Snow Numbers For Saturday

The snow accumulations along the north edge of Saturday’s storm were a little higher than expected.

The Sunday morning visible light satellite image shows the snow cover stretching from North Carolina to just north of the Maryland/Pennsylvania line. There are no clouds over land surfaces and you can see rivers and other features coursing through the snowpack.

Around Baltimore, the liquid content of the snow was just under a quarter inch so the snow was fluffy and lightweight. At BWI-Marshall Airport and on TV Hill the snow measured 5.5 inches.

The accumulations shown below are from area National Weather Service offices.

John Collins

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1120 AM EST SUN JAN 31 2010

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT AFFECTED THE REGION SATURDAY.  APPRECIATION
IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO
AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

...DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...
   1 SW AMERICAN UNIVER   5.5   730 PM  1/30
   NATIONAL ARBORETUM     5.0   905 AM  1/31
   WASHINGTON             4.0   400 PM  1/30   LOGAN CIRCLE

MARYLAND

...ALLEGANY COUNTY...
   FROSTBURG              6.0   948 PM  1/30
   ECKHART MINES          4.6   922 PM  1/30
   CRESAPTOWN             4.2   545 PM  1/30
   RAWLINGS               4.0   150 PM  1/30
   1 SSW ECKHART MINES    3.5  1239 PM  1/30
   1 N FROSTBURG          3.4   905 AM  1/31
   2 NNW FROSTBURG        3.0   125 PM  1/30
   1 SSW MIDLOTHIAN       2.0  1152 AM  1/30
   1 SSE CUMBERLAND       2.0   148 PM  1/30
   1 ENE MOUNT SAVAGE     1.5   104 PM  1/30

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
   2 NW RIVA              8.0   800 PM  1/30
   EASTPORT               8.0   830 PM  1/30
   1 NNW PAROLE           8.0   712 PM  1/30
   1 WNW CAPE ST. CLAIR   7.7   500 PM  1/30   CAPE
   1 NW ANNAPOLIS         7.5   545 PM  1/30
   CROFTON                7.0   644 PM  1/30
   1 NNE OWINGS           6.8  1040 PM  1/30
   GLEN BURNIE            6.8   630 PM  1/30
   MILLERSVILLE           6.3   900 PM  1/30
   GREEN HAVEN            6.1   815 PM  1/30
   1 WSW ODENTON          6.0   600 PM  1/30
   PASADENA               6.0   600 PM  1/30   NCEP EMPLOYEE
   2 NNE CROFTON          6.0   737 PM  1/30
   1 N BALT-WASH INTL A   5.5  1200 AM  1/31
   3 SSW CROWNSVILLE      5.0   145 PM  1/30
   CHURCHTON              5.0   335 PM  1/30
   2 ENE DEALE            5.0   547 PM  1/30
   1 NE GREEN HAVEN       4.0   245 PM  1/30

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
   1 W HAMPTON            8.0   400 PM  1/30
   1 SE GARRISON          7.1  1030 PM  1/30
   2 NW LONG GREEN        7.0   830 PM  1/30
   1 ESE GLYNDON          6.5   155 AM  1/31
   ESSEX                  6.1   530 PM  1/30
   1 NW PERRY HALL        6.0   958 PM  1/30
   HUNT VALLEY            5.8   650 PM  1/30
   PARKVILLE              5.5   816 AM  1/31
   1 ENE PARKVILLE        5.5   655 PM  1/30
   2 E PERRY HALL         5.5  1100 PM  1/30
   1 E OELLA              5.5   620 PM  1/30
   2 WSW PIKESVILLE       5.5   250 AM  1/31
   PARKTON                5.0   853 PM  1/30
   1 SSW DUNDALK          5.0   500 PM  1/30
   2 NE JACKSONVILLE      5.0   405 PM  1/30
   2 SSE HAMPSTEAD        4.8   715 PM  1/30
   1 SW MCDONOGH          4.0   259 PM  1/30
   1 ESE LANSDOWNE        4.0   350 PM  1/30
   1 WSW GUNPOWDER        4.0   336 PM  1/30

...BALTIMORE CITY...
   PIMLICO                6.7  1000 PM  1/30
   2 W CARROLL            5.5  1100 PM  1/30

...CALVERT COUNTY...
   2 WSW SAINT LEONARD    9.0   424 PM  1/30
   CHESAPEAKE BEACH       7.5  1240 AM  1/31
   HUNTINGTOWN            6.9  1145 PM  1/30

