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  1. The one I remember was 10/10/1979 with 2-3" in northern Calvert. The following winter was decent with 20.1 for DCA and 26.8 for IAD. Oh and Denver - their last three days were 101, 97 and 93. Can you even?
  2. So my nephew is in the Army and recently moved from Florida to Colorado Springs. His nice Dodge Charger got totaled by baseball sized hail a few weeks ago. Now he's getting treated to highs in the low 90s today with several inches of snow tomorrow and tomorrow night. Man that climate is nuts! Imagine being at a cookout in Denver this afternoon in the low 90s knowing that it will be snowing when you wake up tomorrow. Wow.
  3. I am trying to enjoy my hummingbirds as much as possible knowing they will be leaving in a few weeks.
  4. Got 0.9 to go with the 0.5 for Wednesday. Ready for the beautiful dry weekend. Speaking of bugs, I hate the way these new Asian Tiger mosquitoes bite all hours of the day. Also, anyone else notice how LOUD and relentless the annual cicadas have been this summer? It's hard to enjoy the deck with those things making my ears bleed.
  5. This one hurt. Even Germantown proper looks to have gotten it good based on Radarscope. The meat of the storm missed me by two miles.
  6. And it splits with the strong part going into Gaithersburg. Just a garden variety shower with a little lighting. This spot is so uncanny.
  7. That Leesburg cell is headed right for me...we'll see though.
  8. Nice thundershower yesterday evening with 0.5 and a little bit of lightning. No where near severe though. Hoping for more today - LWX bullish on northern/central MD.
  9. Saw this blurb in LWX's discussion: During the latter portions of next week, the window seems to be open for any TCs that develop to strike the Southeast Coast. Monitoring the tropics as we approach the climatological peak of the hurricane season.
  10. Only about 0.1 so far, but hoping those better returns just west can get here and stay a while.
  11. My mother still talks about Hazel. She remembers those big, round metal trashcans they had back then flying down the street in her Cheverly, MD neighborhood.
  12. Man that is NUTS! For comparison, I have 5.5 for the month and 9.0 since July 1. Look at Calvert on this map! Some less than 6" amounts in northern MD for the same period. Unreal.
  13. 0.6 yesterday and 0.35 for today. Sun coming out now. It may not have been a huge amount, but it was mostly a slow, soaking rain which was really needed. Before yesterday, I only had 0.5 since August 16.
  14. Another nice shower moving thru now. Lawn and gardens will be happy. It's been a long losing streak so this is really nice!
  15. Just got home from moving our younger kid in at University of Maryland and found 0.45 in the gauge from that thunderstorm that rolled thru here around 4:30. It looked good on Radarscope with some decent lightning. Wish I got home in time to see it!
  16. Nice solid line of rain/thunderstorms SE of here but yet we got 0.00 yet again. I've had multiple misses this week less than 2 miles away and now this. I am the new east coast NPZ.
  17. Missed one yesterday by a mile to the north, and this one today slipped by a mile to my south. This spot is truly uncanny.
  18. I thought I had a good thunderstorm heading SE right towards me out of Frederick...until it took a hard turn east at the last minute. Missed by a mile.
  19. Nice looking thunderstorm up there in Frederick. Any reports?
  20. Man, they're talking about the wind blowing windows out of buildings. I can't believe a tropical cyclone looks this fierce while hitting Hispaniola. That lightning!
  21. In Ocean City for the week. Raining pretty good at 70 degrees with winds gusting over 30 mph. The drops coming off the balcony above us and floating off in the wind look just like like flakes mixing in. Looking at better weather starting tomorrow. Very happy to see the around 1 inch amounts in upper Montgomery. We needed that. Also glad to see not-so-heavy amounts in hard-hit Calvert where the family is. What the Richmond area got would have been real bad for them.
  22. NOT what I want to hear. My Calvert family are nervously asking about this system. My niece in your neighborhood put sand bags about 12" high all along the back of her townhouse as a temporary measure until they address the drainage problem. Look at the insane difference in rain over the last 60 days between southern MD and my Germantown area!
  23. Thanks to @WeatherShak for posting that radar loop above. How else could rain miss me? How about a cell passing east-to-west a mile or two south? Yep. Yeah I have received a couple hundreds, but that's not gonna cut it for my parched, hardpan yard.
  24. Wow those are some awesome caterpillars! I had to look up Regal moth to see what they look like. I got a Luna moth to lay some eggs in a paper bag a few years ago, and read up on how to raise 'em. I released about 12 Luna moths that summer. I have two monarch chrysalises that will hatch next week while we are in Ocean City. So, they are going and will be launched from a 6th floor balcony to be beach butterflies.
  25. Well got about 0.2 which is pretty good rain for us.