STEELE CREEK NEWS
Parts of Steele
Creek Get over 1 Inch of Rain Sunday and Monday
(June 25, 2007)
Weather reports generally let you know how much it rained at the
airport, but how do you know how much it rained where you are? You
can get yourself a rain gage, or you can get a good approximation
from the US Geological Survey's (USGS)
Mecklenburg County Rainfall Network web site.
USGS operates about
five dozen rainfall stations in Mecklenburg County in cooperation
with Mecklenburg County or the City of Charlotte. Three of these are
in Steele Creek, at Kennedy Middle School, Lake Wylie Elementary
School, and on Lake Wylie at Withers Cove.
The web site
provides real time data for each rain gage. You can view tables or
graphs. Data show rainfall for Sunday and Monday, June 24 and 25, of
1.18 inches at Kennedy Middle School, 1.06 inches at Lake Wylie
Elementary School, and .6 inches at Withers Cove.
Visit the USGS
Mecklenburg County Rainfall Network web site and select a
station from the map. Select a graph of table from the format list
and check out the rainfall at that station. Depending on your
location, you can get a pretty good approximation of the rainfall
where you are.