Snowstorm (Blizzard) Moving Northeast Through Maryland

Posted on February 10, 2010


Snowiest winter ever in Maryland. At 3 p.m. Wednesday, the center of the low-pressure system out over the Atlantic Ocean has moved northeast from Virginia, and is now reported offshore at about Cape May, N.J. It’s heading toward New York City and Long Island, and they can have it.

Some major highways are reported too dangerous even to plow right now from Montgomery County, MD, to New York City. Some roof collapses due to heavy snow, particularly in poultry houses on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Snow continues to fall and blow in West Ocean City, MD. Temperatures are in the low-to mid-20s on the Eastern Shore and in most of Central Maryland. Heavy snow is expected to continue in the next few hours in Maryland, and taper off gradually in the early evening. We’re expecting blizzard conditions on this part of the Eastern Shore this evening. The last of the snow in Maryland should move northeast offshore at Ocean City at about 10 tonight.

Winds 25 to 40 mph in Ocean City, this afternoon, with gusts over 40, and possible gusts of 50 or more this evening. Only about 4 or 5 inches of new snow accumulation at Ocean City, hopefully.

The heaviest snow accumulation in Maryland, reaching 20 inches of new snow or more, is northern Carroll, Baltimore, and Harford Counties.