Thursday, August 27, 2015

Flood oddity: Shore spared

The heaviest rains fell west of the Delaware.

Flood oddity: Shore spared

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To the west and north of Philadelphia, rain amounts came in even higher than the scary forecasts, but rain was not much of an issue at the Shore.

Rain totals generally were under 2 inches near the coast, said Valerie Meola at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, and only about an inch was measured in the last 24 hours in Atlantic City.

The reason: The complex storm system that exploited the leftovers of Tropical Storm Nicole took a slightly more westerly track than anticipated.

The highest total reported so far in the region was 10.55 inches at Graterford. Elsewhere, Chadds Ford weighed in with just over 9, and, officially, 5.3 was measured at Philadelphia International Airport.

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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