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: