Whew.....we really dodged a major snowstorm here in Baltimore. Just north of us in Philadelphia and portions of New Jersey are getting smacked with whiteout conditions and even thundersnow. Thundersnow usually occurs when a variety of ingredients come together in the atmosphere including lift. With impressive lift you can get a loud boom or strike of lightning that could easily spit out 2-3" of snow per hour.
The impressive area of snow that dropped anywhere from 1-5" of snow across the Baltimore metro has now departed to the north and east. Portions of Cecil Co. though continue to see snow with Winter Storm Warnings remaining in place until early Thursday morning. Most locations though are dealing with mostly cloudy to overcast skies as winds pick up out of the west at 10-20 mph around the low drying things out. Temperatures remain above freezing allowing road crews to take care of trouble spots and limit the concerns for any ice during the overnight hours as temperature fall a few degrees below freezing.
Our heaviest accumulations once again were to our north across northern Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties where 3-5" of snow has been reported. Even in these areas though the roads have fared well with wet and slushy conditions. Heading south toward Baltimore City/Towson and over to Annapolis/Chestertown totals were on the order of 1-3". Mixing and melting reduced most of the snow amounts combined with the high sun angle of March which holds heat in longer at the surface this time of year.
Snowfall Totals The Last 24 Hours:
Unfortunately for those who do not like snow well you may wanna close your eyes for this part of the blog. Another storm system is lurking in the wings for Sunday into Monday bringing once again the threat for heavy wet snow. Stay tuned.