By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun
10:29 AM EST, February 14, 2013
A quick hit of thick, wet snowflakes mixed with rain dusted the Baltimore area with another light snow -- 2 inches at the most -- as snow lovers continue waiting for the region's first significant winter storm in at least two years.
That 2 inches of snow was measured near Sykesville, with 1.8 inches in Reisterstown, 1.5 inches in Catonsville, 1 inch in Towson and Columbia, and 0.8 inches in Druid Hill Park. View snowfall measurements across the region here.
Further south, accumulation was more rare. At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 0.2 inches of snow was measured. That brings the official total for Baltimore to just shy of 5 inches so far this winter.
Six days so far this winter, more than a trace of snow has been measured at BWI. All but one of those days, an inch or less fell:
Unless a major storm arrives before the end of the season, it will mean a third straight winter of below-normal snowfall at BWI. That includes every winter since the historic 2009-2010 winter of "Snowmageddon", when 77 inches of snow fell.
The chances of adding significantly to the snow total this weekend are slim, despite earlier forecasts that a coastal storm could develop and move through the Northeast. Rain showers are expected late Friday, turning into a wintry mix and/or light snow early Saturday, but the total moisture was expected to be scant.
Jan. 26, 2011, was the last time Baltimore saw snowfall of more than 2 inches, when 7.6 inches of snow was measured at BWI.
Each of the past seven winters except for that one snowy exception has seen snowfall below the norm of 18-20 inches. The average snowfall dating back to 1883 in Baltimore is nearly 22 inches; the average for the past 20 years is just shy of 21 inches.
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