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With more rain to come, July could set Augusta record

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:24 PM
Last updated 11:52 PM
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Augusta might be in for its wettest July in history.

Ten days after setting a rainfall record for June – 10.8 inches – Augusta’s record of 14 inches for July has become vulnerable.

According to automated weather gauges, 1 ½ inches of rain fell at Bush Field on Wednesday. One spot in Columbia County – Ivy Falls subdivision on Columbia Road – got 2.43 inches, according to the county emergency management office.

For the month, Augusta’s airport has collected 5.17 inches of rain – compared with 0.73 inches during the first 10 days of July 2012.

Dan Miller, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s office in West Columbia, S.C., said rainfall totals should only increase.

“We are expecting scattered shower and thunderstorm activity to significantly increase, at least through the weekend,” Miller said.

For the next week, the National Weather Service projects showers and thunderstorms to hit daily, with rain chances at 60 percent Thursday through Sunday and 40 percent for Monday and Tuesday.

For the year, rainfall totals at Bush Field stand at 35.6 inches, which is more than twice the amount of precipitation experienced this time last year, when 14 inches had fallen.

Aiken County has seen 4 inches of rain this month, compared with 0.63 inches for the first 10 days of July 2012. At Thurmond Dam, totals hover around 10 inches, four times the amount registered in the same period last year.

Miller advised motorists to use extra caution in flooding situations and be sure not to cross a water-covered road.

“The water may be deeper than it appears and people don’t realize that it only takes a couple feet of water for cars to become buoyant,” he said. “It’s better to be safe than sorry.”

JULY 2013 RAINFALL TOTALS
DayBush FieldDaniel Field
10.410.31
20.240.49
30.490.11
40.250.44
50.130.2
60.270.58
70.131.24
81.760.12
9.010.54
101.480.98
Total5.175.53
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jamc1103 07/11/13 - 09:31 am
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Let's just keep this rolling...

and see if we can have rain every day this month!

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