It's been unusually wet and rainy so far this year, a sharp contrast to the drought/near-drought conditions we've been having for the past few years.
Yesterday a particularly persistent and strong storm triggered several severe thundrestorm alerts and tornado warnings. Got some pretty torrential rains at the house that went on for around 3 hours, long enough to get some serious water running through the ditch beside the house and turn part of the back yard into a small river.
The tornado warnings were close enough that we spent part of the storm hunkered down in one of our little closets. The official rainfall amount was only a little over 1 cm yesterday, but there was definitely way more than that over James Island and Johns Island. I saw some reports saying there was close to 10 cm of rain in my area.
I hope the rest of the summer isn't going to be quite this rainy.