On Wednesday afternoon we drove home from NC's Crystal Coast which is roughly centered around Morehead, NC. We were down for a house inspection and had planned to come home Wednesday evening even without a tropical storm.
Yesterday I wrote about the less than fun drive home. This morning, I'm a little surprised to find that our mountainside home in Roanoke County is getting more rain that the area where we'll be spending some time on the Carolina coast over the next few years.
Last night we came home and at 6:30 pm I snapped this picture of a rain gauge in our front yard. It was reading roughly three inches since I set it up early Thursday morning. Last night at 11:30 pm it was at five inches. This morning when I emptied it at 6:30 am, it was full at six inches. We've picked up another three quarters of an inch since then.
Swansboro, NC, our coastal base of operations, has seen roughly three inches of rain while we were getting 6.75 inches here on the mountain. I understand Wilmington might have gotten eight inches of rain and some areas to the east of Roanoke are going to get slammed.
Trying to out guess the weather will likely prove unsuccessful. I suspect we'll continue to "enjoy" whatever weather is there when we open the door. After this good soaking, at least we won't have to worry about forest fires until things dry out this fall. That new yard down on the coast got a nice watering also.