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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 10/ 7/2010

Deluges dent dryness & drought

By Jason Samenow

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The U.S. Drought Monitor for Sept. 28 and Oct 5 in Md., D.C., and Va.

What a difference a week makes. Barely more than a week ago, the 2010 rainfall deficit in Washington, D.C. (as recorded at Reagan National Airport) was nearly 7.5". That deficit has since been reduced to just about 2.5". Here are the daily rainfall totals since September 29:

9/29: 0.35", 9/30: 4.66", 10/1: 0.03", 10/2: 0", 10/3: 0.40",10/4: 0.38", 10/5: 0"

The torrents have eradicated abnormally dry conditions in the immediate metro region and carved into the drought in central and western Virginia as well as western Maryland.

Refer to the image above from the U.S. Drought Monitor, as pictures speak louder than words in illustrating the improving hydrological situation.

By Jason Samenow  | October 7, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
Categories:  Droughts, Local Climate  
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Thank you mother nature for finally having pity on us poor weary gardeners.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | October 7, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Wow, great news!

Posted by: Ann-CapitalWeatherGang | October 7, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Jason!

Posted by: jaybird926 | October 7, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

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