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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 07/31/2012

2012: the year of the anti- D.C. split


Radar image around 3:45 p.m. (RadarScope)
In past years, some veteran weather watchers have noted a so-called, D.C. split phenomenon - when rain showers approaching the city suddenly part or evaporate, leaving the city high and dry.

But I’ve always argued there’s no scientific reason for rain systems to steer clear of the city and that, over time, instances of the split should be matched by instances when the city gets smacked.

Today’s one of those days. The radar snap shot above is a great example. And we’ve seen the District get hammered several other times this summer while parts of the suburbs are shut-out.

I continue to be a D.C. split skeptic....

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