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Here’s a List of the Incredible Raleigh Rainfall Stats

25 Apr 2017, 2:28 pm

Raleigh, North Carolina got inundated by over a half foot of rain on Monday and early Tuesday, leading to a Flash Flood Emergency on Tuesday morning and widespread major flooding in the Raleigh-Durham triangle.

More than seven inches of rain over a three-day span, though primarily on Monday, led to the flooding in the area. Some of the statistics from the Sunday-Tuesday rain event are incredible, including:

-Monday’s 4.51″ of rainfall made it the wettest April day on record and the 12th-wettest day overall (wettest day was in October 2016 due to rain from Hurricane Matthew)

-Between Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, a combined 7.45″ of rain was measured in Raleigh (RDU Airport), about 17 percent of the city’s typical annual rainfall and more than two-and-a-half times Raleigh’s typical April rainfall of 2.92″

-35 consecutive hours of rain fell at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Raleigh’s official observation site

-One part of northern Wake County saw 8.73″ of rain dating back to Sunday

The good news is the rain has all but wrapped up in Raleigh and throughout hard-hit North Carolina, but more rain will return later this week and into the weekend as a line of strong storms and possible severe weather impacts the rain-soaked region.

Stay with WeatherNation on the heavy rain as it moves north and more rain chances across the South later this week.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Featured photo: @FlyWheelKelly

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