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Can March deliver big snow to the Free State?

Here is the key question on a lot of people's minds right now as we dry out from the rain and are about to roll into March, is there still time to get nailed?  Nailed by the kind of Maryland snow storm that will have us getting the shovels out after all.

We sure haven't needed to shovel much this season so far, with a paltry 4.8" inches of snow recorded at BWI so far, (some 13 inches below normal).

Well, while there is no indication of a big snow event before the start of March, what about that month in terms of winter weather around Maryland?  Can it really deliver on occasion?  Well, after pulling taking a look at the below list of the "Top 20 Snowstorms" on record in Baltimore, you'll see that yes, March can sometimes land a serious wintry punch!

In fact, you will see that 4 of these "all time big boys" (20%) occurred not only in *March, as late as the 29th!

So, take a look. You see that for snow lovers, there are still a few weeks to have hope. And for lovers of an early Spring, statistically, after March 15th, you're looking pretty safe! (at least since 1942). (P.S. - Please also check out my Facebook page at this LINK )

Maryland's "Top Snow" Snowmakers!

1. Feb. 15-18, 2003:  28.2 inches

2. Jan. 27-29, 1922:  26.5 inches

3. Feb. 5-6, 2010:  24.8 inches* (Snowpocalypse Winter)

4. Feb. 11, 1983:  22.8 inches

5. Jan. 7-8, 1996:  22.5 inches

6. Mar. 29-30, 1942:  22.0 inches

7. Feb. 11-14, 1899:  21.4 inches

8. Dec. 18-19, 2009:  21.1 inches (Snowpocalypse Winter)

9. Feb. 18-19, 1979:  20.0 inches

10. Feb. 9-10, 2010:  19.5 inches (Snowpocalypse Winter)

11. Mar. 15-18, 1892:  16.0 inches

12. Feb. 15, 1958:  15.5 inches

13. Jan. 25, 2000:  14.9 inches

14. Dec. 11-12, 1960:  14.1 inches

15. Feb. 11-12, 2006:  13.1 inches

16. Mar. 5-7, 1962:  13.0 inches

17: Jan. 22, 1987:  12.3 inches

18. Jan. 30-31, 1966:  12.1 inches

19. Feb. 16-18, 1900:  12.0 inches

20. Mar. 13-14, 1993:  11.9 inches 

(List Courtesy: http://weblogs.marylandweather.com)

 

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