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August 27, 2011

Irene's rain finally reaches downtown B'more

The rain has finally started in downtown Baltimore. There is a whopping 0.01 inch in the bucket at The Sun's weather station at Calvert and Centre streets at 12:40 p.m. Winds are averaging 7 mph, but our anemometer is pretty sheltered.

Before the storm slides off to the northeast tomorrow, we're expected to get between 5 and 6 inches here, with winds gusting as high as 49 mph. Wallops Island, Va. has already clocked in 5 inches of rain.

Anybody going to the State Fair?

Posted by Frank Roylance at 12:39 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Hurricanes


The Maryland Renaissance Fair opened today. I wonder how that's going?

I just spoke to relatives in Kinston, NC, a couple of hours drive from the coast. They lost power around 9am today. Wind is blowing tiles off the roof and starting leaks indoors, and water is getting in under the front door, too. Hope it doesn't get worse than that -- they had Floyd's flooding in 1999. The "fun" starts for us here in Maryland this evening?

FR REPLIES: Yep. Storm center is still 95 miles south of Norfolk.

State Fair closed at 3:00 pm. No word of cancelled concert. Still charged $8 admission with $3 parking at 2:30. What a rip.

Uh, you went to an outdoor fair in the afternoon when a hurricane was due to hit the area. I'm not sure what you expected, but eating that $11 should have been a given.

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