So I sit down in The Baltimore Sun's Weather Center (my desk), and the instruments for the outdoor weather station report we had more than a quarter-inch of rain in the last 24 hours. And for the month, we've had 1.1 inches.
Out at BWI, they've received more than an inch so far this month, including a trace yesterday.
But out on the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville, we've had barely a third of an inch all month, and nothing in the gauge for two weeks. (We call it the rain-repellant Cockeysville Bubble.) So we've been sprinkling to keep the flowers upright and the grass green.
These summer storms sure are spotty. Please send some our way.
(Loyal readers will note that this is me, writing about a weather trend, which is a time-tested, sure-fire way to end it. We should have rain on the WeatherDeck shortly. Will report back.)
(SUN PHOTO/Doug Kapustin/Sept. 2005)