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March 18, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

Eager to enrich the language and the lore of Maryland weather, we recently posted a query from Gene Heyler of Columbia, who wanted to know whether Marylanders had any colloquial names for early spring snowfalls. In northern Pennsylvania, he said, they speak of "Easter snows" or "onion snows." Ruth Ann Ches of Baltimore had one: "As a child, we talked about the `robin snow,' which occurred after the sightings of the first robins in the spring." Perfect.

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