The 13.21 inches of rain measured officially in Islip, N.Y., today was a record for an Aug. 13.
Yet, as Dave Domek, a meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. pointed out, the total at Montauk, Long Island, was a mere 0.15.
The drive from Islip to Montauk is about the same as the distance from Philly to Atlantic City.
Around here, the contrasts weren’t quite as extreme, but still substantial. Atlantic City had a daily record 4.41 inches, according to the National Weather Service, on Tuesday.