COCORAHS network this summer:


DateTotalCounty
6-1.28Calhoun
6-21.80Greenville
6-37.75Edgefield
6-44.87Berkeley
6-54.44Hampton
6-65.94Charleston
6-74.25Horry
6-82.33Marlboro
6-91.63Abbeville
6-105.59Orangeburg
6-112.47Aiken
6-121.84Charleston
6-13.19Greenwood
6-141.00Anderson
6-15.00none
6-16.20Abbeville
6-171.07Anderson
6-182.67Dorchester
6-193.41Greenville
6-204.11Charleston
6-211.00Berkeley
6-22.49Horry
6-231.72Berkeley
6-242.59Richland
6-252.54Lexington
6-262.52Spartanburg
6-272.80Charleston
6-282.75Berkeley
6-291.51Colleton
6-303.58Horry
7-15.01Hampton
7-25.19Willamsburg
7-34.95Kershaw
7-44.12Colleton
7-53.63Pickens
7-63.27Richland
7-72.04Pickens
7-82.19Pickens
7-94.60Anderson
7-104.00McCormick
7-112.02York

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