Rainfall brings relief

May 27, 2001

More than an inch of rain fell on the Baltimore area yesterday, bringing relief after a drier-than-normal spring.

By late last night, 1.23 inches of rain had fallen at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, a record for the date, said John Margraf of the National Weather Service. The old record for May 26 was 0.96 inches in 1990.

The precipitation pushed total rainfall in May above last year's 2.95 inches.

With more showers and thunderstorms predicted today, Margraf said the city can probably expect to log more than 4.27 inches this month.

Normal precipitation for the year through May 25 is about 15.60 inches of rain at BWI. This year, 15.17 inches have fallen.

Scattered showers are expected today, Margraf said, but tomorrow should be drier, when the storm system is expected to move over New England.

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