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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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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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Rain is (again) in Baltimore forecast — with slim chance for ice — as record for wettest year approaches

More rain — and potentially some ice — is in the forecast around Maryland this week, potentially enough to set a new record for Baltimore's wettest year.

A low-pressure system is forecast to move through the region late Monday into Tuesday. Rain is likely from late Monday evening through early to mid-morning Tuesday.

National Weather Service forecasters predict about an inch of rainfall from the system.

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With Monday and Tuesday rain, 2018 becomes Baltimore's third-wettest year on record

More than an inch of rain fell across the region Monday, and nearly another inch has come down on Election Day, pushing 2018 to the No. 3 spot among Baltimore’s wettest years on record.

There has now been more than 60 inches of precipitation this year at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall, a total surpassed only in 1889 and 2003.

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