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WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records

Over a foot of rain since Saturday....
WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records
WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records
WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records
WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records
WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records
WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records
WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records
WATERLOGGED: Challenging Rain Records
Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 12:28:32-04

Literally from one extreme to the other here in Maryland for the month of July. Just think the beginning of the month everything around here was bone dry, brown and crispy with rainfall amounts during a 15 day period coming in under 0.05". Now over the last 10 days of the month we have caught up fast with 11.59" which actually shatters a 129 year old record of 11.03" of rain in 1889.  We not only broke the record but continue to add to it since the new record is actually from the measurements made through 7am this Tuesday July 24, 2018 morning. 

At this point that is something that we do not want to here here in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. More rain to come in what already seems to be a wet Summer with May, June, and now July registering a combined 24.49" of rainfall which is part of a yearly total of 35.66" of rain that is over a foot above the normal.

These numbers will likely climb with additional rain pulling up from the Carolinas later today and into the day Wednesday.

For that reason the Flash Flood Watch has been extended across the area until 6pm Wednesday evening for an additional 1-4" of rain with localized heavier pockets expected. Once again it will not be raining all the time but when it does we look to easily run into high water concerns. 

If you live in a low lying area remember to seek higher ground when a warning is issued. Never drive through high water since you may not know what is underneath of it or in it. The old saying "Remember Turn Around Don't Drown." A common saying that oh so many do not listen too. Please do not take it for granted since these situations look to change very quickly.

Conditions look to improve around here Thursday and into the  weekend ahead. A few weak cold frontal boundaries will roll through the area giving us much drier days ahead with just a few storms chances Friday afternoon then again Sunday as the moisture looks to return.