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   SYKESVILLE             7.5   845 PM  1/30   NCEP EMPLOYEE
   1 W WESTMINSTER        4.0   700 PM  1/30
   1 WSW HAMPSTEAD        4.0   957 PM  1/30
   1 N WESTMINSTER        3.8   905 AM  1/31
   2 SE WESTMINSTER       3.8   944 PM  1/30
   2 NW ELDERSBURG        3.8   927 PM  1/30
   3 E WESTMINSTER        3.4   249 PM  1/30
   1 SSW MANCHESTER       3.0   400 PM  1/30
   TANEYTOWN              3.0   545 PM  1/30
   3 WSW LINEBORO         3.0   810 PM  1/30
   2 E LINEBORO           2.8   815 PM  1/30
   MILLERS                2.4   414 PM  1/30
   2 SE WAGNERS MILL        T  1104 AM  1/30

...CHARLES COUNTY...
   2 NNE BRYANTOWN        9.0   100 AM  1/31
   1 SW DENTSVILLE        9.0  1030 PM  1/30
   ST. CHARLES            8.5   755 AM  1/31
   2 ESE BRYANS ROAD      7.5   100 AM  1/31
   HUGHESVILLE            4.0  1200 PM  1/30

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
   2 NE JEFFERSON         6.5   518 PM  1/30
   NEW MARKET             6.0   630 PM  1/30
   1 ESE FREDERICK        5.5  1144 PM  1/30
   2 ENE MYERSVILLE       5.0   745 PM  1/30
   2 NW NEW MARKET        5.0   500 PM  1/30
   WALKERSVILLE           5.0   630 PM  1/30
   1 N MIDDLETOWN         5.0   600 PM  1/30
   4 SSW FREDERICK        4.7   300 PM  1/30
   3 SE EMMITSBURG        2.5   905 AM  1/31

...HARFORD COUNTY...
   EDGEWOOD               6.0   850 PM  1/30
   STREET                 6.0   852 PM  1/30
   1 NE BEL AIR           6.0   650 PM  1/30
   FALLSTON               5.0   541 PM  1/30
   ABERDEEN               4.5   905 AM  1/31
   2 E SCARBORO           4.0   330 PM  1/30
   BEL AIR                3.0   201 PM  1/30
   PYLESVILLE             3.0   941 AM  1/31

...HOWARD COUNTY...
   1 SSE SIMPSONVILLE     6.7   900 PM  1/30
   2 N COLUMBIA           6.0   800 PM  1/30
   2 W ELKRIDGE           5.8   530 PM  1/30
   1 WSW SAVAGE           5.7  1135 PM  1/30
   1 WNW JESSUP           5.5  1000 PM  1/30
   1 N SAVAGE             5.5   900 PM  1/30
   1 SE CLARKSVILLE       5.5   730 PM  1/30
   ELLICOTT CITY          4.0   400 PM  1/30

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   2 WSW DAMASCUS         7.2   907 PM  1/30
   GLENMONT               7.0   945 PM  1/30   NCEP EMPLOYEE
   CLARKSBURG             7.0   600 PM  1/30
   1 SE GLEN ECHO         7.0  1025 PM  1/30
   1 SE NORBECK           6.6   657 AM  1/31
   1 SSW MONTGOMERY VIL   6.0  1225 AM  1/31
   1 WSW DARNESTOWN       6.0  1015 PM  1/30
   1 E CLOVERLY           6.0   536 PM  1/30
   1 S OLNEY              6.0  1000 PM  1/30
   MONTGOMERY VILLAGE     6.0  1244 AM  1/31
   5 N LAYTONSVILLE       5.8   530 PM  1/30
   1 NE ASPEN HILL        5.7   445 PM  1/30
   POOLESVILLE            5.5  1255 AM  1/31
   GERMANTOWN             5.5   545 PM  1/30
   GAITHERSBURG           5.2   515 PM  1/30
   2 WNW GAITHERSBURG     5.2   500 PM  1/30
   COLESVILLE             5.0   400 PM  1/30
   2 N BETHESDA           5.0   410 PM  1/30
   2 SSW ROCKVILLE        5.0   500 PM  1/30
   BETHESDA               5.0   400 PM  1/30
   DAMASCUS               5.0   203 PM  1/30
   1 NE MONTGOMERY VILL   4.5   300 PM  1/30
   2 WNW OLNEY            4.5   400 PM  1/30
   1 NE DERWOOD           3.5   300 PM  1/30
   1 SE OLNEY             1.0  1204 PM  1/30

...PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY...
   N FRIENDLY             7.6  1015 PM  1/30
   1 N FRIENDLY           7.2   736 PM  1/30
   1 SSE FOREST HEIGHTS   6.8   905 AM  1/31
   LAUREL                 6.4  1200 AM  1/31
   1 E BOWIE              6.4   530 PM  1/30
   CAMP SPRINGS           6.0   455 PM  1/30
   1 NE COLLEGE PARK      6.0   540 PM  1/30
   1 WNW BELTSVILLE       5.5   630 PM  1/30
   OXON HILL              5.1   400 PM  1/30
   GREENBELT              5.0   645 PM  1/30
   1 SSW BELTSVILLE       4.3   515 PM  1/30
   1 ENE ADELPHI          3.5   900 PM  1/30
   2 NNW BOWIE            3.0   215 PM  1/30
   1 SW OXON HILL         1.6  1130 AM  1/30

