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Significant Flooding Near D.C. and Baltimore, Turns Airport Parking Lot into a Pond

12 Aug 2014, 5:38 pm

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Photo Credit: Jonah Heinl/S&S Storm Chasing Team/Facebook

Flash flooding swamped parts of D.C. and Baltimore on Monday and WeatherNation’s Vipir radar indicates that as much as 6″ of rain fell in a short amount of time just to the east of Baltimore. Locally heavier amounts, over 8″, have been reported as well. A bit further south, along the northern arch of the Capital Beltway, as much as 3″ of rain near the town of Silver Spring.

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So much rain has fallen, in parts of the Baltimore Metro, that the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. has issued a seldom used “flash flood emergency” for northern Arundel County. Flash flood warnings are active until 8:15 p.m., Tuesday evening, for Arundel County.

(WATCHES AND WARNINGS)

The weather instrumentation at Baltimore Washington International Airport shows 6.26″ of rain, as of 6:15 p.m. EDT, on Tuesday. Photos out of the BWI area show people that left their vehicles parked in one oif the airport’s lots may come back to soggy seats.

Unfortunately more rain — up to an inch — is expected through the overnight hours. That additional rain will only act to exacerbate ongoing flooding. Residents north of the Beltway, up to Baltimore and points eastward should remain weather aware through the night.

Some of the images coming in on social media show flooded out roads, swamped airport parking lots and people doing things they shouldn’t, like driving through rushing water.

If you see water across a road, don’t drive through it. One foot of fast-moving water can push a car downstream.

Are you in the area? If it’s safe send us your flooding pictures on Twitter or Facebook.

Meteorologist Alan Raymond

Entrance to my neighborhood. Clearly I won't be going that way! #needanark #flooding

Harbor East / Fells point is flooding in a serious way #baltimore

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