Snow Drought Continues

A major winter storm headlined the news late last week.

The Plaines states blizzard generated one to two foot snow totals along a band stretching from the Colorado foothills northeastward into Iowa. The Monday afternoon (2/6/12) satellite image clearly shows the snow cover over Nebraska and Iowa with the paths of the Platte and Missouri rivers labeled. The Colorado snow cover is obscured by clouds.

The storm eventually worked its’ way to the mid Atlantic region with much less impressive results. The storm was generally a rainmaker but northern Maryland did receive minor amounts of wet snow. The totals are shown below, as provided by the National Weather Service.

John Collins

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1252 PM EST SUN FEB 05 2012

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 30
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...
   AMERICAN UNIVERSITY      T   510 PM  2/04  BROADCAST MEDIA

MARYLAND

...ALLEGANY COUNTY...
   FROSTBURG              4.1   700 AM  2/05  CO-OP OBSERVER
   ECKHART MINES          3.5  1014 AM  2/05  TRAINED SPOTTER
   LA VALE                2.5   700 PM  2/04  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
   1 ENE MOUNT SAVAGE     2.0   850 AM  2/05  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 S CUMBERLAND         0.7   700 AM  2/05  CO-OP OBSERVER

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
   1 N BALT-WASH INTL A     T   700 PM  2/04  ASOS

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
   1 ESE GLYNDON          1.0   821 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SE GARRISON          1.0   600 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   PARKTON                0.8   723 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 E OELLA              0.5   630 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 E GLYNDON            0.3   445 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NW LONG GREEN        0.2   650 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 W PARKTON              T   348 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MIDDLE RIVER             T   408 PM  2/04  PUBLIC
   HUNT VALLEY              T   430 PM  2/04  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   SYKESVILLE             1.6   720 PM  2/04  COCORAHS
   3 SE WINFIELD          0.9   722 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 SSE HAMPSTEAD        0.7   640 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   LINEBORO               0.3   505 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
   2 NW NEW MARKET        1.5   705 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 SE EMMITSBURG        1.0   715 AM  2/05  CO-OP OBSERVER
   3 NNW NEW MARKET       1.0   545 PM  2/04  COCORAHS
   POINT OF ROCKS         1.0   700 PM  2/04  NWS EMPLOYEE
   FREDERICK              0.5   700 PM  2/04  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

...HARFORD COUNTY...
   2 E NORRISVILLE        1.3   755 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CHURCHVILLE            0.5   700 PM  2/04  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

...HOWARD COUNTY...
   1 SSE SIMPSONVILLE     0.7  1129 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WEST FRIENDSHIP          T   407 PM  2/04  COUNTY EMRG MGMT

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   2 NNE GERMANTOWN       1.5   653 PM  2/04  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 SSW DAMASCUS         1.4  1000 PM  2/04  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 WSW DAMASCUS         1.4   753 PM  2/04  CO-OP OBSERVER
   5 N LAYTONSVILLE       1.2   716 PM  2/04  BROADCAST MEDIA
   GAITHERSBURG           0.1   700 PM  2/04  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
   GLENMONT                 T   700 PM  2/04  NWS EMPLOYEE

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   WILLIAMSPORT           0.5   600 AM  2/05  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 SSW LONG MEADOW        T   816 PM  2/04  TRAINED SPOTTER
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