Hurricane Florence has made landfall and there are reports that the now category 1 hurricane will deliver 10 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina over the next few days.
CNN reports that this eye popping prediction comes from meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com. Maue calculated the number from the seven day rainfall forecast put out Wednesday by the National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center.
So just how much is 10 trillion gallons? For comparison Cyprus has a total of 108 dams with a total water storage capacity of about 330 million cubic meters. Hurricane Florence is expected to dump 37 billion cubic meters!
7-day rainfall summary from @NWSOPC for only North Carolina:— Ryan Maue | weathermodels.com (@RyanMaue) 12 September 2018
State average = 10.1" ... maximum 35.9" for a total of over 10 trillion gallons form Hurricane #Florence
I remember initial numbers from Harvey were actually way too low -- hopefully that's not the case here. pic.twitter.com/Ymptl1bR3C