Life-threatening flash flooding is occurring in the Cape Fear region of southeastern North Carolina.
Wilmington, North Carolina, set an all-time 3-day rainfall total today, according to the National Weather Service. With additional rain in the forecast, September 2010 could become the wettest September on record in Wilmington. Records in Wilmington, North Carolina date back to 1871.
The 3-day, all-time record (recorded since Monday) is 19.66 inches. That shatters the old record of 19.06 inches set from September 14 through September 16, 1999, during Hurricane Floyd.
Currently, 20.43 inches of rain have been recorded in Wilmington, North Carolina this month, making it the 2nd wettest September on record in Wilmington. The old record of 23.41 inches set in September of 1999 is in jeopardy.
Here are some selected storm total rainfall in inches for cities in North Carolina from 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sempteber 28 through 9:00 a.m. Thursday, September 30:
Wilmington - 8.51
Grifton - 6.74
Jacksonville – 6.31
Greenville - 5.77
New River MCAS - 5.73