Monday, March 25, 2013
Eagle Archive: There is no predicting the weather in March
Eagle Archive: There is no predicting the weather in March By Kevin E. Dayhoff, March 10, 2013 http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0310-20130306,0,2962803.story
Hopefully the snowfall earlier in the week is this winter’s last gasp. We always seem so surprised when it snows in March, however, throughout Carroll County history some of our most significant winter storms have occurred during March.
The weather in the month of March in Carroll County is just plain unpredictable at its best; although the troubled month may be best described by the diagnosis of multiple personality disorder.
Among the biggest ‘spring blizzards’ in Carroll County history; on March 29-30, 1942 it snowed 22.0 inches and on March 15-18, 1892, it snowed 16.0 inches.
Other notable March snowfalls include the Ash Wednesday storm of March 6-8, 1962 when around 10 inches of snow fell at Friendship Airport, now known as BWI.
Many can still remember the storm that hit the area on March 12-14, 1993 when 12 inches of snow fell in the Carroll County area.
In March of 1902, the county was still reeling from the mess caused by the winter storm of Feb. 21, 1902, when Carroll County experienced one of the worst ice storms to ever hit the area. The now out-of-print American Sentinel newspaper hailed it as “The Great Sleet Storm,” according to research by local historian – and MD State Senator, Joe Getty… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0310-20130306,0,2962803.story
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