Thanksgiving 1938 brought record-breaking snow

November 22, 2012|By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

A record-breaking storm struck on Thanksgiving Day in 1938 across Maryland.

While November had started off mild, the storm brought as much as 14 inches of snow in Harford County, with 8.5 inches in Baltimore over two days, according to an article on Baltimore winter storms on the National Weather Service’s Baltimore/Washington website.

"Hundred of automobiles were snowbound on the highway during the Thanksgiving Holiday travel period," according to the article.

The storm still holds the records for snowfall in Baltimore for the dates of Nov. 24-25.

Enjoy much milder weather today -- highs are forecast to reach near 60 with sunny skies. Happy Thanksgiving.

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