Region sees months of rain in two days

Looks like the rain has finally stopped. But the high water will be running off for some time, and the records set in the past two days will last a long, long time.

The official total at BWI-Marshall Airport topped 6 inches for the 29th and 30th. Additional rain after midnight Friday will likely push the total to about 6.4 inches when the official number is tallied.

Thursday's BWI total of 6.03 inches obliterated the record for the date - 1.60 inches, set in 1920. It also established a new record for a single day in September, breaking the old mark of 5.97 inches, set nearly a century ago, in 1912.

The September total of 8.26 inches makes it the 8th wettest September on record for Baltimore.

1934:  12.41 inches 

1999:  11.50 inches

1876:  10.52 inches

1882:  9.38 inches

1912:  8.75 inches

1975:  8.62 inches

1966:  8.50 inches

2010:  8.26 inches

As impressive as that is, other locations around Baltimore, and especially in Southern Maryland recorded far more rain than that. Some spots took in a couple of months of normal rainfall in a couple of days. Here is a sampling of two-day totals, from the CoCoRaHS Network:

Hollywood, St. Mary's Co.:  11.79 inches

Leonardtown, St. Mary's Co.:  9.92 inches

White Marsh, Baltimore Co.:  9.50 inches

Deale, Anne Arundel Co.:  9.39 inches

Havre de Grace, Harford Co.:  8.43 inches

Severna Park, Anne Arundel Co.:  7.77 inches

Park Hall, St. Mary's Co.:  7.22 inches

Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co.:  6.93 inches

Frederick, Frederick Co.:  3.64 inches

Cumberland, Allegany Co.:  2.41 inches

Salisbury, Wicomico Co.:  2.21 inches

(SUN PHOTO: Frank Roylance)

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