Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Some Drops in the Bucket

Moderate drought continues, especially south of the Potomac

Month-to-date % of normal precipitation, from National Weather Service. Click image to enlarge.

Rainfall amounts from today's showers have been generally light across the area, with totals around 0.1" through late afternoon. Thanks to the record-breaking rain at the beginning and reinforcing amounts in the middle of the month, February's official precipitation so far of over 4" will still go down in the official record books as substantially above normal, regardless of what happens by Leap Day on Friday. Counting today, the nine days with measurable precipitation are nearly equal to the monthly average of 9.5.

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