(From the Maryland Weather blog)
It would have been hard to design a storm better suited to slam the region during both rush hours on Thursday. After a surprise couple of inches in the morning delivered an uppercut to commuters making their way to work before daybreak, the back end of the same system swung a hard right to the chin in time for the evening rush.
The result was commuter purgatory. Emails from colleagues stuck on the JFX for hours, or on clogged city streets, encouraged us stragglers in the newsroom to find hotel rooms. I've just made it home after a night with nothing but a warm bed, dirty clothes and a hotel toothbrush.NOAA/NWS
For the record, city streets - at least the main routes downtown - were scraped and salted to mostly wet pavement by 6:30 a.m. The JFX was just wet, although the shoulders were lined with abandoned cars. The Beltway and I-83 north were just wet. York Road by 7 a.m. was still rough, with lots of packed snow and ice.
Our local streets were plowed but snow-covered. I got in just fine, except for the plow-plug where my car was supposed to go. I'd post a photo, but my camera is still back in the newsroom.
But enough about me. Below are some snow totals from the CoCoRaHS Network. Damascus takes the brass ring on that list this morning, with 12.3 inches. The official total at BWI-Marshall Airport was 7.8 inches through midnight. That brings the season's total to 12.1 inches, just a half-foot shy of the seasonal average for Baltimore.
Based on the snow tally and snow map from the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. Winfield, in Carroll County, would seem to have the lead there, at 12 inches
Elkridge, Howard Co,: 11 inches
Catonsville, Baltimore Co.: 9.5 inches
Kingsville, Baltimore Co.: 9.4 inches
Silver Spring, Montgomery: 9.3 inches
The WeatherDeck in Cockeysville: 9.0 inches
Frederick: 9.0 inches
Cumberland, Allegany: 9.0 inches
Mt. Airy, Carroll: 8 inches
Jarrettsville, Harford; 6 inches
Deale, Anne Arundel: 3.5 inches