Two feet and counting as Super Bowl Storm delivers
Turns out the weather forecasters knew what they were talking about. The big Super Bowl Weekend Storm that's been talked about, hyped and doubted across Maryland for days has finally delivered. Some locations have already topped two feet.
Here are some snow tallies from NWS spotters.
Here are some of the early measurements being reported at 7 a.m. by the CoCoRaHS Network.
Elkridge, Howard County: 32 inches
Crofton, Anne Arundel: 26.8 inches
Columbia, Howard: 26.4 inches
Clarksburg, Montgomery: 24.5 inches
Mount Airy, Carroll: 20.1 inches
(WeatherDeck, Cockeysville, Baltimore County:) 15 inches
La Plata, Charles: 14 inches
Deale, Anne Arundel: 11 inches
Salisbury, Wicomico: 5.4 inches
BWI-Marshall Airport, the official station for Baltimore, where forecasters had predicted 20 to 30 inches by tonight, was reporting 19 inches at 8 a.m. That would already put this storm on Baltimore's Top Ten list - at the No. 9 spot - and the snow is still falling.
The NWS at Sterling is now calling for another 4 to 8 inches today at BWI, and total storm accumulations of 18 to 24 inches for Baltimore.
If we get the 8, and top out at 27 inches, that would make this the No. 2 storm, behind the 28.2-inch Presidents' Day Weekend Storm in February 2003. A total of 24 inches would make this No. 3.
There's plenty of time to dig out this weekend, so take it slow. This is very dense, very heavy snow.