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Posted at 2:15 PM ET, 09/27/2008

Storm Rainfall Totals Mounting

By Jason Samenow

Since Thursday, periods of showers and a few thunderstorms, have produced some needed rainfall across the region.

Here are some of the totals since Thursday:

Reagan National Airport: 1.35"
Dulles Airport: 0.95"
Baltimore Washington International Airport: 1.82" (1.24" today)

These totals don't reflect some of the localized heavier amounts that resulted from thunderstorms last night. According to Doug Hill's Weather Blog, quite a few locations in both the Maryland and Virginia suburbs recorded 1.5-2 inches of rain in just six hours from the tropical downpours.

Some additional rain showers are possible through tomorrow afternoon with about 0.25" possible on average, but with locally higher amounts.

How much rain has fallen in your backyard?

See our full forecast for the outlook into the early next week.

By Jason Samenow  | September 27, 2008; 2:15 PM ET
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doesn't look like much on the radar, but the falls church-mclean corridor has been getting hosed the past hour or so

Posted by: Peter L | September 27, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

The humidity out there is oppressive, and the silence (save for the crickets) is almost deafening. No birds out, no breeze, not even the sound of cars.

Posted by: Havoc | September 27, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

The Kingstowne, VA weather station reports a storm total of 2.54".

Posted by: Brian in Alex | September 27, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

So Kyle and the low that has been giving us all of this rain look to be right up next to each other. How will the two interact with each other?

Posted by: Laura in NWDC | September 27, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

We've been getting "sun showers" all afternoon here.

Posted by: Sterling | September 27, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

It really is starting to add up. Another heavy shower just moved through here. Have received 1.49" since this started.

Posted by: steve takoma park md | September 27, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

It has been some nice rain, but for those of us in Central Fairfax County where we got 7"-8" of rain from Hannah, I wouldn't necessarily have called it "needed" rainfall. I think we are 10" above normal for the year so far, thanks to the abundant spring rains.

Posted by: xtr657 | September 27, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

By looking at the radar, it appears we're about to get hammered.

Posted by: David A. in Stafford | September 27, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I live in Eastern Balitomre county and we have been getting steady tropical downpours since yesterday evening. I guess you can call it training rain storms.

Posted by: Carolina Mike | September 27, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

This sinus headache WILL NOT GO AWAY and I think it's the weather's fault. I'm glad I'm flying away for a few days tomorrow. Provided my head doesn't explode on the way up.

Posted by: Laura in NWDC | September 27, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

According to Weatherbug, we've gotten a whopping .07" of rain today. WOO.

On another rainy note:

Kyle is now a hurricane with 75 MPH winds.

A HURRICANE WATCH is in effect from Stonington Maine to Eastport, Maine - as well as the SW coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is in effect from Port Clyde, ME to Eastport, ME - as well as the SW coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH is in effect from Cape Elizabeth to south of Port Clyde, ME...including Portland - as well as the rest of the Nova Scotian coast and SW New Brunswick, Canada.

They said that this is the first time in 17 years that Maine has been under a tropical weather advisory of any kind. That's a long time! Wonder if the storm hit them the day I was born? I smell a research project!

*2 minutes elapse*

Just looked it up - nope, but close! Hurricane Bob hit Maine in 1991, about a month after I was born. Shucks. But I was born during a major heat wave. Maybe that explains the weather obsession?

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | September 27, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

CWG, are we looking at better Sunday weather than today's weather?

Posted by: David A. in Stafford | September 27, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

West Springfield (Accotink Lake/Mixing Bowl): Storm total -so far = 1.26"

Posted by: Bikerjohn | September 27, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

I’ve been hearing speculation that the coastal low that is right now dumping rain on the region should have been a named tropical system (or subtropical). Any thoughts? Maybe CWG could do a post on this.

Posted by: Sterling | September 27, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Alabama has spanked Georgia tonight ----in good weather to keep on topic.

Posted by: Greg | September 27, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

David-- Sunday is going to pretty much like today. Humid with scattered showers. Whether it's better or worse than yesterday will just depend on where you are in relation to randomly popping up showers.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | September 27, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Sterling: One of our writers may weigh in on tropical vs subtropical vs non-tropical debate. Here are a couple opinions from other blogs: Justin Weather Talk and AccuWeather Weather Matrix blog

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | September 27, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

2.2" in NW Spotsy. Hokies beat Huskers & Uva gets trouced by Duke, all is right with the world.

Posted by: VaTechBob. | September 28, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

I haven't got a rainfall total, as I had the misfortune to be driving through it, but Mt. Airy (Md) area got a thunderstorm and major downpour between 10 and 11 tonight. It was raining harder than the fastest wiper speed could deal with, big enough drops so they looked like hail (but weren't), and between the rain and some wind, starting to bring down dead trees across the road.

Posted by: RobinD | September 28, 2008 1:05 AM | Report abuse

It seems almost humorous that northern Maine would be pegged for a hurricane watch, but these storms aren't really things to joke about. I hope that everyone in the path of the storm relocates to safer ground.

Posted by: mcleaNed | September 28, 2008 3:49 AM | Report abuse

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