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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
If Maryland plays North Carolina on Wednesday half as well as it did the last time a monster snowfall hit the region, Mark Turgeon will be a happy man. With weather forecasters calling for up to a foot or more of snow starting tonight and into tomorrow, it brought back memories of the Terps' famous 92-71 rout of the Tar Heels at Comcast Center in February 2010. I covered it, and it was the wildest frat-house atmosphere I've ever seen at a basketball game. They called that storm “Snowmageddon” or “Snowpocalypse.” The roads were a mess, and at first, Maryland officials were actually telling fans not to drive to the game.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
A winter that hasn't pulled any punches has started to sock the region again Monday, with as much as 8 inches of snow expected followed by another round or two of single-digit temperatures. As of 5:30 a.m. about an inch has fallen in Reisterstown and the city, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest snows in the region were expected south of Baltimore as a storm stretching from Colorado to Massachusetts plows across the country. The National Weather Service forecast as much as 10 inches of snow in Southern Maryland, 4 to 8 inches across Central Maryland and lesser amounts toward the Mason-Dixon Line falling Monday, on top of one-tenth inch of ice. The forecast had officials renewing calls for motorists to delay travel and for residents to be prepared for power outages.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Count one more prognosticator among those calling for a snowy winter in Maryland -- the Farmer's Almanac. The publication's winter outlook calls for cold and moisture across the Northeast and Great Lakes region. That could mean a lot of snow for the northern parts, but some sleet and rain mixed in for the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley, according to the forecast. The almanac has pegged  February 12 - 15 and March 20 - 23 for "major coastal storms along the Atlantic seaboard" -- as in, potential repeats of Snowmageddon-like storms.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Thursday's second round of snow, sleet and rain was so intense it spawned reports around the region of thundersnow, that bizarre winter weather phenomenon that acquainted itself with many around Baltimore in a snowy winter four years ago. Two or three cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were reported in Anne Arundel County between about 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, said Eric Wanenchak, a meteorologist with AccuWeather.com. A mix of sleet and snow was falling at that time, an indication that there was some warm air overhead mixing in with the cold.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
Three years ago today, Baltimore was being buried with upwards of 2 feet of snow in some areas in its heaviest December snowfall on record. The storm was something of a surprise, according to the Maryland Weather blog archives: Even a day before it arrived, snowfall predictions were lower but quickly creeping upward. National Weather Service forecasters called for 5-10 inches across the region at first , while other weather watchers predicted a foot or more. The weather service later that day, Dec. 18, bumped its forecast to 1 to 2 feet . Foot's Forecast, which that winter gained a significant following during the December storm and Snowmageddon that February, pegged it nearly on the nose with a prediction of 2 feet of snow.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
This morning's light snowfall came as a surprise to many and snarled the morning commute, and more systems like it could be on the way over the next week, forecasters say. Signs aren't pointing to any major storms, though. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for snow chances Saturday night into early Sunday as well as Monday night through Wednesday, in what the weather service's Baltimore/Washington office is calling an "active winter pattern. " For the Saturday-to-Sunday event, accumulations of 1-2 inches are expected across the Baltimore area.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
Despite recent indications from climate forecasters that El Nino is looking less likely for the winter, AccuWeather is holding firm predictions of above-normal snowfall for the Northeast because of a persistent weather pattern. Severe weather forecaster Henry Margusity points to the repeated blocking patterns that could continue to dominate throught the winter. The patterns involve high pressure settled over the northern Atlantic and often produce storms like the nor'easter that dumped snow on areas recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
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Dan Rodricks | March 25, 2013
Here's a question for a snowy day in spring: Will Marylanders, and Baltimoreans in particular, ever grow so accustomed to snow that they stop worrying so much about it? Could climate change do enough crazy things to the atmosphere to bring us more snow on a regular basis - and even in late March or April - therefore making Marylanders less snowanoid? Will we soon see the day when kids and their parents trudge on to school and work when just 2 or 3 inches of snow fall on the area?
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Thursday's second round of snow, sleet and rain was so intense it spawned reports around the region of thundersnow, that bizarre winter weather phenomenon that acquainted itself with many around Baltimore in a snowy winter four years ago. Two or three cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were reported in Anne Arundel County between about 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, said Eric Wanenchak, a meteorologist with AccuWeather.com. A mix of sleet and snow was falling at that time, an indication that there was some warm air overhead mixing in with the cold.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect for northern counties from 4 a.m. through 10 a.m. Friday, with up to an inch or two of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain expected as a major snowstorm heads northeast to slam New England. The advisory applies to Carroll, northern Baltimore and Harford counties. The precipitation is expected to turn to rain for all of the Baltimore area by mid-morning. Forecast maps updated Thursday afternoon called for the heaviest snow, possibly 1-2 inches, in Harford County and northeastern Baltimore County.
