Raindrops keep falling on our heads in D.C. area
On the first day of the new month, after weeks in which rain had been sparse, the skies blackened in the Washington area on Saturday and brought forth an atmospheric spectacle and torrential downpours.
In a single stormy hour, Washington got 0.65 inches of rain at Reagan National Airport, more than half of the total amount there for all of last month.
It was a “beautiful line of thunderstorms” that Brock Thompson said he saw rolling across the Chesapeake Bay. In an almost theatrical display, the storm produced “high winds, heavy rain and a few rainbows” afterward.
The Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards was delayed before it began. Water rose in the streets of Old Town Alexandria. Trees swayed, and a few fell. Thousands of Marylanders lost power for a time.
But there was not equality of precipitation. In south Reston, said Eric Carr, the storm did not produce. “We got about 30 drops of rain,” he said.
He said he learned that neighborhoods only a mile to the north “got pounded.”
His tomatoes, he said, “were jealous.”