PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
720 AM EDT THU SEP 30 2010

…RECENT WILMINGTON RAINFALL SETS RECORDS…
…HIGHEST 3-DAY RAINFALL IN WILMINGTON HISTORY BACK TO 1871…
…SECOND WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD…

EXTRAORDINARY RECENT RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE CAUSING LIFE THREATENING
FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE CAPE FEAR REGION OF SOUTHEASTERN NORTH
CAROLINA. HERE IS HOW WILMINGTON`S RECENT RAINFALL FITS INTO THE
HISTORIC CLIMATE RECORD.

OBSERVED TOTALS…
SUNDAY    SEP 26   0.59 INCHES
MONDAY    SEP 27  10.33 INCHES
TUESDAY   SEP 28   1.96 INCHES
WEDNESDAY SEP 29   7.37 INCHES
THURSDAY  SEP 30   0.41 INCHES (1-3 INCHES MORE POSSIBLE)

1-DAY ALL-TIME RECORDS…
#1  13.38 INCHES   9/15/1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#2  10.33 INCHES   9/27/2010 (MONDAY`S EVENT)
#3   9.56 INCHES   8/31/2006 (TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO)
#4   9.52 INCHES   9/29/1938
#5   8.04 INCHES   8/18/1879 (“GREAT BEAUFORT HURRICANE“)

2-DAY ALL-TIME RECORDS…
#1  17.71 INCHES   9/15 & 9/16 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#2  14.73 INCHES   9/14 & 9/15 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#3  12.29 INCHES   9/27 & 9/28 2010 (MONDAY/TUESDAY`S EVENT)
#4  11.87 INCHES   10/7 & 10/8 2005 (TROPICAL STORM TAMMY)
#5  11.54 INCHES    7/7 & 7/8 1950

3-DAY ALL-TIME RECORDS…
#1  19.66 INCHES   9/27 – 9/29 2010
#2  19.06 INCHES   9/14 – 9/16 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#3  17.71 INCHES   9/15 – 9/17 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#4  14.73 INCHES   9/13 – 9/15 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#5  13.44 INCHES   9/11 – 9/13 1984 (HURRICANE DIANA)

4-DAY ALL-TIME RECORDS…
#1  20.25 INCHES   9/26 – 9/29 2010
#2  19.06 INCHES   9/14 – 9/17 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#2  19.06 INCHES   9/13 – 9/16 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#4  17.71 INCHES   9/15 – 9/18 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#5  14.73 INCHES   9/12 – 9/15 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)

5-DAY ALL-TIME RECORDS…
#1  20.66 INCHES   9/26 – 9/29 2010 (ONGOING EVENT THROUGH 720 AM…)
#2  19.06 INCHES   9/14 – 9/18 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#2  19.06 INCHES   9/13 – 9/17 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#2  19.06 INCHES   9/12 – 9/16 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)
#5  17.71 INCHES   9/15 – 9/19 1999 (HURRICANE FLOYD)

SEPTEMBER MONTHLY RAINFALL RECORDS…
#1  23.41 INCHES   1999  (HURRICANES DENNIS & FLOYD)
#2  20.84 INCHES   2010  (ONGOING EVENT THROUGH 720 AM…)
#3  20.10 INCHES   1877  (“HURRICANE FOUR”)
#4  18.94 INCHES   1984  (HURRICANE DIANA)
#5  16.93 INCHES   1924  (“HURRICANE FIVE” AND “TROP STORM EIGHT”)

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