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A month's worth of rain fell in the DMV in less than two hours Monday

Three to six inches of rain fell Monday morning, washing away roads and bringing down trees

WASHINGTON — July's average rainfall fell in less than two hours Monday morning. We received nearly 10 percent of our yearly average precipitation in less than two hours. It is not possible for a winter atmosphere to hold the amount of moisture that today's atmosphere held, but for perspective sake, our morning rainfall would have been three and half feet of snow.

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Last May, Ellicott City received six to nine inches of rain over a six hour period. And in some ways, our Monday deluge was just as impressive. Ellicott City's topography makes flooding more frequent and dangerous.

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Here is a closer look at some specific rainfall totals. The heaviest axis of rain moved southeast along the Potomac River early Monday morning reaching Southern Maryland by late Monday morning.

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Rainfall amounts from Frederick to Potomac and McLean were in the four to six inch range.

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Even Southern Maryland received two to four inches plus between 11 a.m. and noon Monday. 

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