Weekend Washout Brings High Rain Totals - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Weekend Washout Brings High Rain Totals

This past weekend sure was a wet one across the peninsula. Some of the highest rain totals the area has seen in several months.

You'll have to go back to early December before finding the last time we saw that much rain. And back in December, that was a three day event, while this past storm was just two days. To get so much rain in a short period of time can cause flooding, which occurred in some areas this weekend, but most was minor.

Dover received the most rain from the system, tallying well over 2 inches. We also got reports from Cambridge of over 2 inches there as well. Salisbury measured about 1.15" of rain while Georgetown saw over 1.63" of rain. Some areas saw much less, like Ocean City with only half an inch in the rain bucket. 

Why so much rain? A cold front stalled across the region late on Friday and areas of low pressure were able to ride along that front. Those systems brought rain, heavy at times, to the same areas over and over again until the front finally pushed off the coast late Sunday.

Despite these high rainfall totals and the high amounts of snow received this March, the month ended up 1.85 inches below average in terms of precipitation and 2.2 degrees below average in terms of temperatures. So overall, you can say March was colder than average but also a bit drier than average.

But it's a new month now and we look to be heading into a warmer pattern. Let's hope it lasts!

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