Little Snows and Big Snows

tt_low_offshore

A fast moving area of low pressure tracked from Atlanta to Charlotte, NC to Cape Hatteras during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday, brushing southern Maryland with a light snowfall. Reports from Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties indicate 1-2″ was common with slightly more on the lower eastern shore. Just a few flurries fell around Baltimore as the system stayed well south.

Southern Maryland
Early Morning Thursday Snow:

Lusby, MD (Calvert Co.): 1.4″
Ridge, MD (St. Mary’s Co.): 1.8″
Church Creek, MD (Dorchester Co.): 2.0″
Salisbury, MD (Wicomico Co.): 1.5″
Berlin, MD (Worcester Co.): 2.5″
Ocean City, MD (Worcester Co.): 1.5″

While light snow was falling on southern Maryland, the upper midwest continues to set records for cold and snow. On Monday International Falls, MN plunged to a record low of -40 and yesterday Madison, WI set a record for the snowiest winter ever. When you set snowfall records in Wisconsin, you know the snow is coming fast and furious! Here’s the record report from the National Weather Service in Milwaukee:

Madison Sets All Time Seasonal Snowfall Record

…MADISON SETS ITS ALL TIME SEASONAL SNOWFALL RECORD…

THE WINTER SEASON OF 2007 TO 2008 HAS BEEN QUITE SNOWY ACROSS
SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. IN FACT…MADISON HAS SET ITS ALL TIME SEASONAL
SNOWFALL RECORD FOR A WINTER SEASON. AS OF 12 AM ON FEBRUARY
13…DANE COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT IN MADISON HAS RECORDED 79.2 INCHES
OF SNOWFALL. THIS AMOUNT RANKS HAS MADE THE 2007 TO 2008 WINTER
SEASON THE SNOWIEST ON RECORD IN MADISON.

BELOW IS A LIST OF THE TOP 10 WINTER SEASON SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FOR
MADISON…

RANK AMOUNT SEASON

*1* *79.2* *2007-08*
2 76.1 1978-79
3 75.9 1885-86
4 73.7 1993-94
5 72.4 1985-86
6 71.2 1992-93
7 70.9 1909-10
8 70.7 1897-98
9 67.4 1970-71
10 67.3 1958-59

So, while snow lovers around here are still hoping for at least one big storm this season, the northern tier of states from the upper midwest to New England are shivering and digging out from a cold and snowy winter.

Tom Tasselmyer

Advertisements

There are no comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: