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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The TMPA rainfall map for Md., Del., and parts of N.C., Va., W.V., Pa., N.J., and N.Y. shows Irene's rainfall along the U.S. East Coast. A ground measurement in Elkridge, Md. south of Baltimore received about 5.25 in. (133 mm) of rain. The TMPA showed Elkridge received between 120-140mm of rain – the same range as measured on the ground. Nearby BWI airport recorded 4.69 in. (119mm) so TMPA provided an accurate estimate of Irene's rainfall in Md.
Credit: Credit: NASA, Dr. James Acker
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