Archive for February, 2014

WBAL TV Meteorologists Climb Mount Washington…sort of.
February 17, 2014

The WBAL TV meteorologists travelled to the top of Mount Washington this past weekend…at least in spirit. Crofton resident Art Huseonica and his friend Paul Cail took along a picture of the 11-Instaweather Plus team on their climb in New Hampshire on February 15.

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Crofton resident Art Huseonica poses with a picture of the WBAL TV weather team atop Mount Washington. Photo by: Paul Cail

 

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Crofton resident Art Huseonica poses with a picture of the WBAL TV weather team atop Mount Washington. Photo by: Paul Cail.

Huseonica said that it took his team a grueling 10 hours to reach the 6,288-foot summit. Two-thirds of that time was spent trudging through deep snow. The snow depth actually decreased as they approached the top, as the strong winds near the summit constantly shift around the snow.

“I wanted to take my favorite meteorologist team with me on a winter summit climb to the home of the world’s worst weather,” said Huseonica, by email.

Mount Washington is the tallest peak in the Northeast, and well known for its extreme weather.

According to the Mount Washington Observatory, on the day of Huseonica’s climb, the temperatures at the summit ranged from -1 to 18 degrees. The sustained winds averaged 58 mph, and there was a max peak wind gust from the NW at 112 mph.

The record coldest temperature at Mount Washington was -50, set on January 22, 1885. It’s strongest wind gust was 231 mph, recorded on April 12, 1934.

Congratulations to both Art and Paul for a successful climb, and a big thanks for sharing your journey with the weather team!

Feet of Snow in Maryland with Two-Part Snowstorm
February 14, 2014

Here are a few of the notable snow reports compiled by the National Weather Service as of 8:39 am on Feb. 14, 2014. These are storm totals, including the first and second part of the storm. A complete list for the region can be found at the following links:

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=LWX&product=PNS&format=CI&version=1&glossary=0&highlight=off

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=PHI&product=PNS&format=CI&version=1&glossary=0

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

FROSTBURG 22.0″

BWI AIRPORT 11.5″

REISTERSTOWN 24.0″

PARKTON 22.8″

TOWSON 18.8″

PARKVILLE 16.5″

WHITE MARSH 13.3″

WESTMINSTER 24.8″

MANCHESTER 23.0″

ST. CHARLES 12.0″

BEL AIR 17.5″

SAVAGE 20.5″

COLUMBIA 16.1″