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February 6, 2010

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 hasSuper Bowl Weekend Storm 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 - Snoat 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. 

Posted by Frank Roylance at 8:16 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Winter weather


From Pittsburgh, where we're used to getting a lot of snow, the headline:

Roads, transit remain paralyzed in snow storm's wake
Allegheny County declares disaster emergency

Read more:

Thus putting the lie, yet again, to all the naysayers and braggarts and know-it-alls who claim that a snowstorm of this proportion is "nothing."

20 inches so far (9:50 am) up here in the White Hall part of the Hereford Zone....

20" on a back yard deck out of the wind in the Pen Lucy neighborhood. 3' drift beside the garage.

Captcha: insolent during
Might I add...shoveling afterward?

I guess those people writing in yesterday stating the storm wouldn't be this bad were wrong?

FR: Ummm ... yes.

27.5" in my backyard in Elkridge.....

WeatherDeck Junior reports 15" so far :)

The snow is at least 26 inches here in Lutherville. There are cardinals everywhere by the birdfeeders and it is beautiful--albeit quite heavy to shovel!

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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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