A snowy pattern over the past couple of weeks has seasonal accumulations to date running more than 2 feet ahead of normal for parts of the Northeast, and nearly 10 inches ahead of normal in Baltimore.
According to the National Weather Service, perennially snowy Erie, Pa., is 34 inches ahead of where it would normally be with snowfall this time of the year, with nearly 111 inches.
Cities that are at least 2 feet above normal include: Worcester, Mass.; Youngstown, Ohio; Portland, Maine; Allentown, Pa.; Newark, N.J.; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Columbus; and Wilmington, Del.
Philadelphia is nearly 40 inches ahead of normal, with 55.4 inches as of Sunday, compared with a norm of 15.7 inches by that date. Allentown is more than 43 inches ahead of normal, with more than 65 inches so far.
In Baltimore, 24.8 inches of snow had been measured at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as of Sunday, according to the weather service. That is a few inches more than the average for an entire season, and 9.6 inches ahead of what would be expected by this time of year.
NASA satellites captured the snow cover over the region on Sunday, pictured above.
More snow is likely to add to the total, starting early Tuesday, with an inch or two up to as much as 5 inches of snow expected across the region by the Tuesday morning commute.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun