Rainfall 5 inches and counting

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Posted: October 14, 2013

The Winchester Star

The deluge of rain turned the grounds of Belle Grove Plantation near Middletown into a muddy mess for the championship round of the National Sheepdog Finals on Sunday. Austin Chinn of Dorset, Vt., is shown trying to navigate the quagmire. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
With his wagons overturned to prevent them from collecting rainwater, volunteer Jim Wyatt of Clarke County waits for customers during a rain-soaked ArborFest fall plant sale at the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Experimental Farm on Saturday. The arboretum has received more than 5 inches in recent days. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Northern Shenandoah Valley residents can blame a lingering low for the seemingly ceaseless rain over the weekend.

“This is a low that kind of got cut off and didn’t really move too much…



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