People often use the word trillions when they’re overexaggerating something. This is no exaggeration.

North Carolina may get 10 trillion gallons of rain over the next week from Hurricane Florence. This eye-popping prediction comes from meteorologist Ryan Maue of Maue calculated the number from the seven-day rainfall forecast put out Wednesday by the National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center.

7-day rainfall summary from @NWSOPC for only North Carolina:
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.

— Ryan Maue | (@RyanMaue) September 12, 2018