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Weather or Not: Recapping odd spring snowstorm

It took until spring, but the entire Mid-Atlantic finally saw a decent snow.

Between 4 and 6 inches of snow fell in Carroll Monday, in a rare early spring snow storm. The last time Carroll saw that much snow this late in a season was when 5.8 inches of snow fell April 6, 1987, according to records kept by National Weather Service volunteer weather observer Bobby Miller of Millers.

Other snow totals: Columbia (5.4 inches), Lineboro (5 inches), Westminster (5 inches), Taneytown (5 inches), Winfield (4.8 inches), BWI Airport (3.2 inches) and New Market (3.2 inches). Snow totals were uniform throughout Carroll County, where discrepancies often pop up due to changes in elevation throughout the county.

Roads were snow-covered in the early morning hours. By 9 a.m., roads were simply slushy. Temperatures quickly rose above freezing Monday morning, which limited snow totals.

I know I said this after Snowquester, but I do believe, finally, springlike weather is going to slowly make its way to the area. Temperatures are expected to warm to the mid-to-upper 50s by next weekend, according to the National Weather Service. That's right at the seasonal averages for this time of year.