Saturday, December 27, 2014

Andrea: Record rains for Philly

Over 2 inches was measured officially, a record for June 7.

Andrea: Record rains for Philly

As adverstised, Andrea came north loaded with juice from the tropics.

As of 5:30, officially 2.2 inches of rain had been measured at Philadelphia International Airport, over-topping the record for the date -- 1.79 -- set back in 1904.

That's the heftiest total in Philadelphia since Oct. 29. Yes, that's the date that Sandy made landfall.

No more than 2.5 inches of rain has fallen for any entire month since January, and that's one reason why the region hasn't seen any widespread major flooding -- at least not yet.

A generic flood warning remains in effect for Philadelphia and the neighboring Pennyslvania counties until 7:45 p.m., and some area have reported up to 4 inches of rain, and flood watch is posted.

In its 5 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said that Andrea had lost its tropical identiy and had become a post-tropical mutant.

But the rains are expected to continue tonight with the storm's center passing through southern Delaware this evening.

The rains should shut off tomorrow, although a chance of showers remains in the forecast.

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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