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Rainfall totals from Wednesday and Wednesday night

Doppler estimated rainfall totals for the storm from Wednesday and Wednesday night. (NOAA)

Amounts in the metro region were fairly uniform although slightly higher on the west side of the beltway and a bit lower on the east side.

Here are some more totals from the District, Virginia and Maryland courtesy Cocorahs and CWG readers:


NW DC: 1.64” (this report seems high)


Alexandria: 0.97” (Geoff Chester, Capital Weather Watcher)
Alexandria (west): 1.1” (esch)
Falls Church (west): 1.35” (brockman713)
Fredericksburg: 1.24”
Gainesville: 1.03”
Herndon: 0.93”
Vienna: 1.16” and 1.18”
McLean: 1.31” and 1.51”
Leesburg: 1.05”
Lorton: 1.44”
Remington: 1.03”
Round Hill: 1.08”
Sterling: 0.95”
Warrenton: 1.14” and 1.17”
Woodbridge: 1.66”

Satellite image of rainstorm that brought heavy rain to the mid-Atlantic, from Wednesday. (NOAA)

Chesapeake Beach: 0.9”
Colesville: 1.15”
Columbia: 0.94” and 0.86”
Ellicott City: 0.68”
Frederick: 0.9”
Kensington: 2” (Joel Gallun, via Facebook)
La Plata: 0.76”
Laurel: 1.14”
North Laurel: 1.25”
Olney: 1.35”
Pasadena: 1.05” and 0.94”
Poolesville: 1.09” (Jack Toomey, Capital Weather Watcher)
Takoma Park: 1.12”
Thurmont: 1.28”
Waldorf: 0.71”

On average, about 1” of rain (or melted precipitation) has fallen in the region as of this date in January - so 2012 is running very close to normal thus far...

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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