The threat of a major east coast snowstorm either as a Nor’Easter or blizzard is not confined to the midst of winter, or our snowiest month February. Despite meteorological spring beginning on March 1, late winter events can still bring a large impact snow event to Maryland. On average, Baltimore gets 1.9 inches of snow in the month of March, but strong storms have produced large amounts of snow. Many might remember the Superstorm of 1993, dubbed the Storm of the Century. That brought 11.3″ of snow to BWI, but nearly 3 feet of snow to nearby Carroll County, MD. That ranked 3rd on Baltimore storms for this month. Video from the TV coverage of that event is at the bottom of this post.
Using the long record keeping for metro Baltimore, here are the top snowstorms that have occurred in the month of March.
Note: The March 28-29 Palm Sunday storm ranks #7 on the all time snowstorm list. Click here to see the full top snowstorm list and more about Maryland Winters.
Recent Baltimore Snowstorms in March
- 4.7″ March 2 in 2009
- 6.2″ March 5 in 2015
- 3.2″ March 25 in 2013 *Only 8 inches total that entire winter
See the Superstorm of March 1993 video below
Recent Baltimore Winter Snow Totals
- Compared the the long term average snowfall for Baltimore of 21″
- Most of this decade has had above average snowfall
- The past three winters have had above average snowfall
We had a pattern of a large snowstorm (around a foot or more) every 3 to 4 years. Notice the first one on this chart was the March Superstorm of 1993. At that time considered the Storm Of The Century. That pattern could have been considered broken with three blizzards in the 2009 to 2010 winter. But then again the Jan 2016 storm also broke the pattern.
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Archive Video: Superstorm 93 Coverage From The Weather Channel
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