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Washington Area Hits Mark for Rainiest Stretch Ever

by Karen Goff — May 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

Rain/Credit: Bahmad Farzad via FlickrIt’s not your imagination. It has been raining for nearly two weeks — and that is a new record.

Northern Virginia residents who have been looking for spring sunshine instead have gotten record sogginess since late April.

The Capital Weather Gang confirms that May 8 tied the record for consecutive days with rain here at 12. And it is raining again today, so that makes 13 and a record-breaker.

The previous records were 10 straight says, set in July of 1938 and August of 1873, the CWG says.

We may even see 14 or or more straight days as there is still rain in the forecast for much of this week.

See lots of stats and charts on the CWG. And stay dry out there.

  • Why do you bother?

    And it’s going to rain all this week, too.

    Quack!

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