Ocean City Winter Weather Update, 12-19-2009

Posted on December 19, 2009


No snow in Ocean City, Maryland, Saturday morning. Rain all day. Gale warning, winds 25 to 40 mph, gusting to 50 mph. Heavy surf. Possible coastal flooding. Temperature at 9:35 a.m.: the TV says 42 in Ocean City; my thermometer in West Ocean City says 38. It isn’t at all unusual to have a difference of several degrees between Atlantic Avenue (the Boardwalk) and Golf Course Road in West OC.

They’re still saying we might get three to five inches of snow here tonight. We’ll see. The predicted low is around 30. I’d say the chances for a white Christmas on the Eastern Shore are about the same as a snowball’s chances in . . .  Any accumulation we have on the Shore will likely melt before Christmas.

It’s a different story, on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay. Lots of Snow throughout that part of Maryland. They say there’s plenty of snow for skiing in Western Maryland, near Deep Creek Lake. There usually is, during the winter. Plenty of snow in the mountains from Western North Carolina through Pennsylvania. It’s not Vermont, and it’s not Aspen. But hey, have fun!