Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 05/20/2024 03:40:02 pm
Temperature

74°

Mostly Cloudy

62°

Dew Point
Relative Humidity

66%

Feels Like

74°

Wind (N)

0mph

Air Pressure

30.02

Sun
Sun Rise

05:48 AM

Sun Set

08:17 PM

Day Length

14:29 Hours

Difference

1 min 37 sec gain

Moon
Moon Rise

05:41 PM

Moon Set

04:04 AM

Next: Full Moon

May 23,2024

Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous

Climate
Average Low

53°

75°

Average High
Record Low

39°


(2002)

95°


(1962)
Record High
Conditions

Saturday, February 17 2024

This was the second time this winter we had two snow events in a four-day period. The first two in January both reached or surpassed expectations. This week’s dual events both ended up underperforming in many areas, while some hit or even overachieved. 

Baltimore’s BWI did record 2.2 inches of snow, which is on target with my forecast all the way. But the north end did not hit the high end.. with the exception of the 6 to 10 inches of snow in a narrow band just north of Harrisburg. Far Western Maryland did hit the high-end snow, but Southern Maryland hardly got stickage as it remained just a little too warm for full stickage!

This event simply raced through faster and did not get to intensify to pull in the colder air, as I suggested. There was no thunder snow, and for many near and south of Baltimore, the stickage was mostly on the grass.

Where it did snow, it was a bit more wet and sticky than I expected. That did result in some beautiful views like these when the sun rose:

 

The difficult factor with this storm was that for about 24 to 30 hours prior it seemed like every new package of model data supported an increasing intensity event. That is, until right before it began to snow.

The snow did fall and stick. There were many in central Maryland that hit the 2 to 4-inch range. 

I made a confession on my Facebook page this morning: I was out of town on a trip with my son. I was juggling our time away and spent some hours doing model analysis and updates from my phone. Once at a hockey game and the other at a restaurant. This left me lacking my in-depth deep dive right before it began. 

I remained with my initial forecast for posterity, even in the face of The National Weather Service increasing their snow totals. Where I feel I let you down was putting their increased snow maps front and center for simplicity. 

 

Snow Report Maps

NWS Spotters

Maryland

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Maryland

My Call For Snowfall

I did confess on my morning Facebook report that I accept my fail. While looking at my map compared with the reports above, it wasn’t too horrible. Much of my 4 to 6-inch zone fell into the 2 to 4-inch range. Far Southern Maryland also fell short due to temps remaining too warm for full stickage.

My Western Maryland snow call did work out!

February 16 weather my call for snowfall Saturday

 

National Weather Service Final Call: Maryland

This was the map I posted Friday evening and that 5 to 8 inch range was forecast flop. 

Snow Forecast Maryland NWS February 16

 

More Local Maps

Northeastern Maryland 

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Maryland Northeast

 

Central Maryland, North of Baltimore 

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Central Maryland

 

Metro Baltimore 

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Baltimore Maryland

 

Metro Washington 

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Washington

 

Maryland Front Ridge

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Maryland Front Ridge

 

Maryland High Western Mountains

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Maryland Mountains

 

Southern Pennsylvania 

I have heard the range across York County was between 1/2 inch to 4 inches.

The POWER ZONE was the band of heavy snow that set up North of Harrisburg, where 6 to 10 inches of snow fell.

Higher amounts were measured farther east along and north of I-78 towards Reading, where 8 to 12 inches fell in the storm bull’s eye.

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Pennsylvania

 

Delaware

February 17 Snow Spotter Storm Reports Delaware

Snow Spotter List

From NWS Sterling VA Office

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION                TOTAL      TIME/DATE  COMMENTS               

                     SNOWFALL       MEASURED

                     (inches)               

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

…District of Columbia…

  Dalecarlia Reservoir    1.2   800 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

  Washington 3 NE         0.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

MARYLAND

…Allegany County…

  Frostburg               3.6   921 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

  Bellegrove 1 SSE        3.0   803 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Ridgeley 1 NW           3.0   139 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Potomac Park 2 NW       2.6   924 AM  2/17  Dept of Highways       

