Thursday, March 5, 2015

Downpours slosh into Jersey

An inch or more already in some places, as August takes a wet turn.

Downpours slosh into Jersey

Fitful downpours that rippled along a corridor from central Delaware to Allentown, were heading into South Jersey. Here's the radar image.

Between 9 and 10, an inch or more of rain cascaded upon parts of New Castle, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks Counties.

The rain should lighten up west to east, but the atmosphere is full of juice is anxious to wring out, and expect more showers this afternoon and tonight.

By the time it all ends tomorrow, widespread 1- to 2-inch totals are likely.

Given that the new rains could push the official August total above 2.5 inches in Philadelphia, and given that it's only the 10th, we might be witnessing the end of an impressive streak.

In each of the first seven months of 2012, precipitation has finished below normal.

As mentioned, we still have a long way to go to catch August 2011, when 19.35 inches was measured for the month.

That's substantially more than all the rain that has fallen since Jan. 1, 2012.


Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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