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March 10, 2011

Wet day for us; 6 in. of snow tonight for Garrett

We have already booked nearly a half-inch of rain here on the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville. And down in portions of Virginia - "upstream" in this river of rain we're facing today - they're reporting totals that are already well over an inch. Here are some early rainfall totals for the region:

Culpeper, Va:  1.25 inchesNOAA/NWS

Long Green:  0.80 inch 

White Marsh:  0.75 inch

Elkton:  0.65 inch

Bowie:  0.56 inch

Catonsville:  0.52 inch

BWI-Marshall Airport:  0.50 inch

WeatherDeck, Cockeysville:  0.49 inch

Westminster:  0.31 inch

Here's more from the CoCoRaHS Network.

The National Weather Service has posted Flood Warnings (bright green) for portions of Washington and Frederick counties, where the Monocacy and Potomac rivers are expected to flood today. There are Coastal Flood Advisories (yellowish green) for the Maryland portions of the Chesapeake, as east and southeast winds drive water into the Upper Bay and the tidal creeks.

If you see flooding today, and can safely take pictures, email them to me and we'll consider them for posting here. Your comments and reports on the weather you see around you are always welcome.

All of Central Maryland is under a Flood Watch through this evening, as 2 to 3 inches of rain could cause flooding in low-lying spots and poorly drained urban settings almost anywhere.

And, just to keep things interesting, Garrett County, in far western Maryland, is under a Winter Storm Watch for tonight. More than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow is possible overnight as the storm passes by and draws cold air down from the north behind the cold front.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 6:53 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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