Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rains Were Quite Epic At The Beach & Cape May

Last night's rains were confined mainly to the Shore below Ocean City and to the Delaware Beaches (and just inland). Those that got rain last night got an awful lot of it. Doppler estimates suggest as much as eight inches of rain fell on the western edges of Indian River Bay in Sussex County, Delaware last night.

Some of the rainfall totals from last night, according to the National Weather Service:


REHOBOTH BEACH        7.21   
HARBESON              6.83                     
BETHANY BEACH         6.39                    
JONES CROSSROADS      2.84                     
DELMAR                2.63                     



NNW CAPE MAY          5.05
WILDWOOD CREST        4.46        
FISHING CREEK         3.13       
GREEN CREEK           2.30       

Flooding was a major issue in Wildwood Crest, parts of North Cape May, back into Rehoboth. This was due to thunderstorms moving slowly along the Shore due to a low pressure system back in Virginia. These storms continued to nudge slowly along the coast through the night but were unable to move quickly as a high pressure center over New England blocked their progression.