Snow Report Saturday March 12 2022

The following are maps and list of reports from snow spotters to the National Weather Service. There are gaps and perhaps numbers that don’t match what you had by you, but this the best we have at this time.

There was a big jump from a slushy trace along many water locations, Metro locations between 1 to 3 inches, then higher amounts farther inland. The big winners locally were where the Winter Storm Warning was expanded this morning. This is where over 4 inches of snow fell in Northern Baltimore County, Carroll, Frederick, and westward.

Elevation and proximity away from the water played a big role in snowfall.  Here was can see just a little inland from the Bay and snowfall amounts jumped.

First the maps, then the list of individual reports…

 

 

 

Baltimore’s Official Report

Baltimore’s BWI reported a total precipitation of 0.69”.

But adding up the hourly reports with snow since 8:28 AM = 0.32”. Under normal condition that would have translated to 3 inches of snow.  But due to melting, only 0.4” snow was reported at the airport. A lot of snow fell and melted on the warmer ground.

Compare that to Elkridge just a couple of miles away and the snow report was 2.3”.  That has been the case much of this winter… making many wonder if BWI Airport is an artificially warmed location, or simply just luck of the geographical draw?

Just inland across much of Howard and Montgomery Counties there was a wide range of 1 to 4 inches of snowfall.

 

Central Maryland:

 

 

Closer Look At Metro Baltimore

 

Western Maryland

Most of the mountainous region got over 4 inches. However there was a lower (expected) range around 1 inch or so, that included the Cumberland Valley.

 

 

 

Southern Pennsylvania 

An average of 3 to 5 inches in the region.

 

 

Snow Reports From NWS Baltimore/Washington

**********STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL (AT LEAST 0.1 INCH)**********

LOCATION                TOTAL      TIME/DATE  COMMENTS               

                     SNOWFALL       MEASURED

                     (inches)               

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

…District of Columbia…

  National Zoo 1 WSW      2.3   435 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

MARYLAND

…Allegany County…

  Bellegrove 1 SSE        5.0   107 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Frostburg               4.0   434 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Frostburg 2 ENE         2.0   556 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Anne Arundel County…

  Odenton 1 WNW           0.8   316 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Crofton 1 SSE           0.6   303 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Bwi Airport             0.4   100 PM  3/12  Airport                

…Baltimore County…

  Parkton 1 W             4.4  1235 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Randallstown 2 NW       3.6   407 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Reisterstown 1 ESE      3.5   440 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Glyndon 1 WSW           3.4   400 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Long Green 2 NW         3.0   500 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Bentley Springs 1 E     3.0  1200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Perry Hall 1 NNE        2.0   500 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Glyndon 1 SW            2.0   505 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Catonsville 1 SSE       1.3  1230 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Edgemere  ESE           1.0   250 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Baltimore City…

  Pimlico  SE             1.1   300 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

...Calvert County…

  Prince Frederick 1 S    0.1   350 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Carroll County…

  New Windsor 1 ENE       6.0   230 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Watersville 1 N         6.0  1125 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Westminster  SE         5.2   225 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Manchester 1 SSW        5.0   400 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Taneytown  NW           4.8   230 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Taneytown  NE           4.2  1200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Columbia 2 NNE          4.0   300 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Gamber 1 WNW            3.5   514 PM  3/12  CoCoRaHS               

  Eldersburg 1 SE         3.2  1130 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Frederick County…

  New Market  N           6.3   230 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Thurmont 3 N            5.8   245 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Myersville 2 SE         5.0  1230 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Bloomfield 2 WSW        4.5  1210 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Point of Rocks 1 NE     3.4   230 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Buckeystown 3 SW        3.2  1231 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Adamstown 1 ESE         2.8  1200 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Ballenger Creek  WSW    2.5  1100 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Jefferson  NE           2.2   630 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

 

 

…Garrett County…

  Grantsville 7 WNW       7.7   330 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Grantsville 5 W         6.3   609 PM  3/12  Dept of Highways       

  Deer Park 6 NE          4.5   200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Harford County…

  Forest Hill 1 NNW       3.5   255 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Norrisville 1 WSW       3.5   315 PM  3/12  CoCoRaHS               

  Forest Hill 3 SW        2.1   530 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Bel Air 2 W             1.5   128 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Howard County…

  Woodstock 2 SW          3.5   430 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Ellicott City           2.5   441 PM  3/12  Broadcast Media        

  Elkridge                2.3   629 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Columbia 1 ENE          2.0   200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Elkridge 2 W            2.0   310 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Columbia 2 N            1.9   345 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Columbia                1.5   400 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Clarksville 2 N         1.5   100 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Savage 1 WSW            1.3  1200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Elkridge 2 SW           1.1  1045 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Ellicott City 1 SW      1.0   120 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Montgomery County…

  Washington Grove 1 N    4.5   305 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Damascus 3 SSW          4.4   445 PM  3/12  Co-Op Observer         

  Damascus 1 SE           4.4   520 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Damascus 1 S            4.4  1205 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Clarksburg 1 SSE        3.7  1200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Poolesville  NE         3.5   145 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Olney                   2.8   400 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Laytonsville 2 WNW      2.5   615 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Gaithersburg 1 WNW      2.5   245 PM  3/12  CoCoRaHS               

