Snowing and High Winds In Maryland, 02-10-2010

Posted on February 10, 2010


At mid-day, already 11.5 inches of snow accumulation is reported in the Baltimore area, 15 inches reported in Westminster, Carroll County. The northern part of Central Maryland north into Pennsylvania is predicted to receive 20 inches of snow or more today.

“We’re experiencing blizzard conditions in every single county and  every part of Maryland,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said at five minutes after noon.

Roads are closed in Baltimore City for at least the next several hours, Gov. O’Malley said. No vehicles allowed on the streets of Baltimore, except emergency vehicles.

“This is Phase 3, this is as deep as it gets,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake.

Much of Central Maryland in the Baltimore region, and the Northern Eastern Shore, is in the snow belt expecting 10 to 20 inches of snow; the Washington area and Southern Maryland is expecting new snow in the 5-10 inch range. All of that snow, of course, is in addition to the snow already on the ground from the snowstorms of the past two weekends.

In Ocean City, we had a little rain and sleet overnight, no accumulation. At mid-day, we have light to moderate snow falling, and blowing snow from time to time.