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Hampton Roads picks up over a foot of rain this week

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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.

rain-map

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.