  Cumberland              2.0   700 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

…Anne Arundel County…

  Severn 2 W              2.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  BWI Airport             2.2   700 AM  2/17  Official NWS Obs       

  Severn 1 SSE            2.2   600 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Glen Burnie 1 WSW       1.9   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Odenton 1 N             1.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Laurel 4 E              1.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Pasadena 1 SE           1.5   600 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Crofton 1 SSE           1.5   335 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Chelsea Beach           1.4   650 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Crownsville 3 SSW       1.0   600 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Birdsville  WSW         0.8   730 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Arnold 2 N              0.5   800 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Baltimore County…

  Rosedale 2 S            4.0   700 AM  2/17  HADS                   

  Bentley Springs 1 E     4.0   745 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Long Green 1 SW         3.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Towson 1 SW             3.7   815 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Brooklandville 2 NNW    3.6   514 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Long Green 2 NW         3.5   838 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Reisterstown            3.4   331 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Glyndon 1 SW            3.2   907 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Kingsville 1 E          2.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Catonsville 1 SSE       2.2   815 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Edgemere  SE            2.0   635 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Upper Falls 2 SW        2.0   750 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  White Marsh 2 ESE       1.6   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Baltimore City…

  Mount Washington 1 N    3.6   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Pimlico  SE             2.5   615 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Baltimore 2 SW          1.5   330 AM  2/17  Public                 

…Calvert County…

  Huntingtown 3 NNW       0.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Eagle Harbor 3 E        0.2   830 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Prince Frederick 1 W    0.2   800 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Prince Frederick 1 S    0.1   600 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Carroll County…

  Westminster 6 NE        4.3   518 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Columbia 2 NNE          4.0   709 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Millers 4 NE            3.4   730 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

  Westminster  SE         3.2   820 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Gamber 1 WNW            3.1   900 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Marston 2 N             3.1   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Eldersburg 1 SE         3.0   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Westminster 3 SSW       3.0   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Eldersburg 1 E          3.0   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Uniontown 3 N           2.7   715 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Taneytown  NE           2.2   850 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Cecil County…

  Rock Springs 1 ESE      3.8   625 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Fair Hill 1 SW          3.0   835 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Elkton 5 NW             2.7   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Charles County…

  Bryantown 2 NE          0.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Waldorf 3 S             0.3   800 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Frederick County…

  Pleasant Walk 1 NNE     2.5   800 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Bloomfield 2 WSW        2.2   300 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Ballenger Creek 1 NN    2.2   750 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Green Valley 1 WNW      2.0   719 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Adamstown 1 ESE         1.9   700 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Frederick 1 S           1.6   806 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Emmitsburg 2 SE         1.0   655 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

…Garrett County…

  Accident 4 E            6.7  1036 AM  2/17  Public                 

  Accident 3 NNE          6.5   950 AM  2/17  Dept of Highways       

  Mountain Lake Park 1    6.0   953 AM  2/17  Dept of Highways       

  Oakland                 6.0   937 AM  2/17  Dept of Highways       

  Grantsville 7 WNW       5.7   730 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Grantsville 4 E         5.5   952 AM  2/17  Dept of Highways       

  Grantsville 5 W         5.3   936 AM  2/17  Dept of Highways       

  Deer Park 4 NNE         5.1   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Barton                  4.8   928 AM  2/17  Public                 

  Mc Henry 4 SE           4.0   929 AM  2/17  Park/Forest Srvc       

…Harford County…

  Forest Hill 1 NNW       4.9   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Chrome Hill 2 SE        4.6   434 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Norrisville 1 WSW       4.1   650 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Jarrettsville 2 ESE     3.8   600 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Bel Air 2 E             3.5   830 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Bel Air 2 W             3.5   715 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Bel Air                 3.5   820 AM  2/17  Public                 

  Forest Hill 3 SW        3.3   750 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Churchville 1 N         3.3   357 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Kingsville 3 NNE        2.2   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Bynum 1 E               1.5   810 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Aberdeen Proving Gro    1.5   407 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Howard County…

