Winter on pace to be Baltimore's least snowy in two decades

A year ago, a record snowfall buried Baltimore. This winter is on pace to be the least snowy in two decades.

One year after a record-setting blizzard, Baltimore is on pace for its least snowy winter since 1995, with less than an inch so far and mild temperatures in the forecast.

There has been 0.7 inches of snow so far this winter at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, all of it this month, in a few small doses.

Baltimore has not made it so far into winter with less snow since the winter of 1994-1995, when 0.2 inches fell in November but no measurable snow fell in December or January.

That winter, Baltimore ended up with 8.2 inches of snow, less than half of average. Average winter snowfall at BWI is about 3 inches in December, 7 inches in January, 10 inches in February and a couple of inches in March.

There is no snow and little sign of cold temperatures in the immediate forecast, through the end of the month. Highs are forecast in the upper 40s to mid-50s through this week, and the weather is forecast to be dry after Tuesday.

A return to normal temperatures, with highs in the upper 30s to artound 40 degrees, is forecast next weekend and into next week.

Last Jan. 23, 25.5 inches of snow fell. Combined with snow that fell the night of Jan. 22, the 29.2 inches of snow from that storm was Baltimore's biggest single snowfall on record.

Thanks to that storm, last winter was Baltimore's third in a row with above-normal snowfall. The season ended with 35.1 inches of snowfall at BWI.

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