Double-digit snow is rare here in La Nina winters


If forecasters are right, and we’re entering a moderate to strong La Nina winter, the statistics suggest we should expect above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation in Central Maryland from December through February. Seasonal snow totals at Baltimore in strong La Nina years since 1950 have averaged in the low teens. Other forces can change the script. But we’ve had only two double-digit La Nina surprises, says NWS meteorologist Jared Klein: a 22-inch blizzard on Jan. 6-8, 1996, and a 15-inch storm Jan. 25, 2000.  

(SUN PHOTO: Kenneth K. Lam, Jan. 8, 1996)

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