Maryland Snowstorm: Here We Go Again

Posted on February 4, 2010


What is happening in the Mid-Atlantic region this winter?

Here in Maryland, we’re looking at another BIG low-pressure system coming out of the South on Friday and moving up the Interstate-95 corridor, just like the record December snowstorm. Who knew that snowstorms follow the Interstate Highway System?

There’s nothing I can say that would top the adjectives being used by the weather experts. Suffice it to say that Central Maryland could get two feet of snow Friday and Saturday. Predictions call for snow to begin Friday morning or afternoon, with heavy snow continuing all night. Near-blizzard conditions possible. (Thursday afternoon, I hear that the storm track may be changing slightly. Stay tuned.)

The heaviest snow is predicted on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay. Maybe a bit lighter in Southern Maryland. It is possible that the heavy snow will brush right past the Lower Eastern Shore, as was the case in December. Here in Ocean City, we might get only a dusting of 1 or 2 inches.

Excellent sources for snow information are Frank Roylance’s Maryland Weather Blog, and WBAL radio and TV in Baltimore.

If you’re not already in the snow spirit, scroll down a few screens to see beautiful photos of last weekend’s snow in Ocean City. Later this evening, I plan to post some West Ocean City snow photos taken last Sunday. I also have some interesting stats regarding snow history on Assateague Island, which I’ll put up when I get a chance.