Seasonal Snowfall Above Normal So Far


A sampling of snowfall reports from around the region show the wide range of conditions experienced in central and eastern Maryland Thursday. Reports from the eastern shore indicated a burst of snow in the morning was followed by a changeover to rain, limiting snowfall totals to 1-2″. On the western shore of the Bay, along the I-95 corridor, the snow became heavy at times before mixing with sleet and rain with a 1-3″ snowfall common. Just to the north and west of I-95 the cold air was able to hold in longer, producing a solid 3-5″ snowfall. As of late afternoon, 2.3″ of snow was measured at the official weather station for the Baltimore area at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. This storm, when combined with the storm in early December, brings the official snowfall total for the season up to 7.1″, which is 1.7″ above normal through the 17th of January. It is hard to believe, with all the warm weather this month, snowfall for the winter is above normal! We’ll dry out and warm up a bit on Friday but an arctic front is forecast to sweep through the area Saturday night. This front, and another storm passing off the mid Atlantic coast, might generate more snow in the area Saturday afternoon. More on that possibility later.

Tom Tasselmyer


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