Tropical Troubles 2005

On October 7-8, 2005, the remnant of Tropical Storm Tammy passed over Maryland, dumping 6-12 inches of rain across the area. At BWI-Marshall, 2.28″ of rain fell on the 7th and a record 4.42″ of rain was measured on the 8th.

2005 was an unusually busy year for tropical activity in the Atlantic-Caribbean-Gulf  basins. A total of 28 named storms developed. The number of pre-assigned storm names was exceeded and the Greek alphabet was used to supply the additional names. The first storm (Arlene) developed in early June and the last storm (Zeta) came to life on December 30 and held together into early January. 2005 was the most active hurricane season in recorded history.

John Collins

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