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Winter 2015-2016 narrowly misses top-10 snowfall ranking

This winter was one of the Baltimore region's snowiest, and more than three-fourths of the accumulation came during the record-setting storm of Jan. 22-23.

The seasonal tally was 35.1 inches at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. That ranks No. 13 in the Baltimore snowfall record books, which go back to 1891, according to the National Weather Service.

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If more than half an inch of snow falls at some point in the coming weeks, this season would move into the top 10 snowiest winters. At this point, that looks unlikely, with an extended period of unseasonable warmth forecast into next week. In the past, Baltimore has gotten more than half an inch of snow as late as April 11, though.

Apart from the 29.2 inches of snow that fell at BWI those two days in January, winter snowfall was unremarkable, with 2.6 inches in February and 2.5 inches so far this month.

That January storm was Baltimore's largest snowfall within a three-day period on record.

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