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After 239 days, Baltimore just ended its shortest break from snow since 1979

Baltimore usually gets more than a nine-month break, or about 280 days, between the last snowfall of one winter and the first flakes of the next.

But this year, the region couldn't even make it eight months — its shortest break from snow since 1979.

As winter lingered into last spring, the last measurable snowflakes fell at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on March 21.

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On Baltimore's snowiest November day since at least 1989, the region marks its wettest year on record

On an unexpectedly snowy day Thursday — Baltimore’s snowiest in November since at least 1989 — the region unofficially set a record for its wettest year in the books.

As of 5 p.m., an inch of precipitation had fallen at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, enough to surpass an annual precipitation record of 62.66 inches, set in 2003.

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Maryland weather: Here's why Thursday's storm produced more snow than expected

You can blame a persistently chilly northeast wind for the several inches of snow that fell across Central Maryland on Thursday.

It prevented more precipitation from falling as sleet or freezing rain in Baltimore and along Interstate 95.

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2018 is Baltimore's wettest year on record. Here are the numbers, drip by drip.

A mix of snow, sleet and cold rain pushed 2018 over the hump Thursday — it's unofficially Baltimore's wettest year on record.

By 5 p.m., precipitation at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport surpassed the record 62.66 inches set in 2003, by a couple hundredths of an inch.

By early Friday morning, the total for 2018 reached 63.01 inches.

The record book goes back to 1871.

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Thursday's snow is Baltimore's earliest in 22 years, and heaviest for November since at least 1989

November snowfall is relatively common in Baltimore, but usually leaves just a trace of flakes.

Thursday’s dose of sustained wintry precipitation was the most the region has seen in November since at least 1989, and the earliest the area has seen measurable snowfall in 22 years.

The last time measurable snowfall — defined as a tenth of an inch or more — fell here earlier than Nov.

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On first snow day of the season, Baltimore sets a record for its wettest year in the books

On an unexpectedly snowy day, Baltimore unofficially set a record for its wettest year in the books, going back to 1871.

As of 5 p.m., enough snow, ice and rain had fallen at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to surpass an annual precipitation record of 62.66 inches, set in 2003.

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