Greenville surpasses average yearly rainfall in August
COLUMBIA — Anyone who thinks this has been an especially rainy year for the Upstate is officially right after Tuesday’s storms.
The National Weather Service said 1.99 inches of rain fell Tuesday at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport, bringing the total rainfall for the year to 49.18 inches.
The total surpasses the airport’s annual average of 47.19 inches of rain with 147 days left in the year.
The record for a calendar year the airport is 70.41 inches of rain set in 1964.
Volunteers in the Upstate have reported even more rain, with spots in Oconee, Pickens, Anderson and Greenville counties all reporting more than 50 inches of rain this year. A rain gauge 8 miles from Cleveland in Pickens County has picked up more than 64 inches of rain in 2013.