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Posted at 5:25 PM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Rain to Exit Stage Right; Winds Hang On

By Dan Stillman

Numerous road closures, power outages

*Tropical Storm Warning near and east of I-95.*
*Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in D.C., Montgomery, and Loudoun Counties until 9 p.m.*

Hanna Live Updates Blog (up to the minute) | Track Hanna | Satellite image | Dominion Power Outages | Pepco Power Outages | BGE Power Outages | Rainfall reports from NWS | Doppler Estimated Rainfall

5:25 p.m.: Accumulating rainfall has now come to an end, with only a few spotty showers lingering this evening. Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect for several counties (shown on map below, linked to above) and winds continue to be gusty. Be careful driving as conditions improve this evening.

From earlier: The rain will finally come to an end from west to east across the area between now and 7 p.m. or so. You can watch it scurry away on the radar below.

Numerous roads are closed due to flooding. Areas west of I-95 have gotten the most rain, and that's where the most flooding problems have been. Conditions should improve quickly during the early evening, but until then be careful. Don't even think about crossing a flooded road.

Monitor Hanna's rains using our severe weather tracking station. Keep reading below for more storm details. Report conditions where you live in the comment area below.

Severe Weather Tracking Station
Warning Text: DC | MD | VA
Radar: Latest mid-Atlantic radar loop from the National Weather Service. Click on image to expand, or here to zoom. Refresh page to update. What's UTC?
LWX Warnings
Warnings: Severe warnings from the National Weather Service. Updates without refresh (most browsers). Click label in legend for detailed warning text.

Peak wind gusts today were mostly in the 40-50 mph range in the metro area, including 54 mph in Annapolis. Enough to bring some trees down and cause a good number of power outages -- at last check nearly 20,000 in Northern Va. and about 38,000 in D.C. and Maryland. Winds are currently sustained at 20-30 mph with higher gusts -- that's higher than earlier in the afternoon. It may be several hours until winds subside, so watch out for more trees coming down during the late afternoon and evening.

The western and southwestern suburbs have picked up the most rain. Precipitation totals range mostly from 2-5" in D.C. and Maryland, to 4-8" in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties.

Keep reading for some preliminary rain totals reported by the National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY RAIN TOTALS (inches)

MARYLAND

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
BALTO/WASH INTL 1.61 300 PM

....FREDERICK COUNTY...
NEW MARKET 3.21 300 PM

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
ROCKVILLE 3.63 215 PM

...PRINCE GEORGE`S COUNTY...
OXON HILL 2.56 230 PM

VIRGINIA

...ALBEMARLE COUNTY...
CHARLOTTESVILLE 2.24 300 PM

...ARLINGTON COUNTY...
REAGAN NATIONAL 3.62 300 PM
...CITY OF ALEXANDRIA...
ALEXANDRIA 6.35 253 PM

...FAIRFAX COUNTY...
OAKTON 7.83 303 PM
ANNANDALE 7.04 300 PM
FAIRFAX 5.90 225 PM
ANNANDALE 5.89 300 PM
RAVENSWORTH 5.50 300 PM
WASH DC/DULLES 4.66 300 PM

...FAUQUIER COUNTY...
MIDLAND 3.75 215 PM

...LOUDOUN COUNTY...
STERLING 5.50 155 PM

...PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY...
WOODBRIDGE 8.34 300 PM
HAYMARKET 3.05 230 PM

By Dan Stillman  | September 6, 2008; 5:25 PM ET
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Comments

Our rain totals were somewhere between 4.5-5 inches.

Our power just came back on which is good since my basement sump pump has been kicking on every two minutes.

Posted by: David A. in Stafford | September 6, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

It's getting brighter here now. Just went for a walk--quite nice with the wind and fast-moving clouds. 3.32" total today and Friday...

Posted by: steve takoma park md | September 6, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

It's getting brighter here now. Just went for a walk--quite nice with the wind and fast-moving clouds. 3.32" total today and Friday...

Posted by: steve takoma park md | September 6, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Odd-it WAS brighter here, but it just got dark again....

Posted by: Jed in Bethesda | September 6, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

5.3" total just south of Rockville. Rain & drizzle ending.

Posted by: Rob-Potomac | September 6, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Jed - I noticed the same thing. No significant rain on the radar so WTF?

Posted by: Dave | September 6, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I second CapHill in gratitude to all who provide this community for us. Do storms like this mess up teleconnections, like the North Atlantic Oscillation? What does the fact that it's 41 w/showers in Godthab Greenland, or 46 and cloudy in Angmagssalik mean to us? Warmer and drier than normal in Greenland should mean colder and wetter here, as I understand it. Same for low pressure in Tahiti meaning high pressure in Perth.

Posted by: flynnie | September 6, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

5+" on the Hill but little wind and no loss of power

Posted by: Capitol Hill | September 6, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

5+" on the Hill but little wind and no loss of power

Posted by: Capitol Hill | September 6, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

8.96" at 5PM on our electronic gauge, 1 mi SW of Dunn Loring, on the Accotink Creek side of the ridgeline. This seems consistent with the NWS radar which suggested that the area along Gallows Rd got some of the highest amounts locally.

Posted by: WW | September 6, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

9.25" storm total in a previously empty bucket, here in town of Herndon.

Posted by: RobinD | September 6, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

As of 5:30pm, 7.11 inches of rain in Fair Oaks area of Fairfax.

Posted by: cm | September 6, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

All quiet on the western front. Pressure + temp rising consistently.

Posted by: mcleaNed | September 6, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Something doesn't square out right...

Above the NWS reports 3.62 inches of rain at national and 6.35 inches of rain in the city of Alexandria.

Those two locations are 5 miles apart down the GW parkway. Does a 3 inch difference make sense?

I live in south Arlington and did errands today. It looks like some others got nailed but this was a rainy Saturday here and nothing more.

3.62 300 PM
...CITY OF ALEXANDRIA...
ALEXANDRIA 6.35 2

Posted by: Jack | September 6, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

West Springfield (Accotink Lk/Mixing Bowl): Storm Total (last 24+ hours)= 7.27"

Wow, what a shot-o-water!

Posted by: Bikerjohn | September 6, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

2.04" of rain here in Arnold. Ike has strengthened into a cat 4 storm with winds at 135mph. It is forecast to be a strong cat 4 storm when it makes landfall on Cuba.

Posted by: arnoldkh | September 6, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Between 8 and 9" of rain in Lake Ridge..

Posted by: Zibiwther | September 6, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Huge tree just fell in the woods behind my house here in Rockville. Not very much wind but I guess it's enough to cause some weakening to trees.

Posted by: Havoc | September 6, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Final: 1.72 inches in Bowie.

Posted by: jtf | September 6, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

1.05 total here in the Central Valley. Some stations 20 miles to my west only received .20"

Posted by: Augusta Jim | September 6, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

A new, wrap-up post is up. See our main blog page.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | September 6, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

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