Slippery, But Beneficial Soaker

The storm that created all the icy problems late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning also brought some needed rain to the area. As of 7:00pm on Wednesday, the two day (Feb. 12th and 13th) storm total precipitation at BWI-Marshall is 1.44″. That brings the total precipitation for the winter season (December, January and February) up to 8.76″, which is .61″ above normal.

Unfortunately, the rain fell onto frozen surfaces at ground level creating an icy mess for many areas early Wednesday. Here are some ice accumulations reported to the National Weather Service:

Crofton: .25″
Cockeysville: .35″
Westminster: .10″
Baltimore: .10″
Frederick: .30″
Columbia: .15″

As the icy, wet storm pulls away from the area tonight, a new storm will be developing over North Carolina and tracking northeast. This second low is expected to brush Maryland with snow showers overnight. A light accumulation my combine with temperatures dropping into the 20s to create slippery conditions again on Thursday morning.

Tom Tasselmyer

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