Flooding on Mineral Springs Road in Jasper resulted from the second torrential rain in August. Having two flash floods within a week of each other after no prior history of floods in Pickens County is truly surprising, said a research meteorologist.
A research meteorologist who grew up here offered some insight into the unprecedented pair of flooding rainfalls in the past two weeks in eastern Pickens County.
Dr. Dan Lindsey, who holds a PhD in atmospheric science and who works with satellite information for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Colorado, said the two events on August 1 and August 7 are definitely as unusual as people here think they are.
See this week's print or online editions for comments from Dr. Dan Lindsey.