A strong line of summer storms swept throught the metro region Thursday night, dumping 0.5-2” of rain from the south side of the beltway through Howard county. Lesser amounts fell south of the beltway while some areas around Baltimore received 3-4” (thanks to an additional storm earlier in the evening).
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued, but no reports of wind damage or large hail were logged by NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center.
The hallmark of these storms were frequent lightning and the torrential rain rather than wind (maximum gusts were in the 40-50 mph range - below severe limits, 58 mph or more).
Officially, Reagan National Airport received 0.42”, Dulles 1.02” and BWI airport 0.86” Thursday.
The highest totals were observed in Baltimore city and Baltimore county. The Inner Harbor recorded 3.3” of rain, downtown Baltimore 3.27” and Parkville, in Baltimore county, 4.3”.
Watch this dramatic video of flooding near Fells Point. Note: it’s a VERY bad idea to drive through flood waters like this:
Here are some other impressive totals, all from Maryland:
New Market: 3.15”
Glen Dale: 2.16”
See below for some interesting radar images and photos from the storms of the last two nights. Allow a few seconds to load...