By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun
10:47 AM EST, November 8, 2012
A nor'easter storm was billed as Maryland's first potential snow event of the season, but if any flakes fell, they were only in flurries, according to National Weather Service reports.
No reports of snow were posted by the weather service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office. Forecasters there said Wednesday the storm tracked slightly too far east to affect central Maryland, and with a narrow band of precipitation to its west.
The weather service's Mount Holly, N.J., office, which covers the Philadelphia area including northern Eastern Shore counties in Maryland, reported anywhere from a trace of snow to a foot of it. Traces were measured just over the Maryland/Delaware border in Bear, Del., and further up Interstate 95 in Wilmington, Del. But no snow was reported in any Maryland counties.
The highest snow totals recorded by Mount Holly were 13 inches in Freehold, N.J., 12 inches in Manchester Township, N.J., and 7.8 inches in Cheesequake, N.J. More snow was reported further northeast in New England.
The weather service's Wakefiled, Va., office, which covers the southern Eastern Shore including Ocean City, reported slight amounts of rain in the lower Chesapeake Bay region. Just over half an inch of rain was measured at Ocean City Municipal Airport, though some of it might have included some wet snow -- "unknown precipitation" was reported Wednesday night there.
The storm's impacts are not over, though. Southern Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Calvert and St. Mary's counties are under a coastal flood advisory through 2 p.m. with high tides expected to be 2-2.5 feet above normal. Ocean City and Assateague Island remain under a coastal flood warning through 5 p.m. with a surge expected along the bays on the eastern sides of the islands.
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