Yesterday's deluge was a significant one, with record rainfall in parts of the area. BWI recorded its second rainiest day in record history with 6.3 inches of rain (BWI's still-standing record is the 7.62 inches of rain that fell on July 23, 1933 during the 1993 Chesapeake-Potomac hurricane).
BWI wasn't the only location to get dumped on by the wet weather. The National Weather Service released additional rainfall totals from weather spotters across the region. Check out some of these impressive totals:
- (National Weather Service totals)
- Another interesting tidbit about yesterday's rain, this one from ABC 7 meteorologist Ryan Miller:
Over half (59%) of the rain that we've picked up in #DC so far this summer fell on 3 days. 7/10, 7/15 & yesterday.— Ryan Miller (@RyanMillerABC7) August 13, 2014
Yesterday's rain was courtesy of a strong frontal system sliding through the area. Heavy rain continues for New England today, while we begin to dry out.
Breezy winds will usher in lower humidity through the afternoon. Tonight will be comfortably cool and clear, which should make for great viewing of the Perseid meteor show, which peaked last night. It may be a little harder to see the shooting starts with the still bright, waning gibbous moon in the night sky, but it will still be a good night sky show.