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Dan Rodricks | March 25, 2013
Here's a question for a snowy day in spring: Will Marylanders, and Baltimoreans in particular, ever grow so accustomed to snow that they stop worrying so much about it? Could climate change do enough crazy things to the atmosphere to bring us more snow on a regular basis - and even in late March or April - therefore making Marylanders less snowanoid? Will we soon see the day when kids and their parents trudge on to school and work when just 2 or 3 inches of snow fall on the area?
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By Carrie Wells and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
Winter is not quite ready to leave Baltimore. Weather forecasters called for a wintry mix of rain and snow to start falling late Sunday and into Monday that was likely to complicate morning commutes. The forecast is for "a slushy inch" of accumulation at most in Baltimore on Monday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Witt. Parts of Carroll, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties could see 1 to 3 inches. Much of the accumulation is expected to be on grassy areas.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
If Maryland plays North Carolina on Wednesday half as well as it did the last time a monster snowfall hit the region, Mark Turgeon will be a happy man. With weather forecasters calling for up to a foot or more of snow starting tonight and into tomorrow, it brought back memories of the Terps' famous 92-71 rout of the Tar Heels at Comcast Center in February 2010. I covered it, and it was the wildest frat-house atmosphere I've ever seen at a basketball game. They called that storm “Snowmageddon” or “Snowpocalypse.” The roads were a mess, and at first, Maryland officials were actually telling fans not to drive to the game.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
A blizzard was expected to dump a couple of feet of snow across New England through midday today, and while Baltimore was largely spared, the storm delivered some wintry precipitation and headaches for travelers. At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, dozens of flights to and from the Northeast were canceled, leaving some travelers scrambling to brave snowy roads in rental cars. Others landed there Friday from points north, escaping ahead of the expected 2 feet of snow, only to find limited options for getting anywhere else.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect for northern counties from 4 a.m. through 10 a.m. Friday, with up to an inch or two of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain expected as a major snowstorm heads northeast to slam New England. The advisory applies to Carroll, northern Baltimore and Harford counties. The precipitation is expected to turn to rain for all of the Baltimore area by mid-morning. Forecast maps updated Thursday afternoon called for the heaviest snow, possibly 1-2 inches, in Harford County and northeastern Baltimore County.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
This morning's light snowfall came as a surprise to many and snarled the morning commute, and more systems like it could be on the way over the next week, forecasters say. Signs aren't pointing to any major storms, though. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for snow chances Saturday night into early Sunday as well as Monday night through Wednesday, in what the weather service's Baltimore/Washington office is calling an "active winter pattern. " For the Saturday-to-Sunday event, accumulations of 1-2 inches are expected across the Baltimore area.
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By Scott Dance | August 13, 2012
The likelihood of El Nino is increasing, with onset of the climate phenomenon known for snowy winters in these parts expected by fall.  There is "increased confidence" in a weak to moderate El Nino, according to the Climate Prediction Center. Forecasters included the information in an update to the hurricane season outlook issued last week, saying it could impact those storms by late in the season. They expect onset of El Nino by the end of September, though there could be a weeks-long delay in its effects reaching the Atlantic.
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By Carrie Wells and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
Winter is not quite ready to leave Baltimore. Weather forecasters called for a wintry mix of rain and snow to start falling late Sunday and into Monday that was likely to complicate morning commutes. The forecast is for "a slushy inch" of accumulation at most in Baltimore on Monday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Witt. Parts of Carroll, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties could see 1 to 3 inches. Much of the accumulation is expected to be on grassy areas.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
Three years ago today, Baltimore was being buried with upwards of 2 feet of snow in some areas in its heaviest December snowfall on record. The storm was something of a surprise, according to the Maryland Weather blog archives: Even a day before it arrived, snowfall predictions were lower but quickly creeping upward. National Weather Service forecasters called for 5-10 inches across the region at first , while other weather watchers predicted a foot or more. The weather service later that day, Dec. 18, bumped its forecast to 1 to 2 feet . Foot's Forecast, which that winter gained a significant following during the December storm and Snowmageddon that February, pegged it nearly on the nose with a prediction of 2 feet of snow.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
Despite recent indications from climate forecasters that El Nino is looking less likely for the winter, AccuWeather is holding firm predictions of above-normal snowfall for the Northeast because of a persistent weather pattern. Severe weather forecaster Henry Margusity points to the repeated blocking patterns that could continue to dominate throught the winter. The patterns involve high pressure settled over the northern Atlantic and often produce storms like the nor'easter that dumped snow on areas recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
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