Wind Advisory issued January 23 at 3:11AM EST expiring January 23 at 4:00PM EST in effect for: Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot
Wind Advisory issued January 22 at 10:15PM EST expiring January 23 at 1:00PM EST in effect for: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester
Wind Advisory issued January 22 at 1:51PM EST expiring January 23 at 4:00PM EST in effect for: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Prince Georges, Saint Marys, Baltimore City
Coastal Flood Statement issued January 22 at 4:57PM EST expiring January 23 at 7:00AM EST in effect for: Worcester
High Surf Advisory issued January 22 at 4:57PM EST expiring January 23 at 6:00PM EST in effect for: Worcester
Wind Advisory issued January 22 at 1:51PM EST expiring January 23 at 4:00PM EST in effect for: Adams, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York
It is hard to believe we reflect back on the historic blizzard of 1996 as we enter a warming trend in Maryland. Many have not forgotten the winter of 1996 which brought a whopping 62.5 inches of snow to the Baltimore area.
On January 5, 1996 a weak area of low pressure ejected out of the Gulf coast states and began to intensify over the warm waters of the Atlantic. The storm developed into a BOMB intensifying off the North Carolina coastline. A term coined by this explosive development was "Bombogenisus" or rapid deepening of a system in a short amount of time. As the storm moved north it overspread snow to the beltway cities on the evening of January 6 th, first starting as sleet, then rapidly changing over to heavy wet snow. Thunder and lightning accompanied these heavy bands of snow as they rolled along I 95. The storm was memorable due to its slow speed as the storm slowly chugged up the eastern sea board dumping 2-3 feet of snow on the eastern seaboard. By the end of the storm Baltimore would have received 32.6 inches of snow and DC would pick up around 25" shutting down businesses and government buildings for days.
The Blizzard of 1996 killed 154 people causing up to 1 billion dollars in damage.