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Posted at 1:30 PM ET, 06/11/2009

Juicy June Primes Area for Flash Flooding

By Capital Weather Gang

* Severe T-Storm Watch til 8 PM | Flash Flood Watch til 4 AM Friday *
* Full Forecast | NatCast | San Francisco's Summertime Stratus *

With the seemingly daily barrage of storms, June rainfall totals at local reporting stations have already exceeded monthly normals. National Airport received 0.89" on Tuesday and 0.48" yesterday, bringing its monthly total to 3.96" -- well exceeding the the monthly average of 3.13" -- less than halfway into the month. Rainfall is now over 4" above average for the year.

Dulles Airport picked up 1.16" of rain yesterday, a new daily record, and already has 5.43" for the month. Its rainfall total for the year is 25.21", 7" ahead of pace.

By Capital Weather Gang  | June 11, 2009; 1:30 PM ET
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Looking at the radar, I see a nice bow shaped pattern of storms- except that the middle - the part heading for DC - is missing. Is that "real" or a quirk of the mountains? It would be nice to get some swimming/soccer/baseball in for once.

Posted by: MDScot | June 11, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Changed my ring tone to Who'll Stop The Rain. I thought it was appropriate.

Posted by: Havoc737 | June 11, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 11, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm I wonder when some of these storms will pop up? Any guesses?

Posted by: wecndo | June 11, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Nice hole in that line of storms on radar. If it holds, DC and northern suburbs could possibly be spared.

Would be a welcome break if it holds.

Posted by: ThinkSpring | June 11, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Who does your fact checking, George Will?
As posted last night, the ytd @ Dulles is 25.21"; the figure you quoted is the normal value.
It's a more minor error, but the National monthly total is actually 3.96".

Posted by: CapitalClimate | June 11, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse


Thanks for the heads-up. Error fixed.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | June 11, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I am going to say that the sever thunderstorm watch involved jumping the gun a little bit. We will see though.

Posted by: wecndo | June 11, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

The National total is still incorrect . . .

Posted by: CapitalClimate | June 11, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

1 0.00
2 0.00
3 1.50
4 0.52
5 0.57
6 T
7 0.00
8 0.00
9 0.89
10 0.48
Total 3.96

Posted by: CapitalClimate | June 11, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

However, doppler estimated rainfall ( suggests some places have seen upwards of 10" of rain in the past two weeks...

Posted by: Josh-CapitalWeatherGang | June 11, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

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