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February 12, 2006

Storm drops up to 22" in Md.

The official total from the (may I propose a name?) Lincoln's Birthday Weekend Storm of 2006 will be 11.2 inches, recorded at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Monday closings, click here.

UPDATE:  BWI now reports 13.1"  If that holds, this will rank as Baltimore's 10th heaviest snowstorm. Here's a NWS list of top snowstorms for Baltimore, which has not been updated to include the February 2003 storm.

But lots of places got much more than that. Or less. Here is the latest list of storm totals. The winners (or losers, if you're inclined that way) are Randallstown and Columbia Hills, which both received 22 inches. Cumberland saw the least, with 3.5 inches.

Now the weather service is warning area residents that snowmelt during the day today (and tomorrow, I'd wager) will freeze after dark as temperatures drop into the low 20s or teens. That will make roads, and especially steps and sidewalks dangerously slippery. And by midweek, as temperatures rise into the 50s, a rapid meltdown will fill creeks in the region, posing a risk of flash flooding. So watch your step in the morning, and if you see a flooded roadway, don't try to drive through it.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 4:21 PM | | Comments (0)
Categories: Winter weather

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff

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