From the ABC 7 Weather team

A Dent In The Local Drought

August 20, 2012 - 07:09 AM
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How much of a dent was put into the local drought on Sunday?  Here's a rundown of rainfall totals.

Widespread rainfall on Sunday didn’t just delay the Nationals game for the 33,764 fans at Nats Park, but it also put a dent in the drought. According to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor, not everybody in our area is in a drought, but 51% of Maryland and 18% of Virginia is in a moderate or severe drought with the hardest hit locations being lower Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

After taking a peek at the ABC7 WeatherBug Network, I found that the heaviest rain fell in the District with 1.71 inches of rain at Lafayette Elementary School, but other locations reported healthy accumulations as well. Here’s a rundown of other area rainfall totals and how much of a dent was put into the drought in your area: 



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