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May 18, 2010

Eastern Shore, Southern Md. see most rain

Soppy as it's been this Tuesday morning, the rainfall we've seen here in Central Maryland from these storm systems - a half-inch or less - can't compare to what they've reported from the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland.

The heaviest rain in the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning - more than an inch - seems to have fallen in Wicomico and Somerset counties on the lower shore, while St. Mary's County in Southern Maryland takes the top prize west of the bay. Here are some totals from the CoCoRaHS network:

Parsonsburg, Wicomico County:  1.45 inches Rain in Baltimore

Ridge, St. Mary's:  1.43 inches

Princess Anne, Somerset:  1.38 inches

Salisbury, Wicomico:  1.33 inches

California, St. Mary's:  1.07 inches

La Plata, Charles:  .84 inch

Easton, Talbot:  .68 inch

Severn, Anne Arundel:  .44 inch

Elkton, Cecil:  .38 inch

Long Green, Baltimore Co.:  .37 inch

Towson, Baltimore Co.:  .34 inch

Frederick:  .35 inch

Columbia, Howard:  .34 inch

We'll be stuck under these clouds, soaking up plenty of on-and-off rain and drizzle throughout the day Tuesday as a low-pressure system moves slowly off the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and up the East Coast toward New England, and another creeps out of the Ohio Valley. Temperatures, meanwhile, are 10 or 20 degrees below the averages for this time of year at BWI, forecasters say.

Clouds will remain, but the rain chances will slowly diminish on Wednesday. The sun should return by Thursday if the forecast holds up. Friday will likely be the best day of the week, with sunny skies and a high around 80 degrees.

But rain chances return with the next storm system arriving over the weekend.

(SUN PHOTO: Jed Kirschbaum, May 2010)

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:49 AM | | Comments (0)
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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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