Snowing Hard on Eastern Shore; About 6 inches by night

Posted on January 30, 2010


It’s snowing hard across the Eastern Shore of Maryland at mid-day Saturday. The snowstorm is moving north through Maryland. On the Shore, the snow is expected to intensify over the next few hours, and accumulate to about 6 inches by nightfall. Many community activities are being canceled.

In West Ocean City, an inch or 2 of snow covers the streets, and a fine snow is falling steadily. I haven’t been out on main highways yet.

There’s a gale warning in effect for Ocean City until 10 p.m. Saturday. North-northeast winds 10-20 mph today, increasing to 15-25 mph this evening. The high temperature today will be only about 24, going down to 19 tonight. Snow is expected to continue throughout the afternoon and evening.

It’s snowing on the Western Shore too, all the way to the mountains. This might be one of those rare occasions when Maryland gets more snow on the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay. I think they’re expecting up to 5 inches of snow in the D.C.-Baltimore area.

After the snow stops, we can expect mostly sunny weather for Sunday and the coming week.