Quick, hon, break out the plastic lawn chairs-don't want nobody stealing my parking spot
Nothing strikes fear into the heart of every Baltimoron quite like the specter of precipitation falling from the sky in the form of fluffy white crystals.
Over the weekend of Feb. 10-12, meteorologists and newscasters and government agencies warned the good people of Maryland that snow was in the forecast. Maybe a lot. Maybe a little. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe the next day. Might be a Nor'easter. Might be a couple of showers. Either way, they warned us, it was time to panic!
In the counties, some kids were sent home early from school early on Friday in anticipation of a storm that was supposed to come over the weekend. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency held a Super Important Snow Meeting to "increase its readiness level" for the coming storm. And all afternoon, the good reporters at WBAL Radio (1090 AM) kept the panic attacks coming with regular warnings about the storm that may be dropping a foot of snow on the city. Or maybe three inches. But really, who's counting?
3:10 p.m. Traffic reporter Parker Shane: "A note of caution to the drivers out there, again, the forecast is for tomorrow to have snow, so let's not start having accidents all along the Beltway this afternoon, several incidents coming in all at the same time now, mostly on the beltway, so please take it easy."
5:30 p.m. Insta-Weather meteorologist John Collins: "There will be quite a bit of snow, the potential for it anyway, starting late tomorrow morning."
6:30 p.m. Insta-Weather CHIEF meteorologist Tom Tasselmyer: "Most areas around Baltimore [will be] in the three to eight to six inches of snow range."