Flurries, light snow cross the Potomac
You'd think we'd have had enough after last year's relentless winter, which broke Baltimore snowfall records at 77 inches before it ended. But at least some Marylanders are watching the skies for this next little storm as if they hadn't seen snow in years.
"Light flurries started in Annapolis," Andrea emailed me a few minutes ago.
"Flakes have started falling in DC 8)" reported Colleen.
Yes. The SNOW is coming. Washington Reagan National, Quantico and Andrews Air Force Base are all reporting light snow. There are flurries at Dulles and Fort Belvoir. Pax River NAS reports sleet. Here's the radar loop.
UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: Steady snow now in downtown Baltimore. Let the rush hour begin.
UPDATED UPDATE, 3 p.m.: Never mind.
UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: The accumulation forecasts have slipped some this afternoon. The 4-5-inch bands on the map have disappeared. Two to 4 inches seems to be the rule for the Baltimore area. One to 3 inches are more likely to our south and west.
No flakes out my window at Calvert and Centre, but the barometer at The Sun's weather station has fallen off a cliff, signaling the approach of low-pressure systems along the coast and from the Ohio Valley. They will merge off the coast and intensify, setting up the rest of the Northeast, and especially southern New England, for a big snowstorm.
(SUN PHOTO: Doug Kapustin 2007)