...ST. MARYS COUNTY...
   RIDGE                 15.2   712 AM  1/31
   1 NNE HOLLYWOOD       12.3   656 AM  1/31
   1 ESE HILLVILLE       11.8   130 AM  1/31
   HOLLYWOOD             10.5   500 PM  1/30
   2 SE SOTTERLEY        10.0   500 PM  1/30
   2 NNW DAMERON          8.0   321 PM  1/30
   GREAT MILLS            8.0   345 PM  1/30
   2 N GREAT MILLS        6.8   330 PM  1/30
   LEONARDTOWN            4.5  1200 PM  1/30

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   2 NNW SHARPSBURG       4.0   800 PM  1/30
   1 WNW WILLIAMSPORT     2.7   905 AM  1/31
   HANCOCK                2.3   530 PM  1/30

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1120 AM EST SUN JAN 31 2010

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS
FOR THE STORM THAT AFFECTED OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED
TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS
AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR
HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/PHI

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


DELAWARE

...KENT COUNTY...
   WOODSIDE               5.9   531 PM  1/30
   DOVER                  5.0   551 PM  1/30

...NEW CASTLE COUNTY...
   NEWARK                 5.0   700 AM  1/31
   BEAR                   4.3  1200 AM  1/31
   CARAVEL FARMS          4.3   700 AM  1/31
   NEW CASTLE COUNTY ARPT 4.3  1200 AM  1/31
   NEWPORT                2.2   700 AM  1/31
   CLAYMONT               1.8   731 PM  1/30

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   FRANKFORD             11.3  1030 PM  1/30
   LEWES                  9.6   630 AM  1/31
   BRIDGEVILLE            8.0   815 AM  1/31
   MILFORD                7.8  1024 PM  1/30
   DELMAR                 7.0   703 PM  1/30

MARYLAND

...CAROLINE COUNTY...
   GREENSBORO             7.5   700 AM  1/31

...CECIL COUNTY...
   COLORA                 5.5   900 PM  1/30
   PORT HERMAN            5.0   952 PM  1/30
   PORT DEPOSIT           4.3   300 PM  1/30
   ELKTON                 4.0   700 AM  1/31

...KENT COUNTY...
   MILLINGTON             8.0   800 AM  1/31
   ROCK HALL              7.5  1100 PM  1/30
   CHESTERTOWN            7.0   530 PM  1/30
   FAIRLEE                6.0   700 AM  1/31

...QUEEN ANNE`S COUNTY...
   KENT ISLAND            8.3  1026 PM  1/30
   QUEENSTOWN             6.0  1027 PM  1/30

...TALBOT COUNTY...
   ROYAL OAK             10.5  1000 PM  1/30
   EASTON                 7.0   850 AM  1/31
   SAINT MICHAELS         7.0   850 AM  1/31

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
628 PM EST SUN JAN 31 2010

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 36 HOURS
FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.  APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED
TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS
AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR
HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/WAKEFIELD

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


MARYLAND

...DORCHESTER COUNTY...
   CAMBRIDGE              6.0   600 PM  1/30

...WICOMICO COUNTY...
   SALISBURY             11.0   800 AM  1/31   SPOTTER
   SHARPTOWN              8.0   630 PM  1/30
   NANTICOKE              7.5   800 PM  1/30
   TRAPPE                 7.0   850 AM  1/31

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3 Responses

  1. A little higher??????? You mean way higher!!! 6″ is way higher than dustig to an inch. I was even watching you first thing saturday morning and you were still acting like it was no big deal. Stop beating around the bush. Two have admitted the big bust so far. Howard Bernstein from wusa9 and Justin Berk from abc2news. Check out Justin Berk’s blog for his explanation and apology. Will you follow in their footsteps?

    Dino- Pasadena Md

  2. Tom,

    You are to be commended for standing up and admitting a busted forecast in the classy manner you did Monday eve. It was not an easy storm to assess, and you stood there in front of a pretty bad snowfall forecast map and admitted as much. As a fellow meteorologist, I know it is not easy to swallow your pride when your forecast goes belly up. If it’s any comfort, you were not alone in having trouble with this storm, especially for nrn MD. I was surprised by the 7″ of snow we got here in Jacksonville, MD, and the NWS never issued a Winter Storm Warning for our locale.

    – Eric

  3. Dino … Yes, the snow accumulation was more than forecast, but I never said a “dusting to an inch” for the Baltimore area. The Saturday morning forecast was 1″-3″ in the metro area, more to the south and less to the north. The predominant final numbers for the metro area were 4″-6″ with a few reports as high as 7″-8″ and up to 10″ south of the metro area. A couple of additional storms are on the way so we’ll see how things go with them. Hang in there. John Collins

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