Rainfall Totals, Weather, Etc…

I recorded 2.04″ of rain yesterday at my house on my weather station, which I’ve had running for about a month now. You can’t miss the giant Weather Underground image underneath my book plug in the right sidebar now – that’s directly from my house to Weather Underground, reporting all the pertinent current conditions (except sky condition of course). What’s cool is that if you look up most downtown zip codes — for example, 29401, you’ll get my station’s conditions versus the ASOS station at Charleston International. This also works on James Island, but West Ashley falls out of reach. Mt. Pleasant is well covered. It’s pretty cool to see the more pinpointed conditions provided by amazingly accurate weather stations in the area.

Yesterday’s rainfall came courtesy of a fairly disorganized tropical low making landfall on the Georgia coast. That moisture is making its way up the Eastern seaboard, so yeah, it’s going to rain like a mofo for the next few days.

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Jared Smith

Jared Smith, 30, is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I have a rain gauge in the front yard. That’s all I need. Don’t need any of that fancy stuff. Besides, I know for a fact that just one block away from where you are can get an inch more of rain than you.

    Mine shows 1.5″ since two days ago because of the tropical thing blowing on-shore. When that tropical storm from the Gulf came through, we got 2.75″…the 2 part of that was from one of the bands that blew through and that was dumped in a matter of 20 minutes.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I have a rain gauge in the front yard. That’s all I need. Don’t need any of that fancy stuff. Besides, I know for a fact that just one block away from where you are can get an inch more of rain than you.

    Mine shows 1.5″ since two days ago because of the tropical thing blowing on-shore. When that tropical storm from the Gulf came through, we got 2.75″…the 2 part of that was from one of the bands that blew through and that was dumped in a matter of 20 minutes.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    You’re absolutely right about the rain – Waterfront Park, only a few miles across the peninsula from me, only got about 1.35″ of rain. Weather’s fickle like that. And yes, yesterday’s total outdid my measurement for Alberto by a little under a half an inch of rain. The Creek got hit a lot harder by Alberto’s rain bands than Downtown did, interestingly enough.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    You’re absolutely right about the rain – Waterfront Park, only a few miles across the peninsula from me, only got about 1.35″ of rain. Weather’s fickle like that. And yes, yesterday’s total outdid my measurement for Alberto by a little under a half an inch of rain. The Creek got hit a lot harder by Alberto’s rain bands than Downtown did, interestingly enough.

  • Phillip Keck

    It was pretty bad. I had to walk from the Education Center to Kelly House in it. I was soaked.

  • Phillip Keck

    It was pretty bad. I had to walk from the Education Center to Kelly House in it. I was soaked.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Yes, that’s a long walk. No fun, indeed.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Yes, that’s a long walk. No fun, indeed.