Monday, October 5, 2015

How Much Rain in Central Maryland Over The Last 6 Days?

3 inches of Rainfall Sept.29-30
While South Carolina is suffering from extreme rainfall, here in central Maryland we received quite a bit as well over 5 days last week. Unfortunately for parts of South Carolina, some towns recorded up to 24" of rain. Here in the Washington, DC area we received over a fifth of that, and still, that's more than a month's worth of rainfall. 
   Rains deluged the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. when cold front stalled over the region and areas of low pressure developed and moved along the front. (Meanwhile another low is off the coast of the Carolina's and generating more rains there. Here in the Mid-Atlantic, high pressure moved into the region and the sun has finally returned.

2 1/2 inches of Rainfall Oct. 1-3
    So, from Tuesday Sept. 29 through Saturday  Oct. 3, the just east of Washington, DC, (like College Park and Bowie, Maryland) 5.5" of rain fell.  4. 3" of rain fell on Sept. 29-30 and 2 1/2" fell from Oct.1-3.
Here's a couple of photos from our rain gauges on Sept. 30 and then again on Oct. 4. 
To Learn about HOW South Carolina Got Record Rainfall, check out this great article written by Dr. Jeff Halverson, UMBC, whom I am proud to say I work with.

The meteorology behind South Carolina’s catastrophic, 1,000-year rainfall event 

The rains are tapering off in South Carolina after a disastrous weekend that brought over two feet of rain and catastrophic flooding. Dams have been breached, rivers are at record flood stage, homes and cars are filled with water and multiple people have been reported dead in the disaster. STORY: 

Water vapor satellite image on Sunday, showing the non-tropical low pressure vortex and Hurricane Joaquin well-offshore. (NASA, modified by CWG)



Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next