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August 19, 2011

Arundel got the big rain Thursday

Looks like Southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore missed Thursday's rain. This time it was Anne Arundel County that really dropped into the crosshairs of the late afternoon and evening storms, with well over 2 inches in some locations. BWI Airport picked up 1.72 inches, with 1.4 of that falling between 4 and 5 p.m.  

More showers and thunderstorms are expected again late Friday afternoon and evening, with more of the same due right through the weekend. There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for all of Central Maryland.

Here are some of the local rain tallies, from the CoCoRaHS Network:

Green Haven, Anne Arundel:  2.82 inches

South Gate, Anne Arundel:  2.35 inches

BWI-Marshall Airport:  1.72 inches

Severn, Anne Arundel:  1.44 inches

White Marsh, Baltimore Co.:  1.25 inches

Bel Air, Harford:  0.57 inch

Taneytown, Carroll:  0.47 inch

Towson, Baltimore County:  0.18 inch

Baltimore City:  0.02 inch

The forecast from Sterling says there's a 60 percent chance the storms will resume Friday after 4 p.m., with up to a quarter-inch possible, and another quarter-inch to follow overnight. More rain is possible in thunderstorms. Like yesterday, some storms could become severe, with damaging winds and hail, localized heavy rain and flash flooding.

Rain chances continue, at diminished probabilities, through the weekend. But there's a cold front due to pass through Sunday or Monday. That should clear the air and leave us with sunny weather next week, and seasonable temperatures.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 11:47 AM | | Comments (1)
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Landed at BWI yesterday at 4:00PM. Rain just beginning to splatter on the tarmack Thunder and lightning very close. Flight crew informs us to sit tight because ground crew won't come out in this weather. Hail begins to bounce against the window and catch on the sill. By 5:00 a rainbow is visible and just like with Noah, it's a sign that we're about to disemb"ark". (Sorry about that.)

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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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