Near Miss

Our closest brush with a significant snow this season turned into yet another failure. The storm missed the Baltimore area by about 50 miles.

The Monday midday visible satellite image clearly shows the snow accumulation in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. Below is a listing of snow accumulations from the National Weather Service.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
112 PM EST MON FEB 20 2012

THE FOLLOWING ARE FINAL SNOW TOTALS FOR THE 19 FEBRUARY STORM.
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE
OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS...MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC 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

MARYLAND

...CALVERT COUNTY...
   SOLOMONS               0.5   830 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 W PRINCE FREDERICK   0.1   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...CHARLES COUNTY...
   1 SW DENTSVILLE        1.0  1200 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 ESE BRYANS ROAD      0.9  1105 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 S WALDORF            0.5   800 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   LA PLATA               0.5  1033 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SAINT CHARLES          0.5  1125 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER

...PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY...
   7 ESE BRANDYWINE       1.0   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   1 SE OXON HILL         0.1   700 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   ESE CAMP SPRINGS       0.1   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   2 SE FOREST HEIGHTS    0.1   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...ST. MARYS COUNTY...
   2 N CLEMENTS           2.5   900 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NE LEONARDTOWN       2.0   600 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   SW PARK HALL           1.8   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   2 W CALIFORNIA         1.5   707 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   4 ENE CHARLOTTE HALL   1.0   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   5 NE MECHANICSVILLE    1.0   700 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 NNW COLTONS POINT    1.0   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   1 N RIDGE              0.9   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   4 E HOLLYWOOD          0.1   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   3 ESE PARK HALL        0.1  1155 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER

VIRGINIA

...ALBEMARLE COUNTY...
   4 NW EARLYSVILLE       6.5  1129 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EARLYSVILLE            6.0   833 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 N ADVANCE MILLS      6.0   900 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   6 NNW CHARLOTTESVILL   6.0   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   2 WSW MONTICELLO       6.0  1000 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 W CHARLOTTESVILLE    5.8   800 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 WSW NEWCOMB HALL     5.3  1015 PM  2/19  ROUTE 64 EXIT 118B.

...AUGUSTA COUNTY...
   3 E GREENVILLE        10.0   900 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FISHERSVILLE           9.5   914 PM  2/19  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
   2 S CRAIGSVILLE        7.8   705 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   WAYNESBORO             7.4   700 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   STAUNTON               6.9   800 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   CRIMORA                6.5   930 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WEYERS CAVE            5.5  1100 PM  2/19  ESTIMATED 5-6 INCHES

...CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE...
   CHARLOTTESVILLE        5.5  1020 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSE CHARLOTTESVILL   4.0  1200 AM  2/20  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG...
   FREDERICKSBURG         1.5  1030 PM  2/19  PUBLIC

...CITY OF HARRISONBURG...
   2 SW HARRISONBURG      1.0   905 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF STAUNTON...
   STAUNTON               6.5   950 PM  2/19  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CITY OF WAYNESBORO...
   2 ENE WAYNESBORO      10.0   700 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 W WAYNESBORO         5.5   909 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CULPEPER COUNTY...
   2 NW WINSTON           2.0  1000 PM  2/19  END TIME ESTIMATED
   4 SE BOSTON            1.0   842 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER
   3 N RIXEYVILLE         0.8   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   6 NNE RIXEYVILLE       0.6   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   6 N RIXEYVILLE         0.2   800 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...FAIRFAX COUNTY...
   1 SW MOUNT VERNON      0.4   945 PM  2/19  ON GRASSY SURFACES
   1 NE LORTON            0.2   600 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...FAUQUIER COUNTY...
   LOIS                   3.5   100 AM  2/20  END TIME ESTIMATED
   4 ENE REMINGTON        2.0   515 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   2 NNE CATLETT          1.5  1000 PM  2/19  NWS EMPLOYEE
   6 SSE WARRENTON        1.0   750 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   6 NNE REMINGTON        1.0   900 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   6 S WARRENTON          1.0   700 AM  2/20  COCORAHS
   OPAL                   1.0   719 AM  2/20  NWS EMPLOYEE

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
   7 SE WINCHESTER        1.0   700 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER

...GREENE COUNTY...
   1 W RUCKERSVILLE       5.2   700 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 WNW STANARDSVILLE    4.2   600 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...HIGHLAND COUNTY...
   1 NE VANDERPOOL        2.5  1011 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSW HIGHTOWN         1.8  1100 PM  2/19  PUBLIC
   1 SW MILL GAP          1.6   600 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER

...KING GEORGE COUNTY...
   KING GEORGE            2.1   600 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MADISON COUNTY...
   1 NNE DAWSONVILLE      4.0   100 AM  2/20  TIME ESTIMATED
   3 ESE MADISON          3.1   945 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MADISON                2.5  1015 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HAYWOOD                2.0   700 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER

...NELSON COUNTY...
   1 SSW ELMA             6.5  1211 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   12 SW SCOTTSVILLE      6.0   800 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...ORANGE COUNTY...
   2 NNE BARBOURSVILLE    7.5   520 AM  2/20  PUBLIC
   1 NW BARBOURSVILLE     5.5   100 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...PAGE COUNTY...
   1 SW LURAY             1.0   905 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER

...PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY...
   1 SSW WOODBRIDGE       0.4   605 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY...
   SPERRYVILLE            0.5   500 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER

...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...
   1 SSE GROTTOES         7.0  1035 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SW MCGAHEYSVILLE     5.0  1130 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SE MASSANUTTEN       4.0   749 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   DALE ENTERPRISE        0.5   700 AM  2/20  CO-OP OBSERVER

...SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY...
   1 S DUNAVANT           5.0   100 AM  2/20  PUBLIC
   3 E DUNAVANT           1.8   100 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   5 SSW FREDERICKSBURG   0.2   600 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

...STAFFORD COUNTY...
   2 E ROSEVILLE          2.0  1000 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSE GLENDIE          1.5   800 AM  2/20  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ENE HARTWOOD         1.2  1100 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 S GARRISONVILLE        T  1000 PM  2/19  TRAINED SPOTTER

WEST VIRGINIA

...PENDLETON COUNTY...
   2 SW BRANDYWINE        0.5   800 AM  2/20  COCORAHS

KRAMAR
John Collins 
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