January 14 2019

The final snow reports are in for the first snowstorm of 2019. There is now doubt this was an overachiever, but we were leaning that way going in to it. If you had followed my forecast, then you saw my increase in totals going along with my thoughts that the storm itself would be stronger and farther north. That is what happened. This final snow report shows that northern areas did verify with the snow expectations, but some central Maryland regions got a lot more.

Snow Cover Seen From Space

Needless to say, snow covered the ground and when the sky cleared this afternoon, the visible satellite image showed the snow from space

Below is a breakdown of how much snow fell between Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13 2019. We are still beta testing our interactive mapping of snow reports compared to my forecast. This feature includes reports from the four NWS Office Coverage areas for our region. These include: Baltimore/Washington; State College in PA, Mount Holly/Phildadelphia for Delmarva;  and Wakefield VA for southern Maryland and southeast VA. The list below is primarily from NWS Baltimore/Washington. But I added a few others in where I could.

 

Grade My Forecast

I do ask that you take a look and then go back to the post you saw this link and give my forecast a grade. Overall I would say this was a B+, but if you are location specific, you may differ. I know some are strict to the numbers, while others will look at the timing that worked out well. The mention of the overachiever potential along with the second surge of Sunday snow may play a role in your grading. I would like to hear what you think.

Since the interactive map may be tough to navigate on some phones, I am also including my forecast map and maps of the reports from some areas in Maryland.

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Key Top Snow Reports

  • 6.6″ = BWI Airport (Baltimore)
  • 9.0″ = Catonsville
  • 9.8″ = Annapolis
  • 10.2″ = Washington National Zoo
  • 12.7″ Damascus
  • 13″ = Columbia

 

Snow Map Project Partner

Supporter of Just In Power Kids and Maryland Trek 6 in August 2019.

 

With the help of my friend Jarod Scott, we put together this interactive snow map for our region. You should be able to see my forecast and zoom in to your area to compare.

Eventually we will build in more interactive features for you to be part of the reporting.  Please let us know what you think. #FITF

Interactive Snow Map

  • + to Zoom In
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Click each dot to read the latest snow report. Notice the time stamp when it was posted.

My forecast map and NWS forecasts should be able to be toggled to compare

If you are on a phone, turn sideways for better viewing

 

 

My Final Snow Forecast: Before The First Flakes Fell

The 6 to 12 inch range moved way north into Montgomery and Howard Counties in Maryland. The Pennsylvania locations were low, mostly just under 3 inches.

  • A:   6 to 12 inches
  • B:   5 to 8 inches
  • C:   3 to 6 inches
  • D:   1 to 3 inches

 

Snow Spotter List (From NWS Baltimore/Washington)

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************
LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
SNOWFALL           OF 
/INCHES/   MEASUREMENT
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
...District of Columbia...
Somerset 1 SE         10.8   915 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
National Zoo 1 WSW    10.2  1028 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Rock Creek             8.8   952 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
MARYLAND
...Allegany County...
Ridgeley 1 NW          6.5  1149 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Frostburg 2 ENE        5.5  1252 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
Wolfe Mill 2 NNE       3.4   755 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Anne Arundel County...
Annapolis 1 NW         9.8  1100 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Crownsville 3 SSW      9.0   900 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Riva 2 WNW             8.5   930 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Fort Meade 2 ESE       8.0   935 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Upper Marlboro 4 E     7.7  1145 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Chelsea Beach  NNE     7.4   750 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Annapolis 1 S          7.1   630 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Bwi Airport            6.6  1200 AM  1/14  Airport                 
Green Haven 1 ESE      6.2   830 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Baltimore County...
Catonsville 2 WNW      9.0   926 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Middle River 1 N       5.8   921 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Daniels 1 ESE          5.8   925 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
White Marsh 2 E        4.9  1201 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
Glyndon 1 E            4.7  1034 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Upper Falls 1 NNE      4.3   900 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Brooklandville 2 NNW   4.2   715 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Long Green 2 NW        3.3   830 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter       

...Calvert County...
Dunkirk 2 SSW          9.5  1005 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Prince Frederick 1 S   7.8  1100 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Huntingtown 2 WNW      7.2   835 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Huntingtown 2 SW       7.0  1036 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Carroll County...
Sykesville  E          5.8   900 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Charles County...
Dentsville 1 SW        8.6   130 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
Waldorf 2 W            6.8   630 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Frederick County...
Point of Rocks 1 NE   10.2   815 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Adamstown 1 ESE        9.5  1033 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Park Mills 3 ESE       9.0  1054 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Bloomfield 2 WSW       8.0   948 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
New Market  N          6.3  1045 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Walkersville 1 E       6.2   746 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Sabillasville 2 SSE    4.5   800 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Howard County...
Columbia              13.0  1028 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Columbia 2 N          12.9  1145 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Simpsonville  E       12.0  1130 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Simpsonville 1 SSE    11.6  1030 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Elkridge 2 W          11.3  1100 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Simpsonville 1 W      11.0   945 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Scaggsville 1 ENE     10.1  1150 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Roxbury Mills 2 ESE   10.0   930 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Savage 1 WSW           9.8  1100 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Elkridge 2 WSW         9.8   820 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Savage 1 ESE           9.6   805 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Elkridge 2 WNW         9.5  1005 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Columbia  W            9.0   745 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Ellicott City 2 NE     9.0   930 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Ellicott City          9.0  1148 PM  1/13  Broadcast Media         
Elkridge               8.8  1055 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Elkridge 3 WNW         8.2   830 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Columbia 2 NW          8.0   823 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Jessup 2 WSW           8.0   650 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Oella 1 WSW            7.5   715 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Hanover  ENE           7.0   800 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter     
    
