This is the rainfall estimate from our Doppler9000 radar last night. South Philly and portions of southern New Jersey were inundated with heavy rain last night.
It was a somewhat unsettled weekend here in the DC Metro, with showers and thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday. Officially at Reagan National, we recorded 0.26" on Saturday, but just a trace of precipitation on Sunday. Our Doppler9000 radar estimates that some parts of the Metro picked up about an inch of rain yesterday in those thunderstorms that rolled through, mostly to the south of the Beltway. But just a little to the north of DC, some areas got pounded with rainfall last night.
Philadelphia recorded its all-time highest precipitation total in one day, with a staggering 8.02" of rain. This amount smashed the old record of 6.63", set on September 16th, 1999.
If, here in DC, we had gotten all the rain they had in Philly last night, it would be a very bad situation. That would bring our monthly total to 12.45"- 9.19" above the normal amount of rain at this point in the month. To make matters worse, since we already had one of the wettest Junes on record (4th-wettest, in fact), we would have been inundated with 22.45" of rain in just under a 2-month span; this is typically about as much precipitation as we get in 6 month's time!
Washington and Philadelphia are only about 140 miles apart, so I am considering us very lucky that the rainfall "bulls-eye" decided to trek to our neighbors to the north!