Ian drenches Charleston, S.C., with 5.5 inches
Even as landfall knocked some of the breath out of Ian, eventually taking it down to a post-tropical cyclone, South Carolina’s Charleston International Airport recorded more than 5 inches of rain Friday.
The National Weather Service’s Charleston office tweeted that the city received 5.5 inches, making it the wettest Sept. 30 since record-keeping began.
The forecast office said the measurement would also make the date the fifth wettest September day and the 13th wettest day of any month on record.
Tropical Storm Orlene growing stronger in Pacific off Mexico
MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Orlene strengthened in the eastern Pacific on Friday and forecasters expected it to become a hurricane while heading for a projected landfall on Mexico’s northwestern coast Monday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Orlene had maximum sustained…