Multiple lines of showers and storms deluged the D.C. and Baltimore areas Saturday, establishing new daily rainfall records for June 27 and pushing June rainfall totals near and above record levels. The downpours also led to flooding in the region.
Reagan National Airport, D.C.’s observing station, logged 2.75″, passing the previous record for the date of 2.59″ from 1881. Its June rainfall tally is up to 11.93″, the second highest on record since 1871. The only wetter June in D.C. occurred in 2006 when 14.02″ fell.
BWI Airport, Baltimore’s observing station, received 3.11″, besting the previous June 27 record of 2.04″ from 1883. It has received an astonishing 13.09″ this month, the most on record.
Dulles picked up 1.47″, tying the daily record set in 2006.
The White House rain gauge checked in with 2.32″.
Throughout the region, rainfall totals were generally in the 1-4″ range, with the heaviest totals generally right along the I-95 corridor, particularly around Baltimore. A secondary area of extremely heavy rain fell in northwest Montgomery County.
The series of downpours led to flash flooding as many streams overflowed their banks.
Here are some images of the flooding around the region: