The Weather Blog

March 29, 2009|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Today is the 67th anniversary of the "Palm Sunday Storm" in 1942, which remains the heaviest March snowfall on record for Baltimore. The "surprise" storm began as rain but changed to snow and dumped 22 inches here, doubling the March record and stopping the city in its tracks. The "freak" snow was declared good for the war effort, boosting water supplies and sparing gas, oil and tires.

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