Tropical Storm Michael Brings Over 10 Inches Of Rain To Portions Of The High Country

The remnants of tropical storm Michael brought over 10 inches of rain to some locations in the High Country.

11.40 inches was recorded at the 4 SSE Sparta weather station, in Alleghany County, according to unofficial 72 hour reports from the National Weather Service Blacksburg office. Also in Alleghany County, the 1 WSW Barrett station recorded 10.73 inches and the Barrett station recorded 10.34 inches.

In Watauga County, the most significant amount reported to NWS was from a station in the Aho community that recorded 9.54 inches. Other notable totals were from a station in Boone with 9.48 inches and the 1 SE Rutherwood station with 9.36 inches.

Below are unofficial 72-hour rainfall totals as reported by National Weather Service Blacksburg VA at 3:39pm Friday October 12, 2018:

Location Amount Time/Date Provider

…North Carolina…

…Watauga County…
Aho 9.54 in 0700 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
Boone 9.48 in 0730 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
1 SE Rutherwood 9.36 in 0810 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
Seven Devils 8.98 in 0800 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
1 E Seven Devils 8.69 in 0640 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
Boone Precip (tva) 2s 8.39 in 0215 PM 10/12 GOES
Boone 1se 8.17 in 0630 AM 10/12 COOP
1 SW Aho 7.90 in 0637 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
Boone 7.54 in 0700 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
3 SSE Foscoe 7.49 in 0300 PM 10/12 CWOP
1 WNW Blowing Rock 7.12 in 1100 AM 10/12 IFLOWS
Foscoe 6.95 in 0800 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
1 ESE Boone 6.75 in 0755 AM 10/12 AWOS
Boone 5.98 in 0300 PM 10/12 CWOP
1 NNW Boone 5.86 in 0700 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
2 SSW Rominger 5.35 in 0300 PM 10/12 CWOP
Valle Crucis 5.19 in 0700 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
1 E Silverstone 4.43 in 0258 PM 10/12 CWOP
1 ENE Foscoe 4.38 in 0200 PM 10/12 IFLOWS
Watauga River 4.31 in 0230 PM 10/12 GOES
1 NNW Beech Mountain 4.21 in 0301 PM 10/12 CWOP
Reese 3.58 in 0700 AM 10/12 COCORAHS

…Alleghany County…
4 SSE Sparta 11.40 in 0730 AM 10/12 SPOTTER
1 WSW Barrett 10.73 in 0215 PM 10/12 HADS
Barrett 10.34 in 0305 PM 10/12 CWOP
Whitehead 8.66 in 0733 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
1 WSW Whitehead 6.11 in 0200 PM 10/12 IFLOWS
2 S Whitehead 5.87 in 0300 PM 10/12 CWOP

…Ashe County…
2 NE Deep Gap 5.65 in 0700 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
Transou 5.25 in 0715 AM 10/12 COOP
Jefferson 2 E 4.73 in 0640 AM 10/12 COOP
1 SSW Baldwin 4.30 in 0700 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
1 W Nella 4.29 in 0700 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
2 SW Ashland 4.07 in 0850 AM 10/12 COCORAHS
3 W Scottville 3.72 in 0307 PM 10/12 CWOP
1 W Jefferson 3.61 in 0200 PM 10/12 AFWS
Lansing Rg Dcp 3.54 in 0215 PM 10/12 GOES
2 S Lansing 3.19 in 0308 PM 10/12 CWOP
West Jefferson 2.90 in 0310 PM 10/12 CWOP
1 SW Baldwin 2.52 in 0800 AM 10/12 COCORAHS