Region sees months of rain in two days
Looks like the rain has finally stopped. But the high water will be running off for some time, and the records set in the past two days will last a long, long time.
The official total at BWI-Marshall Airport topped 6 inches for the 29th and 30th. Additional rain after midnight Friday will likely push the total to about 6.4 inches when the official number is tallied.
Thursday's BWI total of 6.03 inches obliterated the record for the date - 1.60 inches, set in 1920. It also established a new record for a single day in September, breaking the old mark of 5.97 inches, set nearly a century ago, in 1912.
The September total of 8.26 inches makes it the 8th wettest September on record for Baltimore.
1934: 12.41 inches
1999: 11.50 inches
1876: 10.52 inches
1882: 9.38 inches
1912: 8.75 inches
1975: 8.62 inches
1966: 8.50 inches
2010: 8.26 inches
As impressive as that is, other locations around Baltimore, and especially in Southern Maryland recorded far more rain than that. Some spots took in a couple of months of normal rainfall in a couple of days. Here is a sampling of two-day totals, from the CoCoRaHS Network:
Hollywood, St. Mary's Co.: 11.79 inches
Leonardtown, St. Mary's Co.: 9.92 inches
White Marsh, Baltimore Co.: 9.50 inches
Deale, Anne Arundel Co.: 9.39 inches
Havre de Grace, Harford Co.: 8.43 inches
Severna Park, Anne Arundel Co.: 7.77 inches
Park Hall, St. Mary's Co.: 7.22 inches
Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co.: 6.93 inches
Frederick, Frederick Co.: 3.64 inches
Cumberland, Allegany Co.: 2.41 inches
Salisbury, Wicomico Co.: 2.21 inches
(SUN PHOTO: Frank Roylance)