  Sykesville 3 SE         4.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Glenwood 1 SSW          3.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Simpsonville  E         3.5   930 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Sykesville 2 SSE        3.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Ellicott City 1 WSW     3.0   740 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Elkridge 2 W            3.0   545 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Ilchester 1 W           2.7   815 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Clarksville 2 N         2.6   500 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Simpsonville 1 SSE      2.6   358 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  West Friendship 2 NW    2.5  1026 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Columbia 3 SSE          2.4   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Laurel 3 NNE            2.3   601 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Elkridge                2.3   830 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  North Laurel 2 ESE      2.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Laurel 1 NNE            2.0   600 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Columbia                2.0   600 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

…Montgomery County…

  Damascus 1 SE           3.2   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Clarksburg 2 SE         3.2   814 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Laytonsville 5 NNW      3.2   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Gaithersburg 1 ESE      3.1   757 AM  2/17  Public                 

  Damascus 3 SSW          3.1   800 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

  Damascus 1 S            3.0   741 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Olney 1 ENE             2.8   640 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Gaithersburg 2 E        2.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Ashton-Sandy Springs    2.7   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Montgomery Village 1    2.7   630 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Germantown 5 NNE        2.6   600 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Olney                   2.5   840 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Washington Grove 1 N    2.5   956 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Laytonsville 2 WNW      2.4   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Norbeck 1 ESE           2.4   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Gaithersburg 3 NE       2.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Colesville 2 W          2.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Rockville 1 SSE         2.1   845 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Rossmoor 1 ESE          2.1   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Germantown 1 SE         2.0   908 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Gaithersburg 1 SW       1.9   440 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Rockville 3 E           1.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  North Potomac 4 N       1.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Potomac 1 NNW           1.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  White Oak 1 N           1.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Four Corners 1 ESE      1.4   738 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Silver Spring 6 NNE     1.4   455 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Potomac 3 NE            1.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Takoma Park 1 NNW       0.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Prince Georges County…

  Greenbelt 1 N           0.8   915 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Bowie 2 SSE             0.7   815 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Bowie 4 S               0.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Fort Washington 1 SS    0.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Washington County…

  Sabillasville 2 NNW     3.5   742 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Maugansville  WSW       2.8   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Hagerstown 4 NNW        2.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Boonsboro 3 NNE         2.7   600 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Pecktonville 3 NNW      2.5   630 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Hancock 1 ESE           2.5   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Hagerstown 1 ENE        2.1   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Williamsport 3 ENE      2.0   600 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Fairplay 3 ENE          2.0   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

VIRGINIA

…Arlington County…

  Reagan National Apt     0.1   700 AM  2/17  Official NWS Obs       

  Rosslyn 1 S             0.1   330 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…City of Fairfax…

  Fairfax 1 N             0.6   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Clarke County…

  Berryville 1 NNW        2.5   605 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Culpeper County…

  Reva 1 SSE              1.3   800 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Rixeyville 3 N          1.0   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Cardova 2 NW            0.8   730 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Fairfax County…

  Herndon 1 NNE           1.2   255 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Herndon 2 ENE           1.1   850 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Vienna 3 N              1.1   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Falls Church 2 W        1.0   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Fairfax 1 SW            1.0   322 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Reston 2 N              1.0   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Oakton  E               0.9   800 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Vienna                  0.8   700 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

  Herndon 3 S             0.8   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Fairfax 3 W             0.6   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  West Springfield 2 W    0.6   745 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Mantua 1 S              0.5   800 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Springfield 2 SW        0.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Falls Church  SE        0.2   730 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Alexandria 6 SSW        0.2   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Franconia 1 SSE         0.1   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Fauquier County…

  Marshall 8 SW           1.0   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Broad Run 3 SSW         1.0   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Warrenton 3 SE          0.9   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Frederick County…

  Cedar Hill 4 NNW        2.6   731 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Winchester 3 NE         1.5   713 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Stephens City 2 E       1.0   200 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Highland County…

