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2016 Precipitation Information

DISCLAIMER: All amounts shown here are preliminary and are subject to correction. Especially in the winter, amounts may be low due to unwinterized gauges. For official data, please consult the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

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January 2016

Precipitation in January was dominated by the 2016 Blizzard on January 22nd and 23rd. Much of the precipitation shown fell in the form of snow.

Estimated Areal Precipitation (Liquid & Liquid Equivalent)

Observed Values

STATE     LOCATION PRELIM
AMOUNT
VA RIXEYVILLE 6.1 N 6.48
MD GAITHERSBURG 2.5 SW 5.90
MD JACKSONVILLE 1.5 NE 5.59
MD CATONSVILLE 1.2 NW 5.46
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE 2 SSE 5.10
MD NORBECK 1.1 ESE 4.99
MD COLUMBIA 2.3 N 4.94
VA VIENNA 4.93
MD DAMASCUS 3 SSW 4.91
VA RIXEYVILLE 2.5 N 4.84
VA WINCHESTER 9.4 NW 4.82
MD MILLERS 4 NE 4.77
MD SYKESVILLE 1.7 SSE 4.76
MD EMMITSBURG 2 SE 4.73
MD LAUREL 2.7 E 4.72
VA HAYMARKET 5.5 N 4.65
VA FREE UNION 4.60
VA BERRYVILLE 0.9 NNW 4.60
VA OAK HILL 0.3 WSW 4.55
MD LONG GREEN 0.6 SW 4.55
VA WARRENTON 6.1 S 4.54
VA STERLING RCS 4.54
VA WINCHESTER 5.1 NE 4.51
MD GAITHERSBURG 2 WNW 4.51
VA FRONT ROYAL 4.48
VA MCLEAN 1.5 S 4.48
VA WASHINGTON DC DULLES AP         4.47
VA FALLS CHURCH 1.6 W 4.46
VA WAYNESBORO WTP 4.45
MD FORT WASHINGTON 1.6 WSW 4.44
MD POTOMAC 0.9 NNW 4.44
MD GERMANTOWN 4.6 NNE 4.44
MD SYKESVILLE 2.9 NW 4.40
WV FALLING WATERS 2.4 NW 4.39
MD CONOWINGO DAM 4.37
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE 2 W 4.35
WV SHENANDOAH JUNCTION 4.33
WV BAYARD 4.21
MD WHITE MARSH 2.3 ESE 4.21
MD PASADENA 2.6 ESE 4.17
MD NORRISVILLE 0.6 WSW 4.05
VA MANASSAS 5.3 SE 4.05
MD KINGSVILLE 1.2 E 4.03
VA ALEXANDRIA 5.6 SSW 4.01
MD JESSUP 3.0 W 4.01
MD CLARKSBURG 2.1 NE 3.97
MD TAKOMA PARK 0.6 NNW 3.95
VA NOKESVILLE 4.0 S 3.91
VA MIDDLETOWN 0.1 SE 3.88
VA FREDERICKSBURG 5.2 SSW 3.88
VA FRANCONIA 1.3 SSE 3.83
MD ODENTON 0.8 WSW 3.79
VA SHENANDOAH 1.4 N 3.74
MD MECHANICSVILLE 5 NE 3.73
MD SEVERN 2.0 W 3.70
MD NORTH LAUREL 1.5 ESE 3.70
MD BOWIE 0.5 E 3.69
MD HAMILTON 0.3 NE 3.69
VA MCLEAN 2.3 SE 3.65
MD FREDERICK 3.5 SSW 3.65
WV ROMNEY 1 SW 3.64
MD KINGSVILLE 2.5 NNE 3.64
MD HUNTINGTOWN 2.9 NNW 3.61
WV MARTINSBURG 4.3 E 3.56
MD BALTIMORE WASH INTL AP 3.50
VA WOODSTOCK 2 NE 3.49
MD BRANDYWINE 6.7 ESE 3.48
VA WINCHESTER 3.48
VA HARRISONBURG 0.8 NW 3.47
VA MCLEAN 2.4 SSE 3.47
MD CRESAPTOWN-BEL AIR 0.9 SSE 3.45
WV CHARLES TOWN 2.5 NE 3.44
VA WAYNESBORO 2.0 ENE 3.43
MD HYATTSVILLE 0.7 N 3.42
MD NATL ARBORETUM DC 3.39
VA FREDERICKSBURG SEWAGE 3.39
VA KESWICK 2.8 NE 3.38
WV MARTINSBURG 2 3.36
VA LURAY 5 E 3.33
WV SPRINGFIELD 3.5 SW 3.32
MD UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW 3.31
MD MD SCI CTR BALTIMORE 3.28
MD FROSTBURG 2 3.19
MD TOWSON 0.8 SW 3.16
WV RIG 0.4 NW 3.10
MD HAGERSTOWN 1.0 ENE 3.07
MD OXON HILL 3.06
VA MONTEREY 6.5 SSW 3.05
DC THE WHITE HOUSE 3.05
VA MUSTOE 1 SW 3.02
MD CUMBERLAND 2 3.02
WV KEYSER 2 SSW 3.00
WV MOOREFIELD 1 SSE 2.92
WV KEYSER 2.0 SSW 2.89
MD BELTSVILLE 2.84
VA PIEDMONT RSCH STN 2.81
VA STAUNTON WATER TRMTMT PLT 2.78
MD SUITLAND 2.1 SE 2.78
VA FREDERICKSBURG 7.6 ESE 2.75
MD PRINCE FREDERICK 1.4 W 2.74
VA WINCHESTER 7 SE 2.71
VA SOMERSET 2.70
VA WASHINGTON REAGAN AP 2.68
VA STRASBURG 3.7 N 2.54
VA MILLGAP 2 NNW 2.46
MD ABERDEEN PHILLIPS FLD 2.43
VA VIENNA 0.8 S 2.37
MD DEALE 0.9 SE 2.19
MD ANNAPOLIS NAF 1.99
WV PETERSBURG 1.90
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE AP 1.86
MD PATUXENT RIVER NAS 1.38

