Boy Was It Wet!

May 10th, 2012 at 7:42 am by under Weather

Yesterday the rain came as advertised.  Luckily it didn’t produce widespread flooding, but there were a lot of streets that were slow going due to  high water.  Here is our doppler estimated rainfall across the region:

Radar Estimated Rain Totals

 Weather Watchers had some high amounts.  Henry in Denbigh (Newport News) had 0.75″ of rain.  Donna in Blackwater (south Virginia Beach) had an impressive 2.2″.  Greg in Currituck NC had 2.4″.  Jan in Reedville had 0.8″, and Doris on the Lower Eastern Shore had 1″.  Pam just called me and reported 1.1″ in Gloucester.  So the amounts were impressive.  Here are some of the official reports from the National Weather Service.  Notice 2 stations have an R which represents a daily record that was broken:

Rain Reports From Yesterday

 Some areas like the Northern Neck and from Williamsburg to Richmond still need rain.  However Elizabeth City does not.  Here are the departures from the average annual rainfall so far this year:

Departure From Average Rainfall

 My weather watcher Greg in North Carolina said that he definitely doesn’t need any more rain for a while.  A lot of farmers just finished planting crops, and they don’t want the fields flooded out.  The good news is that we will get a chance to dry out today, and we will stay dry for a few days. 

High pressure is building into the region and will create a lot of sunshine today.  Winds will be breezy out of the northwest with gusts up to 25mph.  Other than that it will be a nice day with highs in the low/mid 70s. 

Today's Forecast Map

 Tonight the winds will slacken and skies will be mostly clear.  So low temperatures will drop to the low 50s with a few upper 40s inland.  It will be a decent cool down.  The high pressure area will give us nice weather for the next few days.  We will be mostly to partly sunny all the way through Monday.  Mother’s Day looks good with highs in the upper 70s and partly cloudy skies.  So that is my gift to all the mom’s out there.  Course now I have to figure out how to top that with a nice gift for my wife.  Hmmmm. 

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

4 Responses to “Boy Was It Wet!”

  1. Jim says:

    Jeremy: My station recorded 3.54″ of rain as of last midnight. .04″ since.

    http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KVAVIRGI10&month=5&day=9&year=2012

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Thanks for the report Jim. That’s a lot of rain. Jeremy

  2. bonnie says:

    Jeremy,
    Get her a locket with a picture of your children in it…..
    A nice dayat the spa to pamper her for all the hard work she has done…
    A bunch of flowers.
    Just speaking as a Mother and a wife, this is what i think she would love!

    Enjoy Mothers Day with your Family!

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hi Bonnie. Thanks for all of the suggestions. They are all good. I am definitely planning on making breakfast. After that I may take your advice. We’ll see. You take care and have a great weekend. Happy Mother’s Day! Jeremy

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