Forget Isaac for a moment. Nearly two thousand miles north a storm with no name is causing problems in the Mid Atlantic. This time last year there was an evacuation for Irene. Now it is a small storm circulating through Virginia that has created problems. It tapped into tropical moisture off of the Atlantic Ocean and dumped a lot of rain on the Delmarva. Just watch the long range radar loop in the video clip on the left.
According to Doppler Radar Rainfall Estimates, parts of Virginia and Maryland received 6-8 inches of rain today. Many more areas picked up a more tolerable 2-4 inches, which may or may not be too late in the growing season for the farmers.
The photos from Ocean City look amazing and scary at the same time. A special thanks to my friend Tanya Hutchens, who captured the view that many likely did not want to see on the weekend before the Labor Day. Holiday.
A Flood Advisory was posted for some the Delmarva counties from southern Delaware southward through Virginia into Saturday evening.
That little storm will continue to sit and spin over central VA through Monday. Some computer models see a regeneration of something similar off of the Chesapeake Bay Sunday and Monday. I will follow up with a look at the forecast next.
Coverage of Isaac can be found on my Hurricane and Tropical Storm Page