It Snowed……But…..

…….it wasn’t much. The area’s early spring “snow event” barely qualified. Our Friday and Saturday forecasts for an inch or less of snow for Baltimore ultimately leaned toward “less”. Observers at BWI-Marshall Airport reported light snow falling between 4:00am and 7:00am. It appears that if any of it stuck to grassy areas it melted away soon after sunrise, at least around Baltimore.

From Annapolis and Washington southward there was enough snowfall for minor accumulations.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
856 AM EDT SUN MAR 27 2011

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST
25 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/BALTIMORE

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

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

...DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...
   WASHINGTON             0.2   730 AM  3/27  TRAINED SPOTTER

MARYLAND

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
   1 NNE ROSEDALE           T   733 AM  3/27  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CHARLES COUNTY...
   SAINT CHARLES          0.6   850 AM  3/27  NWS EMPLOYEE
   2 ESE BRYANS ROAD        T   340 AM  3/27

...ST. MARYS COUNTY...
   NW CHARLOTTE HALL      1.3   737 AM  3/27  BROADCAST MEDIA

**********************24 HOUR SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION              24 HOUR     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

MARYLAND

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
   1 SE DEALE             0.4   800 AM  3/27  COCORAHS

...CALVERT COUNTY...
   1 W PRINCE FREDERICK   0.7   800 AM  3/27  COCORAHS

...CHARLES COUNTY...

   2 ESE BRYANS ROAD MD   0.5   800 AM  3/27 COCORAHS

...PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY...
   7 ESE BRANDYWINE       0.9   800 AM  3/27  COCORAHS

...ST. MARYS COUNTY...
   1 NE LEONARDTOWN       1.0   700 AM  3/27  COCORAHS
   1 N RIDGE              0.7   800 AM  3/27  COCORAHS

National Weather Service radar showed that the snow was east of Baltimore by 8:20am but still falling south of Washington and Annapolis.

The morning satellite image from NASA shows the bulk of the storm passing to the south of the region.

The rest of the day Sunday should be uneventful with a mix of clouds and sun with chillier than usual temperatures in the 40s.

A weak disturbance will pass to the south of the area Monday and the next best chance for precipitation will be mid week. By that time temperatures will be warmer and rain is likely.

John Collins

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