Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Deluge, but Phils should play

Close to a half-inch of rain fell between 9 and 10, but break is coming.

Deluge, but Phils should play

During the first 30 days of March, officially 0.52 inches of rain was measured officially at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Already, Philly has picked up more rain this morning than it did in those 30 dry days, including 0.43 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Pottstown weighed in with 0.48 for the hour.

To use a standard measure of comparison, that would be the equivalent about 5 inches of snow falling in an hour. That's been known to happen, but not in May.

The rain looks to back off for several hours once this line ripples through, and right now it appears that it will stay dry in South Philly for the Phillies-Astros game this afternoon.

As the National Weather Service noted in the morning discussion, the air will remain juicy, but no little disturbances are evident that would set off showers.

It's even possible that the sun will come out this afternoon, but if you're heading to the ballpark, take the poncho.

 

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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Everyone talks about the weather, and here we write about it.

When we’re around and conditions warrant, we’ll keep you updated about what’s coming, but we will do our best always to discuss weather and climate developments in context and remind you that nothing in the atmosphere happens in a vacuum.

Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

Reach Tony at twood@phillynews.com.

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