After ANOTHER soaking rain Friday (1.88″) into Saturday (0.24″) the impressive precipitation total for 2018 in Richmond continues to climb. We’re now at 54.63″ which puts us into the top 10 years for precipitation. 1886 has been knocked off the list.
In a typical year, The Blue Ridge gets an Oct. 15-25 peak and Richmond and points east get a peak from the 20th-31st. But this year has been far from normal. We had an abnormally warm September (3rd warmest on record) and that’s continued into early October (running 10+ degrees above average with
Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm, claimed fives lives in North Carolina as it pounds the region with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, dangerous surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes.