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August 22, 2011

Sunday storms were hit-or-miss, again

Woke up and heard all this talk about trees down and outages in the region due to Sunday's storms. But all we had out on the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville were a couple of brief morning showers. The rest of the day was humid, but mostly rain-free. 

Oh, we heard some thunder, in the distance. But no rain to speak of beyond the morning showers.

It was another day of hit-or-miss storms across Central Maryland. The Sun's weather station, at Calvert and Centre streets, shows 1.72 inches. BWI-Marshall Airport reported 0.99 inch.

Here are some of the totals, from the CoCoRaHS Network:

Columbia, Howard County:  2.00 inchesBWI Precip August

Catonsville, Baltimore County:  1.91 inches

Laurel, PG:  1.66 inches

Columbia, Howard:  1.64 inches

Severn, Anne Arundel:  1.34 inches

Jarrettsville, Baltimore County:  1.17 inches

Hamilton, Baltimore City:  1.06 inches

Pasadena, Arunde:  0.88 inchBWI Temps August

Crofton, Arundel:  0.85 inch

Towson, Baltimore County:  0.49 inch

Bel Air, Harford:  0.40 inch

Salisbury, Wicomico:  0.25 inch

Taneytown, Carroll:  0.06 inch


Posted by Frank Roylance at 11:32 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: By the numbers, Events


A lovely rain in Mount Vernon, no flooding or outages. Perfect day for a nap, which I took advantage of.

We had some significant hale in Hampden during Sunday's storm, also significant rainfall.

Where do we stand in terms of soil moisture? Have the recent storms helped, or have they been too hit-or-miss?

FR REPLIES: It's helped some more than others. But all of our dry weather worries may be washed away next week if Irene makes it this far.

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