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December 8, 2011

Rain and snow totals

While there wasn't much snow, there was record rainfall for Dec. 7 in Baltimore.

According to the National Weather Service, 2.38 inches fell, breaking the previous record for the date set in 1976 at  1.27 inches.

Across the region, observed overnight totals from the CoCoRaHS Network:

Waldorf:  4.18

Odenton: 2.73

North Laurel: 2.36

Catonsville: 2.12

Bel Air: 2:03

As far as snow goes, the National Weather Service measured 2 inches in Fort Ritchie in Frederick Washington County and 1 inch in Frostburg, Allegany County.

Posted by Kim Walker at 12:31 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Winter weather


Kim, the blog is getting more interesting again with the various commentators and input. I'm really curious to hear some discussion with what went wrong with all the snow forecasts yesterday. Was it all hype to begin with, or did something fundamental change at the last moment? Perhaps Eric the Red could weigh in.

Hi, Kim
As Business Manager of the Fort Ritchie Community Center, I thought I should clarify that
Fort Ritchie is in Washington County, not Frederick.
THanks, Kim, and come up and see us on Jan 1st for our polar plunge in Lake Royer on the Fort Ritchie campus.

KW: Thanks for letting me know. I fixed the post.

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