A break in the rain

According to the latest radar images, the river of rain has moved a little to the north, so now the house is just a the left edge of it instead of smack dab in the middle.

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It's been a record setting rain with 29.2 cm (11.5 in) measured at the airport and 23.5 cm (9.25 in) measured downtown yesterday. Three days into October and apparently it's already the wettest October on record.

Over by Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, they recorded over 60 cm of rain since Thursday.

Had another round of torrential rain overnight, but now that the rain has stopped here, a lot of the water is starting to drain from the yard. The water in the ditch is back to a still high but more reasonable level and over in the corner of the side yard along the ditch the water has gone down quite a bit since last night.

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Now that it's daylight, you can see the line of debris that gives an indication of how far away from the ditch the water got last night.

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With the water level in the ditch going back down, the swale is back to draining (slowly) into the ditch rather than the other way around.

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Glad for the break in the rain, but with the rest of the state continuing to get hammered there will still be lots of flooding going on.