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By: cws6196, 4:51 PM GMT on October 30, 2009
A Ghoulish & Scary Halloween to All!!
For all those who have "trick or treaters" here is your weather ... actually it's not all that bad. Most of Saturday will be unseasonably warm thanks to a Southerly air flow into Central MD. A cold front approaches in the Afternoon, thus the chance for rain. But luckily for those on this list, the rain I see is very light rain, and not steady either. For most, the rain should begin late Afternoon, sometime after 3:00 or 4:00, and then lightly rain off and on until at least 10:00 or so.
So, not a total washout, but not the best of weather ... but then again, clouds, rain mist, dampness ... perfect weather for ghosts and ghouls .....
Updated: 3:20 PM GMT on October 31, 2009
By: cws6196, 5:13 PM GMT on October 18, 2009
Here is the official snow totals for MD. And it's only mid-October! Did anyone else see any snow?
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:47 AM EDT on October 18, 2009
The following are observations taken during the past 24 hours
for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended
to Highway departments...cooperative observers...Skywarn spotters
and media for these reports.
********************storm total snowfall********************
Location storm total time/date comments
Freeland 0.5 500 am 10/18
Millers 0.3 330 am 10/18 coop observer
Shady Spring 0.3 400 am 10/18 spotter
By: cws6196, 3:31 PM GMT on October 10, 2009
...this is from a blog from the Baltimore Sun...
Obama + Nobel Prize = Snow?!
via Maryland Weather by Frank Roylance on 10/9/09
From the brains of AccuWeather.com archivists comes the following insight: In years past, when American presidents have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the following winters have been cold and snowy in the Northeast.
Not sure what the science behind this phenomenon could possibly be. Coincidence, maybe?
Whatever, here's the short version:
1906: Theodore Roosevelt wins the award. The winter of 1906-1907 brings a severe February nor'easter to the coast and as much as 10 inches of snow between Feb. 4 and 6.
1919: Woodrow Wilson wins the Nobel, and January 1920 brings ice, sleet and snow to the Northeast. In February, 4-7, heavy snow drops from Maine to Virginia.
2002: Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and the winter of 2002-2003 brings the Feb. 14-19 storm that dumped 15 to 30 inches along the East Coast. Baltimore is buried in 28.2 inches, the deepest snowfall on record for the city.
By: cws6196, 2:54 PM GMT on October 09, 2009
Various weather outlets have been posting their Winter predictions and I have been asked "where is yours?" To be honest, climatology is not my thing; storm forecasting and chasing, snow predictions, those are my passions and what I feel I do well. Hence, up to now, no Winter prediction from me.
I have seen predictions for the mid-Atlantic range from normal to multiple blizzards. This far out, who really knows. But if you want to know my take, here it is. Based on my readings and reviewing some history, I feel this Winter for the mid-Atlantic will be a bit cooler then normal with average snowfall amounts. That being said, if we do see an average snowfall Winter, that will actually mean we will see more snow then we have in a couple years! The last few years we have seen below normal snowfall Winters. So when I say we will have a "normal" snowfall Winter and there is a lot of snow on the ground, keep in mind the historical perspective.