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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | October 31, 2012
The National Weather Service in Sterling has released more rain and snow totals based on observations from highway departments and volunteer observers. Some highlights: Snow 6 inches of snow was measured 11 a.m. Tuesday in Frostburg. Rain 9.5 inches in Churchton, Anne Arundel 8.4 inches in Dundalk, Baltimore County 7.8 inches near Rosedale, Baltimore County 6.08 inches in Bowley's Quarters, Baltimore County 7.52 inches near Pimlico in the city 6.9 inches near Columbia 9.3 inches near Greenbelt in Prince George's Wind  69 mph in Annapolis 68 mph in Dundalk 59 mph near the Inner Harbor See the full list here.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Wintry weather dragged on Tuesday, with light snow falling by midday expected to bring a slushy couple of inches of snow. The National Weather Service predicts 1-3 inches across the region, with a winter weather advisory in effect until midnight. But accumulating snow likely will stick to grassy surfaces for the most part, as the springtime sun makes accumulation difficult on pavement. Snow was expected to continue into mid-afternoon. State Highway Administration crews treated roadways ahead of the storm, expecting slick spots once snow starts falling by midmorning Tuesday and possibly lasting into the evening.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Forecasts suggest a mix of snow, sleet and rain from Sunday afternoon through Monday in the Baltimore area. Meteorologists expect a low-pressure system to form and pass over the region Monday, bringing some messy precipitation ahead of it and likely snow behind it, according the National Weather Service. Forecasters predict a mix of rain and sleet Sunday night, with temperatures in the lower- to mid-30s. Precipitation was expected to shift to rain with temperatures climbing into the lower 40s Monday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
An inch or two of snow is expected across the Baltimore area Tuesday, with 2-4 inches possible in parts of Carroll, Baltimore and Harford counties. A storm is expected to move up from the Carolinas, bringing precipitation from the southern Appalachians to New England. While a significant snowstorm is expected in Boston and on Cape Cod, the mid-Atlantic was expected to be spared of the heaviest precipitation. Much of the snow could also fall while the sun is still up, which would likely limit accumulation to grassy surfaces.
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By Scott Dance | April 26, 2012
Thursday's rain showers, plus more expected Saturday, could bring lacking April showers closer to par for the month. About a quarter of an inch of rain fell at BWI Marshall Airport on Thursday morning. More fell downtown, with 0.33 inches measured at the Maryland Science Center. Another band of showers is expected Thursday afternoon, some of which could include thunderstorms. That could bring at least another quarter of an inch, according to the National Weather Service. While a more than 4-inch rainfall deficit remains in the Baltimore area, even after a rainy weekend, the deficit for April is about an inch.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 22, 1999
Sleet fell in the Baltimore metropolitan area yesterday, arriving in the afternoon on blasts of cold air pouring into the Chesapeake region from the north and northwest. The precipitation was expected to end this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.Jim Wiesmueller, a weather service forecaster in Sterling, Va., said moisture from the southwestern part of the country mixed with the cold air to create "ice pellets," or sleet.Temperatures were just below 40 degrees at rush hour last night, Wiesmueller said.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be sunny, with a high near 52 and northwest winds between 7 and 11 miles per hour. Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 34 and north winds around 7 miles per hour. Wednesday is expected to be snowy, mainly after 1 p.m., with a high of 38 and northeast winds around 5 miles per hour or less. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible. Wednesday night is expected to be snowy, mainly before 7 p.m., with a low around 35 and winds becoming westerly around 6 miles per hour.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | December 15, 2005
Light snow was expected to begin falling by 8 a.m. today around the Baltimore metropolitan area, changing to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain by midmorning and making for hazardous travel conditions throughout the region during the evening commute. The National Weather Service has issued a 24-hour winter weather advisory beginning today at 7 a.m. for the city and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties and an ice storm warning for northern Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff Writer | March 26, 1993
A combination of snow and rain that produced record-setting March precipitation has left athletic fields in unplayable condition and forced the postponement of 38 varsity outdoor high school sports events through yesterday.Opening day for most sports was scheduled for last Monday, and officials are not certain whether any games will be played today.The previous March record for precipitation at Baltimore-Washington International Airport was 6.8 inches. As of yesterday, March precipitation was 7.47 inches.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2012
Baltimore still has a slight chance of snow before 3 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The skies will shift from cloudy to partly cloudy overnight. The low is expected around 29 degrees with west winds between 7 and 9 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A small-craft advisory is in effect Thursday evening for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the lower tidal Potomac River. Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 38 and north winds between 3 and 10 miles per hour.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