  Hightown 5 NW           7.5  1040 AM  2/17  Public                 

  Monterey 1 SW           2.3   540 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Mill Gap 1 SW           0.8   600 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

  Monterey 7 SSW          0.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Loudoun County…

  Bloomery 3 ESE          2.8   630 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Lovettsville            2.5   510 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Leesburg 2 NNE          2.0   854 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Hillsboro 3 NE          2.0   923 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Round Hill 3 WSW        1.9   900 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Purcellville            1.8   830 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

  Purcellville 2 NNE      1.8   915 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Arcola 3 NNE            1.5   253 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Dulles International    1.1   700 AM  2/17  Official NWS Obs       

  Arcola 3 S              1.0   316 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Arcola 1 WNW            1.0   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Madison County…

  Madison 7 NNW           0.7   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Page County…

  Honeyville 1 ESE        1.2   630 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Prince William County…

  Woolsey 1 SW            1.2   645 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Independent Hill 3 N    1.1   514 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Manassas 5 SE           1.1   600 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Manassas 6 SE           1.0   530 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Manassas 3 NNW          0.7   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Dale City 1 W           0.3   930 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Rappahannock County…

  Sperryville             1.1   500 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

…Rockingham County…

  Elkton                  0.6   818 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Harrisonburg 4 SE       0.1   800 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Shenandoah County…

  Edinburg 2 E            1.5   645 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Strasburg 4 N           1.2   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Alonzaville 2 ENE       0.8   850 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Stafford County…

  Stafford 6 WNW          0.3   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Ramoth 1 W                T   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Warren County…

  Karo 1 WSW              1.5   700 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

WEST VIRGINIA

…Berkeley County…

  Johnsontown 1 S         2.5   742 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Falling Waters 2 NW     2.5   225 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Martinsburg 2 E         2.3   827 AM  2/17  NWS Employee           

  Bunker Hill 2 SW        2.3   635 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  Shepherdstown 4 NNW     2.0   800 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Grant County…

  Mount Storm             7.0  1026 AM  2/17  Dept of Highways       

  Bayard                  5.5   700 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

  Jordan Run              3.0  1025 AM  2/17  Public                 

…Hampshire County…

  Romney 1 SW             3.0   700 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

…Hardy County…

  Rig  NW                 4.2   800 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

  McNeill 3 NNW           4.0   657 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

…Jefferson County…

  Millville 1 ESE         2.8   720 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Bloomery 3 SSE          1.8   648 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Harpers Ferry 13 SSW    1.5   700 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

…Mineral County…

  Keyser                  5.0   203 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Russelldale 3 NNE       4.5  1022 AM  2/17  Dept of Highways       

  Burlington  E           3.4   830 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Keyser 2 SSW            3.2   700 AM  2/17  Co-Op Observer         

…Pendleton County…

  Deer Run 2 WSW          4.0  1027 AM  2/17  Trained Spotter        

  Fort Seybert 3 NE       2.6   600 AM  2/17  CoCoRaHS               

 

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RESTATING MY MESSAGE ABOUT DYSLEXIA

I am aware there are some spelling and grammar typos and occasional other glitches. I take responsibility for my mistakes and even the computer glitches I may miss. I have made a few public statements over the years, but if you are new here, you may have missed it: I have dyslexia and found out during my second year at Cornell University. It didn’t stop me from getting my meteorology degree and being the first to get the AMS CBM in the Baltimore/Washington region. One of my professors told me that I had made it that far without knowing and to not let it be a crutch going forward. That was Mark Wysocki, and he was absolutely correct! I do miss my mistakes in my own proofreading. The autocorrect spell check on my computer sometimes does an injustice to make it worse. I also can make mistakes in forecasting. No one is perfect at predicting the future. All of the maps and information are accurate. The ‘wordy’ stuff can get sticky.  There has been no editor who can check my work when I need it and have it ready to send out in a newsworthy timeline. Barbara Werner is a member of the web team that helps me maintain this site. She has taken it upon herself to edit typos when she is available. That could be AFTER you read this. I accept this and perhaps proves what you read is really from me… It’s part of my charm. #FITF