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February 12, 2012

Memories of February storms


From the Sun's print edition:

Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell offers this post:      

We are entering the part of winter that has brought some of our greatest snowfall totals. The blizzard of 1983 on Feb. 11-12 brought 22.8 inches. During the Valentine's Day storm on Feb. 12-14 1899, the area received 21.3 inches. The President's Day storm, Feb.18-19 1979, dumped 20.0 inches. The 2003 President's Day blizzard, on Feb. 16-18, is the No. 1 storm for snowfall of all time in Baltimore at 26.8 inches. If you're feeling the chill today, remember it could be worse. On this date in 1899, the high was 11 and low was 5 degrees.

Baltimore Sun 2003 file photo

Posted by Kim Walker at 6:20 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: From the Sun's print edition


I clearly remember the storm in 2003. That was the day when I woke up in the house we lived to the light rail, less than a mile from BWI and four houses down from the fire station... to absolute and unimaginable silence and thought, for a moment, that the world had ended.

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