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March 14, 2010

Howard County tops rain charts

Elkridge and several other communities in Howard and Anne Arundel counties topped the charts for rain totals in Maryland for the 48 hours ending Sunday morning. The two-day total at Elkridge was 4.15 inches.

BWI-Marshall Airport reported 0.98 inch on Friday, another 2.31 inches on Saturday, and 0.29 so far on Sunday, for a three-day total of 3.58 inches. The average monthly rainfall for a March at BWI-Marshall is 3.93 inches.

Here on the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville, we have 1.98 inches on the gauge since Friday. The Sun's weather station at Calvert and Centre streets shows 2.34 inches since Friday.

Here are some other totals for the two days of rain, compiled from CoCoRaHS:

Elkridge, Howard County:  4.15 inchesNOAA AHPS

Severn, Anne Arundel:  3.79 inches

Ellicott City, Howard:  2.86 inches

Elkton, Cecil:  2.74 inches 

Towson, Baltimore Co.:  2.70 inches

Columbia, Howard:  2.65 inches

Severna Park, Anne Arundel:  2.49 inches 

The National Weather Service has been reporting flooded roads in Elkridge, Thurmont and in Towson over the last 24 hours. The Potomac is in moderate flood at Paw Paw, W.Va., Point of Rocks, Md. (see chart), and at Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. Minor flooding is reported on Antietam Creek at Sharpsburg, and Harper's Ferry and Little Falls on the Potomac.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 12:02 PM | | Comments (0)
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