Storms hydrate area’s rain deficit
By LINDLEY ESTES
As of 1:30 p.m., the total rainfall for Monday is just over half an inch, according to the University of Mary Washington weather station.
Throughout the afternoon and evening, an additional inch is possible from the storm system that blew into the area this morning.
October had been completely dry until today. Normal rainfall to date is 0.67 inches, which should be more than made up by the storm system.
September was also dry. The area received 1.3 inches of rain compared with a normal 3.33 inches for that month.
Under average conditions, the area would have received 32.83 inches for 2013. However, only 27.50 inches has fallen on the region so far.
Check back for updated rain stats, word from a National Weather Service hydrologist about what a dry fall means for the region and a run-down of today’s storm.