Monday, April 20, 2009

Downpours Dampen D.C. Drought

Image (click to enlarge): Washington, DC 2008-2009 monthly precipitation relative to average, CapitalClimate chart from NWS data

Heavy showers this morning bringing over 1" of rain to the Washington, DC metro area have continued to put a substantial dent in the drought which built up over the first quarter of 2009. The month-to-date total of 3.66" is now just over double the average amount at this point in April. This is the first month to be above average since September. Current yearly totals for 2009 and departures from average are:
Washington National: 8.66"/-23%
Washington Dulles: 8.63"/-25%
Baltimore (BWI): 10.40"/-16%

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