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Hurricane Florence could dump 18 trillion gallons of rain - as much water as there is in the entire Chesapeake Bay

Posted On: Sep 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Hurricane Florence could dump 18 trillion gallons of rain - as much water as there is in the entire Chesapeake Bay

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Hurricane Florence is forecast to dump about 18 trillion gallons of rain over North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Maryland.
That's as much water as there is in the entire Chesapeake Bay, or enough water to cover the entire state of Texas with nearly four inches of water.
North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons of rain, enough to cover the state in about 10 inches of rain.
WASHINGTON - Florence's rain total will likely be staggeringly huge.
Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com calculates that Hurricane Florence is forecast to dump about 18 trillion gallons of rain over a week over North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland. It doesn't include rain after it dissipates and its remnants circle back to the northeast. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: An aerospace company reintroduced its precision helicopter with two crossing motors See Also: Hurricane...

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