What a month! Well-- what a start to the month is a better statement. Here we sit 14 days into August, and already we have have exceeded the monthly average rainfall for the month....in fact we have more than DOUBLED it!!!
We typically see 3.29" for the entire month of August-- and counting today's rain we stand at 8.34"-- nearly 7" above where we should be at this point in the month! It's no wonder that the areas in central and western Maryland that we're under drought conditions two weeks ago have been taken out of that category. We can thank several events for the abundance of rain--- have a series of frontal systems move in to the area & stall and then of course we had Hurricane Isaias that brought us tropical moisture.
Speaking of the tropics....
Tropical Storm Josephine has weakened a little over the last 24 hours. Winds are currently sustained at 40mph, and the system is beginning to encounter some wind shear. Josephine is expected to continue its general northwest track across the Atlantic over the next few days and should continue weakening as wind shear increases.