February 2016

The snow from the January blizzard melted, combined with a relatively wet weather pattern through much of the month.  Heavier rain events on the 4th, 15th, and 24th caused flooding.

Estimated Areal Precipitation (Liquid & Liquid Equivalent)

Observed Values

STATE     LOCATION PRELIM
AMOUNT
MD LONG GREEN 0.6 SW 6.24
MD NORRISVILLE 0.6 WSW 6.05
MD BALTIMORE WASH INTL AP 5.70
MD SEVERN 2.0 W 5.63
MD JACKSONVILLE 1.5 NE 5.35
MD MD SCI CTR BALTIMORE 5.32
MD HAVRE DE GRACE 4.0 WNW 5.30
MD TOWSON 0.8 SW 5.28
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE 2 W 5.24
VA MT WEATHER 5.16
VA FREE UNION 5.11
VA MUSTOE 1 SW 5.09
MD COLUMBIA 2.3 N 5.04
MD DEALE 1.8 ENE 5.01
MD LAUREL 2.7 E 4.97
VA AFTON 5.4 ESE 4.96
MD SMITHSBURG 4.95
MD HAGERSTOWN 1.0 ENE 4.92
MD MILLERS 4 NE 4.92
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE 2 SSE 4.88
MD CAMP SPRINGS 1.6 NNW 4.87
VA MONTICELLO 4.85
VA SOMERSET 4.83
MD SYKESVILLE 1.7 SSE 4.80
VA MCLEAN 2.3 SE 4.80
VA REMINGTON 4.0 ENE 4.78
MD GLENMONT 1 NNE 4.76
VA MONTEREY 6.5 SSW 4.72
VA VIENNA 0.8 S 4.72
VA MCLEAN 2.4 SSE 4.70
MD DAMASCUS 3 SSW 4.69
MD ELKRIDGE 1.8 W 4.66
VA MANASSAS 5.3 SE 4.61
VA RIXEYVILLE 2.5 N 4.59
VA WAYNESBORO WTP 4.58
MD NORTH LAUREL 1.5 ESE 4.58
MD GAITHERSBURG 2 WNW 4.57
MD MIDDLETOWN 1.8 NNE 4.52
MD KINGSVILLE 1.2 E 4.50
MD OXON HILL 4.49
VA VIENNA 1.3 W 4.49
VA MCLEAN 1.5 S 4.48
MD GAITHERSBURG 3.1 NE 4.47
VA FALLS CHURCH 1.6 W 4.45
VA MILLGAP 2 NNW 4.41
MD GAITHERSBURG 2.5 SW 4.41
MD MOUNT WASHINGTON 0.5 N 4.37
MD ST INIGOES WEBSTER NOLF 4.37
MD CLARKSBURG 2.1 NE 4.36
MD WILLIAMSPORT 2.8 ENE 4.35
MD SUITLAND 2.1 SE 4.34
MD JESSUP 3.0 W 4.33
WV MARTINSBURG 4.3 E 4.32
MD EMMITSBURG 2 SE 4.32
VA LEESBURG 1.7 E 4.31
