D.C. area weather: Friday rainfall breaks records

LAUREL, Md. (WJLA) - After a dry and sunny start to autumn, the rainfall is now adding up to a brown and swollen Patuxent river and a swamped baseball field in Laurel.

Records were broken Friday. BWI airport reported three inches of rain while Dulles International Airport reported over an inch of rain. Reagan National Airport, meanwhile, reported under a tenth of an inch at about 3 p.m.

In Annapolis, the usually festive U.S. Sailboat Show is off to a rough start.

“This is miserable,” says Che DaCastro. “Cold wet my phone is soggy my moneys wet my feet are cold but this is how it goes.”

Fay Curry says it’s not just miserable. It’s hurting the bottom line for her charitable organization because so few people are braving the elements to buy her crab soup.

“It’s impacting us but hopefully it won’t be too detrimental,” Curry says.

The rain poured in D.C. as well, inflicting damage in some areas, fraying nerves just about everywhere - especially after weeks marked by violence and the government shutdown.

The Komen 3-day event went off in miserable conditions. While women trudged through for a good cause, others had to endure the chronic downpour just to get where they need to be.

While the ongoing rain annoys a lot of people it terrifies others.

In frequently flooded Huntington in Alexandria, the warnings are out while in Bloomingdale in D.C., residents keep an eye on any pooling water.

Tim Ryan says even if he doesn't get flooded, he still is dealing with the impact of the determined downpour.

“It could be snow, it could be a tsunami, a tornado it could be a lot of other worse things,” Ryan says.