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SC: Soaked State

A few weeks ago our founding editor’s kid came in the office and asked us when we were going to stop working on our computers and get busy building an ark. “It’s rained like every day ALL month,” he said. Everybody laughed … but nobody’s laughing now. That was in…

A few weeks ago our founding editor’s kid came in the office and asked us when we were going to stop working on our computers and get busy building an ark.

“It’s rained like every day ALL month,” he said.

Everybody laughed … but nobody’s laughing now.

That was in mid-June, and the heavens have continued to pour forth since then. So far this month alone more than nine inches of rain has fallen on the Palmetto State (through July 9) – with no sign of things letting up. South Carolina has already eclipsed its annual average rainfall total of approximately 48 inches, and the remnants of a tropical system are drifting toward our state right now.

Flood warnings have been issued for numerous rivers – including the Lumber River, Little Pee Dee River, Waccamaw River and the Great Pee Dee River – while flood warnings are in effect for nine Lowcountry counties.

Bottom line? Batten down the hatches, people … or like little man said, get busy finding some gopher wood.

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26 comments

Frank Pytel July 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Good enough reason for the RINO’s to spend another billion I suppose. BLAH :P

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Frank Pytel July 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Good enough reason for the RINO’s to spend another billion I suppose. BLAH :P

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Turd Ferguson July 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

The whole third person thing is really getting out of hand.

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Smirks July 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Our founding commenter agrees.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

We concur.

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Bullgerbil July 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

“our founding editor”. DUDE. Give it a rest.

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Turd Ferguson July 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

The whole third person thing is really getting out of hand.

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Smirks July 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Our founding commenter agrees.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

We concur.

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Bob White July 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

“our founding editor”. DUDE. Give it a rest.

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nitrat July 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm

“It’s rained like every day ALL month,” he said.

The only reason this seems so unusual to the kid is because we have been in drought conditions for most of the past 15+ years.

When I was growing up in the late ’50s and ’60s, it did rain just about every afternoon all summer long. Seems like that came to an end with the heat wave/drought in 1986 and that consistent summer monsoon season has not been like it used to be since.

The times they are a’changin’.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

My recollection of rainfall in the ’70s (when I was a kid) are the same. i’m seeing branches that have been dry for years returning to like the were in the ’70s (when not only did they contain water, but also fish.)

Not to make you feel old or anything…. but 1986 to present is over 25 years, not 15. I make the same mistake all the time. *Sigh.*

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Our recollection of rainfall in the ’70s (when we were kids) are the same. we are seeing branches that have been dry for years returning to like the were in the ’70s (when not only did they contain water, but also fish.)

Not to make you feel old or anything…. but 1986 to present is over 25 years, not 15. We make the same mistake all the time. *Sigh.*

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nitrat July 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

Well, I was actually referring to the change which “seems” to have begun for me since ’86 and the actual state climatologist media reports which have formally identified documented frequently recurring droughts in most of the past 15 – 20 years.

I still can’t explain what I mean clearly and would probably need to research those reports to do so. I’m too lazy to do that.

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nitrat July 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm

“It’s rained like every day ALL month,” he said.

The only reason this seems so unusual to the kid is because we have been in drought conditions for most of the past 15+ years.

When I was growing up in the late ’50s and ’60s, it did rain just about every afternoon all summer long. Seems like that came to an end with the heat wave/drought in 1986 and that consistent summer monsoon season has not been like it used to be since.

The times they are a’changin’.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

My recollection of rainfall in the ’70s (when I was a kid) are the same. i’m seeing branches that have been dry for years returning to like they were in the ’70s (when not only did they contain water, but also fish.)

Not to make you feel old or anything…. but 1986 to present is over 25 years, not 15. I make the same mistake all the time. *Sigh.*

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Our recollection of rainfall in the ’70s (when we were kids) are the same. we are seeing branches that have been dry for years returning to like they were in the ’70s (when not only did they contain water, but also fish.)

Not to make you feel old or anything…. but 1986 to present is over 25 years, not 15. We make the same mistake all the time. *Sigh.*

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nitrat July 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

Well, I was actually referring to the change which “seems” to have begun for me since the ’86 heat wave and the actual state climatologist media reports which have documented frequently recurring droughts in most of the past 15 – 20 years.

I still can’t explain what I mean clearly and would probably need to research those reports to do so…it’s like ’86 was the harbinger for the droughts that came later.

Another difference. We had no ACs in schools when I was growing up – and could live with it. Could we do that now?
My family cooled with a night time window fan until the mid 60s.

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9" July 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Rain Fall Down,from The Stones most underrated album.First saw them in 72,but they’re doing their best shows,NOW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvvJbxl4Vmk

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9" July 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Rain Fall Down,from The Stones most underrated album.First saw them in 72,but they’re doing their best shows,NOW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvvJbxl4Vmk

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darksied calling July 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

All this rain is just the great fairy in the sky trying to wash the stench of this state off…sorry it aint working…too many niggers and white trash here…gotta burn’em out first before you wash them away

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darksied calling July 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

All this rain is just the great fairy in the sky trying to wash the stench of this state off…sorry it aint working…too many niggers and white trash here…gotta burn’em out first before you wash them away

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monsterc0ck July 17, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Word on the street is all the rain has given the NAACP prez a case of Seattle-sized depression, further spinning him nearly into a Diabetic coma that, to the medically unaware, appears to look like a textbook case of “Black Man on a Power Trip”.

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monsterc0ck July 17, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Word on the street is all the rain has given the NAACP prez a case of Seattle-sized depression, further spinning him nearly into a Diabetic coma that, to the medically unaware, appears to look like a textbook case of “Black Man on a Power Trip”.

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Matthew July 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Finally a break in the rain, but before long we will be complaining about too many days of high temperatures!

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Matthew July 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Finally a break in the rain, but before long we will be complaining about too many days of high temperatures!

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