  Norbeck 1 ESE           2.5   330 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Somerset 1 ENE          2.0  1130 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Montgomery Village 1    2.0   100 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Four Corners 1 ESE      1.7  1200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Aspen Hill 1 SW         1.5   315 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Colesville              1.3   120 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Prince Georges County…

  Glenn Dale 2 WNW        1.5   500 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

…St. Marys County…

  California 2 W          0.6   415 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Callaway 2 W            0.5   258 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  California 3 W          0.4   500 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Hollywood 3 S           0.2   340 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Washington County…

  Sabillasville 2 NNW     6.5   642 PM  3/12  CoCoRaHS               

  Hagerstown              4.5   222 PM  3/12  Dept of Highways       

  Boonsboro 3 NNE         4.4   200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Pecktonville 3 NNW      4.1   220 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Hancock 1 ESE           3.5   300 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter  

 

 

VIRGINIA

…Albemarle County…

  Crozet 1 W              2.0   140 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Arlington County…

  Baileys Crossroads 1    1.3  1055 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Rosslyn 1 S             1.2  1200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Rosslyn 1 WSW           0.9   530 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Reagan National Apt     0.8   100 PM  3/12  Airport                

…Augusta County…

  Fishersville 1 NE       3.8  1100 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…City of Fairfax…

  Fairfax 1 ESE           3.5  1128 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…City of Falls Church…

  Lake Barcroft 1 W       2.0  1140 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…City of Fredericksburg…

  Dunavant 1 S            2.2   300 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…City of Manassas…

  Manassas Park 1 SW      1.8   415 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Clarke County…

  Berryville 1 NNW        5.3   400 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Culpeper County…

  Culpeper 1 W            1.0  1106 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Fairfax County…

  Reston 1 SSW            3.0  1112 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Fairfax 1 N             2.7   305 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Chantilly 3 N           2.7   247 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Herndon 1 NNE           2.5  1120 AM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Chantilly 2 ESE         2.3   100 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Centreville  W          2.2   330 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Wolf Trap 1 ENE         2.1   500 PM  3/12  CoCoRaHS               

  Herndon 2 ENE           2.0  1200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Chantilly 2 ENE         2.0   306 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Manassas Park 2 E       2.0  1240 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Langley 1 SE            1.8   100 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  West Springfield 2 W    1.8  1144 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Franconia 1 SSW         0.9  1115 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Fauquier County…

  Opal                    3.0   242 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Opal 1 NW               2.0  1135 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Broken Hill 2 E         1.0  1145 AM  3/12  NWS Employee           

…Frederick County…

  Hayfield 1 N            2.4   133 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Stephens City 2 E       1.8  1050 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Loudoun County…

  Bloomery 3 ESE          5.5   545 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Ashburn 3 WSW           4.1   215 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Arcola 3 S              3.7   315 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Dulles International    3.5   100 PM  3/12  Airport                

  Purcellville 2 NNE      3.0   201 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Hillsboro 3 NW          3.0  1118 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Purcellville            2.8  1218 PM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Leesburg 2 WSW          2.3   300 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Page County…

  Kimball 2 SE            6.3  1140 AM  3/12  Park/Forest Srvc       

  Honeyville 1 ESE        2.8   348 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Prince William County…

  Woolsey 1 SW            3.6   335 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Manassas Park 1 NNW     2.5   530 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Dale City 1 W           2.4   345 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Independent Hill 3 N    2.1   332 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Rockingham County…

  Massanutten 1 SE        4.2   115 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Dale Enterprise 1 ES    3.0   200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Bridgewater 2 E         3.0  1245 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Spotsylvania County…

  Spotsylvania 3 N        2.5   310 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Spotsylvania Courtho    0.4  1214 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Stafford County…

  Ramoth 1 W              1.2   430 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  White Oak 3 SSE         0.7   430 PM  3/12  CoCoRaHS               

…Warren County…

  Riverton 1 WNW          3.8   130 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Karo 1 N                3.7  1100 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Linden 3 W              3.5  1131 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Karo 1 WSW              3.2   130 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

WEST VIRGINIA

…Berkeley County…

  Winebrenners Cross 4    4.5  1107 AM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Martinsburg 2 E         4.0  1100 AM  3/12  NWS Employee           

  Bunker Hill  SE         3.6  1218 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Jefferson County…

  Millville 1 ESE         5.5  1242 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

  Bloomery 3 SSE          4.0  1200 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Mineral County…

  Keyser                  1.0   211 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

…Pendleton County…

  Deer Run 2 WSW          3.0   427 PM  3/12  Trained Spotter        

 

 

 

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*Disclaimer due to frequent questions:

I am aware there are some spelling and grammar typos. I have made a few public statements over the years, but if you are new here you may have missed it:

I have dyslexia, and found out at my second year at Cornell.  I didn’t stop me from getting my meteorology degree, and being first to get the AMS CBM in the Baltimore/Washington region. 

I do miss my mistakes in my own proofreading. The autocorrect spell check on my computer sometimes does an injustice to make it worse. 

All of the maps and information are accurate. The ‘wordy’ stuff can get sticky. 

There is no editor that can check my work when I need it and have it ready to send out in a newsworthy timeline. 

I accept this and perhaps proves what you read is really from me…

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