While many have focused on Hurricane Joaquin recently, a story that has only gotten press the past couple of days has been the South Carolina flooding. What happened was that a piece of upper level energy dove down into the eastern US, and began cutting off from the main flow.
The upper level low caught a stream of tropical moisture that flowed into the Carolinas, and dumped rainfall across the region. The result has been pretty ridiculous.
South Carolina 96-hour rainfall totals ending at 7am this morning (10/1-10/4). Wow! pic.twitter.com/bueQCn9saN
— NWS GSP (@NWSGSP) October 4, 2015
What an incredible water vapor loop. Massive forcing for ascent. pic.twitter.com/7kymxn5Fb9
— Mark Miller (@mark_wx) October 3, 2015
— Boyd Brown (@HBoydBrown) October 4, 2015
— S.C. National Guard (@SCNationalGuard) October 4, 2015
— Travis Blair (@tbizzle5184) October 4, 2015
Be sure to keep the citizens in the Carolinas in your thoughts and prayers over the next few days. And also: Turn around, don’t drown.