Today is the 17th day in a row that it has rained here in our section of the Mid-Atlantic. It hasn't rained all day, every day, but we've had precipitation at some point every single day for over two weeks. We're supposed to get a reprieve tomorrow (Friday, June 19), but then the wet weather returns for at least the next five days. In addition, it's been cool (I'm not complaining!). This is the year without a summer--so far. Now, watch, that comment jinxed it, and we'll have a drought and temperatures in the 90s every day!
Saturday evening (June 13) was the worst part of this wet period. Starting at 4 p.m and lasting until 8 p.m., we had very heavy rain. I was at a "picnic" at a friend's house, and we were all driven inside. By the time the rain stopped, we had received four inches of rain in four hours. Naturally, with the soil already saturated, nearly all of the stormwater drained into the creeks. The image above is the creek flowing through the natural area that I frequent. The image was made three days after the torrential flooding, but the stream is still high and muddy. Of course, it came out of its banks at low points.
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