MD COLUMBIA 1.0 E 4.31
MD OLNEY 1.4 ENE 4.27
MD TAKOMA PARK 0.6 NNW 4.27
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE AP 4.26
VA ROUND HILL 2.7 WSW 4.25
MD NORBECK 1.1 ESE 4.24
VA NOKESVILLE 4.0 S 4.16
VA SHENANDOAH 1.4 N 4.14
MD NATL ARBORETUM DC 4.13
VA VIENNA 4.11
MD FORT WASHINGTON 1.6 WSW 4.11
MD WHITE MARSH 2.3 ESE 4.10
VA HAYMARKET 5.5 N 4.09
MD BELTSVILLE 4.08
MD SYKESVILLE 2.9 NW 4.08
VA STERLING RCS 4.03
MD ROSSMOOR 1.3 ESE 4.01
VA OAK HILL 0.3 WSW 4.00
VA STAUNTON WATER TRMTMT PLT 3.94
VA FRANCONIA 1.3 SSE 3.90
MD PRINCE FREDERICK 1.4 W 3.88
WV SHENANDOAH JUNCTION 3.86
MD CONOWINGO DAM 3.86
MD PATUXENT RIVER NAS 3.85
VA HARRISONBURG 0.8 NW 3.83
MD PORT TOBACCO VILLAGE 1.0 S 3.82
MD DEALE 0.9 SE 3.82
VA WASHINGTON DC DULLES AP 3.79
VA WASHINGTON REAGAN AP 3.79
MD WALDORF 3.3 S 3.77
VA ALEXANDRIA 5.6 SSW 3.76
MD HUNTINGTOWN 2.9 NNW 3.74
WV FALLING WATERS 2.4 NW 3.73
DC THE WHITE HOUSE 3.70
MD HAGERSTOWN WASHINGTON CO AP 3.61
MD PASADENA 2.6 ESE 3.51
MD ANNAPOLIS NAF 3.43
VA STEPHENS CITY 2.2 E 3.34
WV CHARLES TOWN 2.5 NE 3.34
VA WOODSTOCK 2 NE 3.33
VA KESWICK 2.8 NE 3.28
VA WINCHESTER 3.25
VA FREDERICKSBURG 7.6 ESE 3.24
VA BERRYVILLE 0.9 NNW 3.23
WV BAYARD 3.16
VA MIDDLETOWN 0.1 SE 3.16
VA WINCHESTER 5.1 NE 3.13
VA FREDERICKSBURG 5.2 SSW 3.13
VA WINCHESTER 9.4 NW 3.04
MD UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW 3.03
VA FREDERICKSBURG SEWAGE 3.01
MD MECHANICSVILLE 5 NE 2.97
VA STRASBURG 3.7 N 2.94
WV MARTINSBURG E WV RGNL AP 2.73
WV MARTINSBURG 2 2.62
WV ROMNEY 1 SW 2.49
MD FROSTBURG 2 2.43
MD CUMBERLAND 2 2.37
MD CRESAPTOWN-BEL AIR 0.9 SSE 2.37
WV KEYSER 2.0 SSW 2.16
WV PETERSBURG 2.00
WV KEYSER 2 SSW 1.96
WV CACAPON SP 2 1.92
WV SPRINGFIELD 3.5 SW 1.85

