From the ABC 7 Weather team

The rainfall totals around D.C. this week are quite large (MAP)

September 8, 2011 - 01:29 PM
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Some neighborhoods in Virginia and Maryland have received more than a foot of rain since Monday.

Want to know why there's a flash flood warning for much of northern Virginia right now? Take a gander at the above radar map from the local NWS office.

It shows the immense precipitation payload that the swollen sky has dropped on D.C. since Monday. The rain amounts in some of the 'burbs to the south have exceeded 12 inches. With that kind of moisture bomb, the ground can't absorb much more water and the streams are choked and ready to bust from their confinements. You can almost imagine that structures stand empty in the southern lands and the roads are gone, replaced by a sylvan waterworld echoing with the gentle lapping of waves. Slosh, slosh.

Actually, that's not far from the truth. Consider these photos of watery mayhem around D.C. By this time during an average September, D.C. would have gotten just three-quarters of an inch of rain. But the weather station at Reagan National has measured an astounding 5.24 inches of rain since Sept. 1. There is a lot of H2O out there right now. The Associated Press is reporting that floods have taken one life in Pasadena, Md., a 49-year-old man who was "retrieved from water behind homes in the 400 block of Riverside Drive."

For numbers nuts, here is a comprehensive list of what counties received how much rainfall since yesterday, courtesy of the NWS. Look at that 9.4 inches in Baltimore!

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1118 AM EDT THU SEP 08 2011

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 11 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE

********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************

LOCATION / STORM TOTAL RAINFALL (inches) / TIME & DATE / COMMENTS

MARYLAND

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
1 N BALT-WASH INTL A 6.67 1054 AM 9/08 ASOS

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
PARKVILLE 9.40 700 AM 9/08

...BALTIMORE CITY...
PIMLICO 4.33 822 AM 9/08 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CARROLL COUNTY...
2 E LINEBORO 8.07 104 AM 9/08

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
2 NW NEW MARKET 1.90 1108 AM 9/08 TRAINED SPOTTER

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
2 W GARRETT PARK 8.50 846 AM 9/08 PUBLIC
1 SE GLEN ECHO 5.70 725 AM 9/08 NWS EMPLOYEE
CLARKSBURG 5.40 930 AM 9/08 BROADCAST MEDIA

...PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY...
3 SE MARLTON 6.20 215 AM 9/08

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
1 WSW CAVETOWN 3.83 844 AM 9/08 TRAINED SPOTTER

