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Where's the Snow?

Old Line Weather...your local weather source.

Love it...or hate it...(aside from the dusting we had on Jan. 9) Old Line Weather has recorded zero, zilch, nada of snowfall this season.

Lets look at the average snowfall totals for our area, provided by the NWS:

November: 0.3"

December: 3.1"

January: 6.8"

February: 8.0"

March: 1.9"

Also, the NWS is predicting above average temperatures, and just average precipitation probability for the next 30-90 days.

So, are you a snow lover? ...or a beach comber?

Gordon

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BosoxBrent January 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM
I wish we could have a February of 2010 every year. That was awesome!
TJ Mayotte January 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM
My skis are sadly sitting in the basement. Let's get some coverage on the ground and hit the slopes!
Gordon Clarkson January 11, 2012 at 04:48 PM
As a follow-up, this, from the National Weather Service, lends some credence to our less-than-stellar snowfall so far. Looking at historical records, Maryland experiences a strong nor'easter with significant snow on average about once every other year. However, some years can go by with little happening and no coastal storms while other years produce several sigificant events. The oscillation between cold and warm phases of the Pacific Ocean in its equatorial region, known as La Nina and El Nino respectively, has played a large role. Years dominated by moderate to strong La Nina (cold phase) produce little if any coastal storms and below normal snowfall for Maryland. Years dominated by moderate to strong El Nino (warm phase) produce many coastal storms. However, not all El Nino years are able to get the phasing of the cold air in place over the southern Mid-Atlantic States before the storm moves up the coast. Like La Nina winters, El Nino winters tend to be mild. So without the cold air, Maryland get rain instead of Snow. About half of the El Nino winters produced snowfall of about 150% above normal while the other half produced rain, with snowfall only around 15% of normal.
Cindy Stacy January 14, 2012 at 02:25 PM
The snow is in Garrett County, and boarders and skiers flocked to the Wisp Ski Resort yesterday. . .for the long holiday weekend. Come on up, Howard Countians, but keep in mind the wind chill is in the single digits with the wind.
Greg May 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I'm with BosoxBrent on this one. That was a blast.

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