Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sandy Precipitation Update: Maryland in Bullseye

Preliminary analysis from the National Climatic Data Center for the precipitation totals from Superstorm Sandy shows that Maryland was in the bullseye. Nearly all of the area of highest rainfall (greater than 5.3") was within the state, with small areas extending into northern Virginia and extreme southwestern Delaware. The highest amounts reported from first-order National Weather Service stations:
Wallops Island WSSF, VA         8.48
Atlantic City, NJ               8.03
Cape Hatteras AP, NC            7.85
Salisbury AP, MD                7.55
Norfolk South, VA               7.33
Baltimore Washington AP, MD     6.83
Atlantic City AP, NJ            6.00
Mount Washington, NH            5.70
Washington Dulles AP, VA        5.65
Washington Reagan AP, VA        4.84  

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