Hampton Roads picks up over a foot of rain this week

Posted at 1:23 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 13:23:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Julia remained fairly stationary over the Mid-Atlantic coast much of the week.  A steady stream of moisture produced continual heavy rainfall across far southeastern Virginia.  While sections of the Richmond metro area accumulated a few inches of rain this week, Hampton Roads received over a foot of rain in some locations.

Here is a rainfall accumulation map from the National Weather Service in Wakefield.  It is a dual-polarization radar image, and it matches very well with observations taken across the area.  These totals are from Monday through Thursday morning.


Click here for specific rain totals by city.  Some of the higher totals include almost 18″ in Great Bridge, 15.6″ in Kempsville, and about 12″ in Norfolk.