Maryland is battered by heavy rainfall for a second straight day, and it won’t be letting up any time soon.
We have a very tranquil period of weather in store for us this week. High pressure will dominate our forecast into the first half of the upcoming weekend.
Climate normals for BWI-Marshall on Monday are 78F for the max and 58F for the min.
A slow moving area of low pressure brought us a band of widespread rainfall Tuesday morning, and there is still more to come as we move throughout the day.
Worcester County has canceled a burn ban that has been in effect since the first week in July.
The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University says the first half of 2012 was abnormally dry for the Northeast, except for Maine.
As oyster growers prepare to harvest their maturing spat in the coming weeks, things are not looking good.
The soaking rain that fell Sunday night into Tuesday morning dropped a very needed 1-2″ for a corridor west of I-95, while we only got .52″ officially at BWI-Airport. That’s important because that’s where the records are kept. So this did help our rainfall deficit, but we are still over 5″ down for the year.
Tim Williams summed it up nicely today “the ground is getting a drink of water.” Our rainfall deficit was nearly 5″ going into today, so today’s rain is not going to make a big dent in that number.
It’s been a spectacular stretch of days. However, while we have been benefiting from lots of sunshine, the rainfall deficit continues to grow.
The weather this weekend couldn’t be much better, but as you enjoy clear skies, there are others nearby who look forward to a dark, stormy day.