VIRGINIA

...ARLINGTON COUNTY...
1 S REAGAN NATIONAL 5.08 1052 AM 9/08 ASOS

...CITY OF ALEXANDRIA...
1 ESE ALEXANDRIA 4.09 1110 AM 9/08 TRAINED SPOTTER

...LOUDOUN COUNTY...
1 NNE DULLES INTERNA 4.17 1054 AM 9/08 ASOS


**********************24 HOUR RAINFALL**********************

LOCATION / STORM TOTAL RAINFALL (inches) / TIME & DATE / COMMENTS

MARYLAND

...ALLEGANY COUNTY...
1 SSE CRESAPTOWN-BEL 0.01 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
2 NNE CROFTON 7.00 615 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 SSW SOUTH GATE 6.76 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 E LAUREL 5.89 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NE HERALD HARBOR 5.30 730 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 E SEVERN 5.16 730 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
ESE GREEN HAVEN 4.74 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 ENE SEVERNA PARK 4.38 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 SE PASADENA 4.20 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 W SEVERN 4.12 500 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 ESE PASADENA 3.29 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 ENE DEALE 2.65 239 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
2 WNW CATONSVILLE 7.87 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 SW JACKSONVILLE 7.21 830 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
NE REISTERSTOWN 6.64 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 NE JACKSONVILLE 5.74 630 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 ENE TOWSON 4.80 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 WNW BALDWIN 4.60 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 SW LONG GREEN 4.30 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 ENE CATONSVILLE 4.29 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 SW TOWSON 3.74 635 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 ESE WHITE MARSH 3.22 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NNE ROSEDALE 3.09 739 AM 9/08 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 E KINGSVILLE 2.92 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...CALVERT COUNTY...
6 E MARLTON 4.67 730 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 SW CHESAPEAKE BEAC 2.82 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...CARROLL COUNTY...
2 E LINEBORO 5.74 903 AM 9/08 CO-OP OBSERVER
2 SE ELDERSBURG 3.91 705 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 W WESTMINSTER 3.06 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 NE TANEYTOWN 3.00 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
4 NE TANEYTOWN 2.95 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 NW SYKESVILLE 2.58 900 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
SE MOUNT AIRY 2.08 630 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...CHARLES COUNTY...
4 SSE WALDORF 8.71 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 E WALDORF 7.83 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 S WALDORF 6.91 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 WNW LA PLATA 6.13 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 W WALDORF 5.84 417 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
7 ENE FREDERICK 1.73 930 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
4 SSW FREDERICK 1.20 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 SSE THURMONT 0.99 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 NW FREDERICK 0.91 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...HARFORD COUNTY...
1 N JARRETTSVILLE 3.84 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 W BEL AIR 3.12 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 NNE KINGSVILLE 2.92 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...HOWARD COUNTY...
2 N ELLICOTT CITY 8.49 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 N SAVAGE 7.93 740 AM 9/08 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 WSW ELLICOTT CITY 7.70 750 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 W ELKRIDGE 6.78 500 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 N COLUMBIA 6.54 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 ESE NORTH LAUREL 6.20 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 NW COLUMBIA 5.24 730 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 W COLUMBIA 5.18 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 SE SYKESVILLE 2.65 1000 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 SSE SYKESVILLE 2.31 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
5 NE GAITHERSBURG 3.10 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 WNW BETHESDA 3.09 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 ESE NORBECK 2.98 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 ESE ROSSMOOR 2.95 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NNW TAKOMA PARK 2.88 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 NNE WHEATON-GLENMO 2.77 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 W COLESVILLE 2.74 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
7 N SILVER SPRING 2.56 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 NE GAITHERSBURG 2.55 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 NW WHITE OAK 2.45 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 N SILVER SPRING 2.43 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NE WHEATON-GLENMON 2.32 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 W ROCKVILLE 2.09 100 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
3 SW GAITHERSBURG 2.03 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
SE POOLESVILLE 1.05 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY...
2 NNE BOWIE 7.09 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NE COLLEGE PARK 4.76 900 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
ESE CAMP SPRINGS 4.64 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 S LAUREL 4.63 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
7 ESE BRANDYWINE 4.58 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 SE SUITLAND 4.57 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 SE FOREST HEIGHTS 4.53 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 W FORESTVILLE 4.30 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 W OXON HILL 3.74 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...ST. MARYS COUNTY...
4 ENE CHARLOTTE HALL 3.61 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NNW COLTONS POINT 2.20 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NE LEONARDTOWN 1.75 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
SSE TALL TIMBERS 0.92 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
4 E HOLLYWOOD 0.90 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 N RIDGE 0.52 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
SW PARK HALL 0.34 810 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
3 NNE SMITHSBURG 0.45 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 ESE WILLIAMSPORT 0.19 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

VIRGINIA

...CITY OF ALEXANDRIA...
1 ESE ALEXANDRIA 2.15 1111 AM 9/08 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CLARKE COUNTY...
ESE BERRYVILLE 0.11 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NNW BERRYVILLE 0.06 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...CULPEPER COUNTY...
3 N RIXEYVILLE 0.07 440 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
6 N RIXEYVILLE 0.05 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
6 NNE RIXEYVILLE 0.05 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...FAIRFAX COUNTY...
2 SSE MCLEAN 3.94 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 SSE FRANCONIA 3.90 900 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
5 S ALEXANDRIA 3.55 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 SE MCLEAN 3.32 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NE BURKE 3.07 715 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 NE LORTON 2.92 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 S MCLEAN 2.56 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 S MANTUA 2.25 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 W VIENNA 2.18 715 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 W FAIRFAX 1.85 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
4 W FAIRFAX 1.35 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...FAUQUIER COUNTY...
4 ENE REMINGTON 0.28 515 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
6 NNE REMINGTON 0.26 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
4 SE WARRENTON 0.26 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
6 S WARRENTON 0.25 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
6 SSE WARRENTON 0.24 745 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
5 NE WINCHESTER 0.04 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
9 NW WINCHESTER 0.03 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
SE MIDDLETOWN 0.02 800 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...GREENE COUNTY...
2 WNW STANARDSVILLE 0.02 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...LOUDOUN COUNTY...
8 N LEESBURG 0.91 630 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
MIDDLEBURG 0.30 726 AM 9/08 CO-OP OBSERVER
3 WSW ROUND HILL 0.19 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...ORANGE COUNTY...
1 NW BARBOURSVILLE 0.02 930 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY...
1 SSW WOODBRIDGE 3.08 635 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
6 NW WOODBRIDGE 2.57 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 SE GAINESVILLE 1.03 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY...
2 ENE ROCK MILLS 0.02 758 AM 9/08 CO-OP OBSERVER

...SHENANDOAH COUNTY...
4 N STRASBURG 0.02 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY...
5 SSW FREDERICKSBURG 1.56 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...STAFFORD COUNTY...
2 NNW STAFFORD 2.03 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...WARREN COUNTY...
3 NNE FRONT ROYAL 0.03 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

WEST VIRGINIA

...BERKELEY COUNTY...
2 NW FALLING WATERS 0.20 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
1 WNW BUNKER HILL 0.08 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...
2 SE SLANESVILLE 0.02 700 AM 9/08 COCORAHS
2 ESE SPRINGFIELD 0.02 656 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

...MINERAL COUNTY...
SHORT GAP 0.24 727 AM 9/08 CO-OP OBSERVER

...PENDLETON COUNTY...
3 NE FORT SEYBERT 0.02 600 AM 9/08 COCORAHS

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