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Storm quenched dry conditions across mid-Atlantic

U.S. Geological Survey

Areas throughout the mid-Atlantic that were abnormally dry a week ago are back to normal after several days of rain last week.

About 70 percent of Maryland, including all of Central Maryland except for Harford County, was facing what the U.S. Drought Monitor considered a short-term developing drought. The area of dryness stretched from Tidewater Virginia through Maryland and parts of the Delmarva peninsula up through Central Pennsylvania.

But all of it except for dryness in northern Pennsylvania is back to normal.

At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 34.65 inches of rain have fallen so far this year, slightly ahead of normal pace after falling behind by several inches in August and September.

Data from the U.S. Geological Survey and Maryland Department of the Environment on streamflow and other indicators have not been updated since August.

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