A snowy St. Patrick's Day could be ahead with a chance for wintry precipitation overnight Sunday into Monday. Highs were expected in the mid-40s Sunday, with precipitation starting to fall in the afternoon or evening as rain. But colder air was expected to move in overnight, with lows reaching the upper 20s. National Weather Service forecasters said they don't expect accumulating snow. Highs around 60 degrees are forecast Friday and Saturday, and warm ground plus strengthening in the sun's rays generally makes it difficult for snow to accumulate in March unless it falls overnight.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
A storm that was feared to bring another bout of wintry precipitation to the region Wednesday looks to keep snow to the north of Maryland, but for a possible dusting by early Thursday. Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s when showers arrive Wednesday afternoon, but with temperatures plunging as a cold front moves in behind the rain, according to the National Weather Service. Lows early Thursday were expected in the mid-20s, bringing a chance that any precipitation lingering into the early morning could fall as snow.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Forecasts suggest a mix of snow, sleet and rain from Sunday afternoon through Monday in the Baltimore area. Meteorologists expect a low-pressure system to form and pass over the region Monday, bringing some messy precipitation ahead of it and likely snow behind it, according the National Weather Service. Forecasters predict a mix of rain and sleet Sunday night, with temperatures in the lower- to mid-30s. Precipitation was expected to shift to rain with temperatures climbing into the lower 40s Monday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Frigid cold may be out of the weather forecast, but it should still feel like winter next week, with chances of snow and ice forecast Monday and Tuesday. Precipitation could start late Sunday night or early Monday morning, with light rain and snow possible through the morning rush hour. The National Weather Service forecasts a 50 percent chance of precipitation Monday. High temperatures are forecast in the mid-30s. Local meteorologist "Eric the Red" suggests it could be a nuisance-level event for commuters, with precipitation falling as a wet mix of rain and snow, unlike the recent accumulations of dry, powdery snow.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Jim Cantore came to Baltimore looking for heavy snow, but all he got was some slush - plus a hot dog and a couple of six-packs of beer. The Weather Channel personality follows extreme weather across the country, but the weather was less severe than expected when he reported live from Pratt Street on Tuesday. So he took up some employees of downtown advertising firm Planit on an offer for some beer, and a chef from the Yard Bar and Grille brought him the restaurant's signature Yard Dog. A system that was forecast to bring a punch of fast-accumulating snow to the region underperformed after predicted bands of intense precipitation failed to materialize.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
A rainy Friday is forecast in the Baltimore area, with blustery winds and temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Overnight lows were expected to drop into the mid- to lower-50s and hovering around there through midday. Winds of 10-20 mph were forecast. About three-quarters of an inch of rain was expected between late Thursday night and early Saturday morning. Temperatures are forecast to drop to the lower 40s downtown and the mid-30s in the suburbs Friday night into Saturday morning, with colder air moving in Saturday.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers TaNoah Morgan, Donna R. Engle and Frank D. Roylance contributed to this article | December 14, 1996
Rainy weather that has made Baltimore seem more like soggy Seattle established 1996 as the third-wettest year since meteorologists began keeping totals in 1871 and pushed the city to within 5 inches of the rainfall record.The all-time soggiest year was 1889, when 62.35 inches of precipitation fell in the Baltimore area. This year, Baltimore-Washington International Airport would have to get 4.83 inches more before New Year's Day to claim the title.Not everyone is hoping that it'll get there.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1997
The National Weather Service, concluding its search for the culprit responsible for all the lousy weather in 1996, has identified a suspect.Blame it on the troughs, the service said.Troughs, explains meteorologist Chris Strong, are streams of cold air pushing down from the polar regions."From last November, we just happened to be pretty consistent with a trough over the eastern part of the United States," said Strong, who works out of the weather service's Sterling, Va., office. "That's brought a lot of cold weather, cloudy weather, wet weather," he said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
It could be wet or an icy mess for the Ravens/Vikings game Sunday, but which type of precipitation falls will be a game-time decision. Forecasters remain mixed on where to pin down the lines between rain, ice and sleet or snow for a system expected to pass over the region throughout Sunday. Generally, the further north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor, the more likely frozen precipitation is. But in Baltimore, forecasting models have gone back and forth between giving the city a cold rain or a messy, wintry mix. As of Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service was predicting temperatures slightly above freezing on Sunday, with wind chills in the 20s and snow in the morning, turning to a wintry mix and eventually rain or freezing rain.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
A cold and snowy pattern setting up over the western United States this week could reach Maryland on Sunday, in time for the Ravens/Vikings game at M&T Bank Stadium. It appears what form the precipitation falls in could be a game-time decision, however, with a tricky line between liquid and frozen precipitation over the Baltimore area. The National Weather Service had been forecasting a 60-70 percent chance of snow and sleet Sunday in Baltimore as of Tuesday morning, but by the evening, it had shifted the forecast to all rain.
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