The remnants of Tropical Storm Ida soaked South Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday, dropping more than four inches of rain in many areas. But the rain was spread out over 30 hours, causing less flooding than might be expected from such a deluge.
The 30-hour rainfall totals ending at 1 p.m. Wednesday were impressive:
Greenville-Spartanburg airport: 4.44 inches
North Myrtle beach: 4.44
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Rock Hill: 3.22
Daily records for Nov. 10 were set in Greenville-Spartanburg (2.42) and Charlotte (1.43), but Columbia (1.12) fell just short of the record of 1.17 set in 1970.