Saturday, March 28, 2009

DC Drought Dented, February-March Precipitation Record Holds

PM Update (Sunday): An additional 0.08" of accumulation from showers overnight pushed the March total to 1.97", and the 2-month total to 2.32". If no more precipitation falls through Tuesday, the old February-March record will have held by a mere 0.03", and 2009 will be firmly in second place.

Original post:
With another half inch of rain recorded so far today, the Washington, DC total for the month of March to date is now 1.89". This puts the February-March total at 2.24", slightly below the record low amount of 2.29" in 1947. With more showers likely tonight and Sunday, the record will almost certainly remain intact.

Image: CapitalClimate chart from NWS data, background photo © Kevin Ambrose


Anonymous said...

Last night's "thunderstorms" were a bust. We're still at 2.26" for the two months ... looks like the '47 record will fall.

CapitalClimate said...

Nope, 0.06" @ 2 am was enough to push the total over, and a few more hundredths followed that. Even if nothing pops this afternoon, the record prospects are toast.

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