Firs the warm air, then the heavy rains. Even some records were broken across the D.C. area on Wednesday.
There are still numerous Flood Warnings across the area today and many of them continue through this evening through the weekend. This is after some areas received over 3 to 4 inches of rain from the training of heavy showers yesterday through this morning. Laurel, MD even had to evacuate its historic district today because of the release of the Howard Duckett Dam. Once downstream, that release of water will also affect Crofton, Bowie and Upper Marlboro later today. You may think that all of the local area rainfall records were broken, but that wasn't the case.
- Highest 2-day rainfall totals
The only place to break a daily rainfall record was Dulles Airport, which saw 2 inches of rain yesterday and a 2 day total of 2.32". Not only did Dulles Airport see record rainfall, but also record temperatures. The record high was set yesterday at 72 degrees breaking the old record of 70 degrees set back in 2002. Dulles also broke a record high minimum of 56 degrees which breaks the old record of 54 back in 2002. Can you believe the temperature didn't go below 56 degrees all day on January 30th! Wow.
As far as Reagan National, the airport tied a record high minimum of 52 degrees. Area rainfall was below the record, though there was still a good 1.14" total for 2 days. BWI Marshall also had some great rainfall, with totals at 1.96" for two days, though they too were below record numbers.