Flood warning along Brandywine, as rains crest daily record

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A flood warning has been hoisted for the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek in Chester County as from 1.5 to nearly 2.5 inches of rain has fallen so far.


In addition the National Weather Service has posted a flood “advisory” for much of the region for minor floding.

A flood watch remains in effect for the entire region intothe early morning hours.





The weather service is calling for minor flooding in low-lying and poorly draining areas, with more rain expected, although the heaviest evidently is over.

Through 11 p.m., 1.63 inches had been measured at Philadelphia International Airport unofficially. The March 31 record was 1.57, set in 1980.

Incidentally, one record that should be safe is he one for daily snowfall, 2.5 inches, set in 1890. Not many daily records set in the 19th Century have survived, but that’s one of them.






















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