Monday, May 21, 2012

Where Rains Have Fallen Today

Parts of the region have been damp and dreary today -- while others saw some glimpses of sunshine earlier on. It's not been an ideal day -- highs only reached 70 degrees in Philadelphia this afternoon -- but it hasn't been entirely rotten either west and south of the city (save for some showers in Central Pennsylvania). The exception to this, however, has been over the Jersey coastline from about Toms River on north into the New York Metro.

Doppler radar estimates of between one and one and a half inches of rain have fallen since yesterday, with lesser amounts quickly tapering off over much of the rest of the Garden State.  By the time one reaches Philadelphia, rainfall amounts for the duration of this event (yesterday and today) end up at less than two tenths of an inch.  That said, the moisture rich flow off of the Atlantic Ocean has made for a damp and raw May day around the region.

Rainfall amounts today account locally for rains that moved through in the early morning hours and are through 6 PM.  Philadelphia's rainfall totals are pretty light compared to what's fallen across New York and North Jersey but we have picked up more than Reading (0.01") or Pottstown (0.03") so far.  Additional chances of rain will be around for the next few days as a morass of instability lingers over the East Coast.