Friday, September 9, 2011

Lee Drops Highest Rain Totals on Virginia

The remnant moisture of Tropical Storm Lee dumped torrential rainfall over nearly two dozen states over the past week. While other regions have seen greater problems due to flooded rivers, no other state experienced greater rainfall totals than Virginia. It's still raining up in Pennsylvania at the time of this post, so the order of these might change, but as it stands now, Colonial Beach received more rainfall than any other community. We'll fortunately have much drier weather this weekend into the first half of next week. -Zach

A week of heavy rain

The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee have kept frequent showers and storms in the area over the past few days. Some areas have received over 10" of rain just since Tuesday morning.

When you add this to the rain Irene brought the other weekend, area totals have exceeded 10" in many areas with a few isolated spots near 20" east of I-95.

Here is a map of total rainfall through Thursday morning: