How much rain did Nashville get after the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through?

A truck drives through flooded streets in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Monday, August 30, 2021. Michael DeMocker / for USA TODAY network

Rachel Wegner | Nashville Tennessean

After Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, its remains have crept across the South this week. By the time it reached Tennessee on Monday and Tuesday, it was downgraded to a tropical depression.

While the rain did not cause any major flooding, it was enough to cancel Bonnaroo — one of Tennessee’s largest music festivals. Organizers announced “waterlogged” grounds made it impossible to safely navigate the site just two days before the festival was set to start. Final reports showed roughly 3.5 inches of rain doused Manchester, where the festival is held.

A flash flood warning was also issued for a handful of cities across Macon, Trousdale and Sumner counties as heavy rain arrived along the outer edges of Ida on Monday evening.

“The amount of rain coming out of these storms with #idaremnants has been crazy,” NWS Nashville tweeted Monday. “Some are seeing 2 inches in 30 minutes.”

So how much rain did Nashville and Middle Tennessee get? Here’s a rundown of the totals reported by the National Weather Service.

How much rain Nashville, Middle TN got after Ida passed through

NWS Nashville released final rainfall totals across Middle Tennessee in a report Wednesday afternoon. Here are some of the highest totals around the region.

Smyrna: 5.68 inches

Murfreesboro: 5.14 inches

Nashville: 4.38 inches (Belle Meade)

Clarksville: 4.38 inches

Manchester: 3.53 inches

Humphreys County: 2.54 inches (New Johnsonville)

Columbia: 3.05 inches

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