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July 21, 2014

Rain especially heavy in some areas of SC

The rain that began Sunday afternoon has drenched most of South Carolina and absolutely swamped a few spots.

The rain that began Sunday afternoon has drenched most of South Carolina and absolutely swamped a few spots.

Based on radar estimates, most of the area got around an inch of rain in the 24 hours ending at 5 p.m. Monday. But three gauges operated by Richland County registered extremes – 3.39 inches in an hour around 9 p.m. Sunday night at Forest Drive and I-77; 2.6 inches in an hour around 4 p.m. Monday at the Richland County landfill off Monticello Road; and 1.38 inches in less than an hour at Martin Luther King Park around 9 p.m. Sunday.

A trained National Weather Service observer in Longtown in Fairfield County measured 2.45 inches of ran Monday afternoon. Five different observers in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network in Charleston County registered more than two inches on Sunday, including a high of 3.98 inches on Johns Island.

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