March 2016

Weather began to turn dry in March, but the snowy and wet January & February kept conditions from becoming too significant.

Estimated Areal Precipitation (Liquid & Liquid Equivalent)

Observed Values

STATE LOCATION PRELIM
AMOUNT
WV BAYARD 2.93
MD FROSTBURG 2 2.61
WV KEYSER 2 SSW 2.55
MD SYKESVILLE 1.7 SSE 2.53
WV KEYSER 2.0 SSW 2.50
MD KINGSVILLE 1.2 E 2.41
MD BRIGHTON DAM 2.39
MD NORRISVILLE 0.6 WSW 2.36
MD CRESAPTOWN-BEL AIR 0.9 SSE 2.35
MD ELKRIDGE 1.8 W 2.35
WV FALLING WATERS 2.4 NW 2.35
VA SCOTTSVILLE 11.8 SW 2.34
MD NORTH LAUREL 1.5 ESE 2.30
MD CATONSVILLE 1.2 NW 2.29
MD JACKSONVILLE 1.5 NE 2.27
MD COLUMBIA 2.3 N 2.27
MD SYKESVILLE 2.9 NW 2.25
MD DAMASCUS 3 SSW 2.24
VA STEPHENS CITY 2.2 E 2.22
MD GERMANTOWN 4.6 NNE 2.19
MD MD SCI CTR BALTIMORE 2.18
MD SEVERN 2.0 W 2.17
MD LONG GREEN 0.6 SW 2.17
MD TOWSON 0.8 SW 2.15
MD WHITE MARSH 2.3 ESE 2.15
VA MUSTOE 1 SW 2.13
MD BALTIMORE WASH INTL AP 2.10
VA WINCHESTER 9.4 NW 2.10
WV MARTINSBURG 2 2.10
MD KINGSVILLE 2.5 NNE 2.08
MD MARRIOTTSVILLE 0.6 SE 2.08
MD NEW MARKET 2.6 NNW 2.06
VA ROUND HILL 2.7 WSW 2.01
MD LAUREL 2.7 E 2.00
MD MOUNT WASHINGTON 0.5 N 2.00
MD LAUREL 2.5 WNW 2.00
MD DICKERSON 6.6 SW 1.98
MD HAVRE DE GRACE 4.0 WNW 1.96
MD CLARKSBURG 2.1 NE 1.96
WV CACAPON SP 2 1.94
VA STAUNTON WATER TRMTMT PLT 1.94
MD ABERDEEN PHILLIPS FLD 1.94
MD THURMONT 0.8 SSE 1.94
MD CONOWINGO DAM 1.92
VA WINCHESTER 1.91
MD POTOMAC 0.9 NNW 1.90
MD SHARPSBURG 5 S 1.88
MD NEW MARKET 4.8 WSW 1.87
MD GAITHERSBURG 2 WNW 1.87
MD ODENTON 0.8 WSW 1.86
MD NORBECK 1.1 ESE 1.86
MD EMMITSBURG 2 SE 1.85
VA FRONT ROYAL 1.83
WV MARTINSBURG 4.3 E 1.82
MD HAGERSTOWN 1.0 ENE 1.81
WV SHENANDOAH JUNCTION 1.80
MD GLENMONT 1 NNE 1.77
DC THE WHITE HOUSE 1.76
WV MARTINSBURG E WV RGNL AP 1.75
MD MILLERS 4 NE 1.75
MD MIDDLETOWN 1.8 NNE 1.75
VA STRASBURG 3.7 N 1.74
VA LINCOLN 1.73
VA BERRYVILLE 0.9 NNW 1.72
WV SPRINGFIELD 3.5 SW 1.69
MD POOLESVILLE 0.4 SE 1.69
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE 2 W 1.68
VA RIXEYVILLE 6.1 N 1.67
VA PIEDMONT RSCH STN 1.67
MD ROSSMOOR 1.3 ESE 1.67
MD PASADENA 2.6 ESE 1.66
VA MT WEATHER 1.65
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE 2 SSE 1.63
MD BETHESDA 2.0 WNW 1.63
MD HAGERSTOWN WASHINGTON CO AP 1.62
VA WOODSTOCK 2 NE 1.61
VA WINCHESTER 5.1 NE 1.61
MD CUMBERLAND 2 1.60
VA MONTICELLO 1.58
MD BELTSVILLE 1.58
VA KESWICK 2.8 NE 1.56
MD TAKOMA PARK 0.6 NNW 1.54
VA OAK HILL 0.3 WSW 1.53
VA GAINESVILLE 1.6 SE 1.52
VA VIENNA 1.3 W 1.51
VA CHARLOTTESVILLE AP 1.49
VA RIXEYVILLE 2.5 N 1.47
VA STERLING RCS 1.47
VA HAYMARKET 5.5 N 1.46
VA WASHINGTON DC DULLES AP 1.45
VA MILLGAP 2 NNW 1.44
VA MCLEAN 2.4 SSE 1.43
MD DALECARLIA RSVR 1.42
MD FREDERICK 3.5 SSW 1.41
MD BOWIE 2.4 NNE 1.41
VA FREE UNION 1.39
MD TANEYTOWN 3.7 NE 1.39
MD NATL ARBORETUM DC 1.39
VA WAYNESBORO 5.2 NNE 1.38
VA MCLEAN 1.5 S 1.37
WV ROMNEY 1 SW 1.33
MD CAMP SPRINGS 1.6 NNW 1.31
MD ST INIGOES WEBSTER NOLF 1.29
MD MECHANICSVILLE 5 NE 1.29
VA HARRISONBURG 0.8 NW 1.28
VA FALLS CHURCH 1.6 W 1.28
VA SOMERSET 1.27
VA WARRENTON 6.1 S 1.25
MD ANNAPOLIS NAF 1.23
MD BOWIE 0.5 E 1.23
VA WAYNESBORO WTP 1.21
MD DEALE 1.8 ENE 1.21
VA FRANCONIA 1.3 SSE 1.21
MD HUNTINGTOWN 2.9 NNW 1.20
VA REMINGTON 4.0 ENE 1.19
WV RIG 0.4 NW 1.17
MD PORT TOBACCO VILLAGE 1.0 S 1.17
VA WASHINGTON REAGAN AP 1.16
MD SUITLAND 2.1 SE 1.16
VA DALE ENTERPRISE 1.13
VA ALEXANDRIA 5.6 SSW 1.13
MD OXON HILL 1.09
MD FORT WASHINGTON 1.6 WSW 1.09
VA WOODBRIDGE 5.9 NW 1.07
VA LURAY 5 E 1.04
VA FREDERICKSBURG 7.6 ESE 1.03
VA VIENNA 1.01
VA FREDERICKSBURG 5.2 SSW 0.91
MD BIRDSVILLE 0.2 WSW 0.87
VA MANASSAS 5.3 SE 0.86
VA FREDERICKSBURG SEWAGE 0.84
VA SHENANDOAH 1.4 N 0.78
MD UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW 0.78
MD WALDORF 3.3 S 0.72