...Montgomery County...
Damascus 3 SSW        12.7   151 AM  1/14  Co-Op Observer          
Germantown            12.5  1146 PM  1/13  Private Company         
Damascus 1 SE         12.4  1100 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Washington Grove 1 N  12.3   843 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Rockville 2 SSW       11.6   930 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Olney 1 S             11.5   940 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Four Corners 1 N      11.2   615 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Bethesda 1 NNW        11.0  1000 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Four Corners 1 S      11.0   940 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
White Oak 1 W         11.0   800 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Norbeck 1 ESE         10.8  1000 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Potomac 1 N           10.8  1100 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Laytonsville 1 NE     10.0   744 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Montgomery Village    10.0   832 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Potomac 1 ENE         10.0   930 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Rockville 2 WNW       10.0  1000 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Four Corners 1 NNW    10.0   640 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Garrett Park 1 WSW     9.0   102 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
Somerset               9.0   725 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Fairland 1 NNE         8.5   735 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter  

...Prince Georges County...
Glenn Dale 2 ESE      12.0   907 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
College Park 1 ENE    10.7  1000 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Cheverly  S           10.0  1030 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Laurel 2 N             9.0  1243 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
Marlton 1 WSW          8.8   755 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...St. Marys County...
Hollywood 1 SSW        8.6  1115 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Callaway 2 W           7.0   942 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Washington County...
Boonsboro 3 NNE        7.9  1030 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Hancock 1 ESE          5.0   900 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Long Meadow 1 SSE      4.5   900 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter       
PENNSYLVANIA
...ADAMS COUNTY...
CASHTOWN 1S            3.0   700 AM  1/13  CO-OP OBSERVER          
CASHTOWN               3.0   700 AM  1/13  CO-OP OBSERVER          
ARENDTSVILLE           2.8   700 AM  1/13  COCORAHS                
1 SSW EAST BERLIN      2.3   730 AM  1/13  COCORAHS                
YORK SPRINGS           2.0   700 AM  1/13  COCORAHS                
HANOVER                2.0   800 AM  1/13  CO-OP OBSERVER
..YORK COUNTY...
1 S YORK               3.5   800 AM  1/13  SOCIAL MEDIA            
SPRING GROVE           2.5   830 AM  1/13  TRAINED SPOTTER         
1 S NEW SALEM          2.5   839 AM  1/13  TRAINED SPOTTER         
1 ESE MANCHESTER       2.3   700 AM  1/13  COCORAHS                
3 W MANCHESTER         2.1   700 AM  1/13  COCORAHS                
WEST MANHEIM           2.0   850 AM  1/13  TRAINED SPOTTER         
1 WSW EMIGSVILLE       2.0   700 AM  1/13  COCORAHS                
HANOVER                2.0   800 AM  1/13  CO-OP OBSERVER
..LANCASTER COUNTY...
HOLTWOOD               2.0   800 AM  1/13  TRAINED SPOTTER         
MILLERSVILLE           2.0   700 AM  1/13  CO-OP OBSERVER          
SAFE HARBOR            2.0   800 AM  1/13  TRAINED SPOTTER         
2 SSE ADAMSTOWN        1.8   700 AM  1/13  COCORAHS                
LITITZ                 1.8   800 AM  1/13  COCORAHS                
4 NE LANCASTER         1.8   737 AM  1/13  TRAINED SPOTTER         
VIRGINIA
...Albemarle County...
Charlottesville 1 W    4.7  1004 PM  1/13  Public                  
...Arlington County...
Reagan National Apt   10.3  1259 AM  1/14  Airport                 
Ballston 1 SW         10.0   800 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Westover 1 SE          9.8  1005 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Ballston 1 SSW         8.3   800 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...City of Alexandria...
Alexandria 1 ESE       8.0  1014 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Alexandria 1 W         7.9   930 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...City of Fairfax...
Fairfax 1 N            9.2   657 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Fairfax 2 WNW          9.0   700 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...City of Falls Church...
Falls Church 1 W       7.8  1005 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...City of Manassas...
Manassas 3 SSE         7.8  1215 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
...City of Manassas Park...
Manassas Park 1 SW     8.8  1203 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
...Clarke County...
Berryville 1 NNW       8.0  1115 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Berryville 1 NE        6.0   715 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Fairfax County...
Chantilly 1 ENE       10.9   142 AM  1/14  NWS Employee            
Merrifield 1 SE       10.5   730 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Chantilly 3 N         10.5  1148 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
McLean                10.5   830 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Vienna 1 SSW          10.3   145 AM  1/14  NWS Employee            
Langley 1 SE          10.2  1100 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Chantilly 2 N         10.2   717 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Herndon 1 NNE         10.1  1030 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Wolf Trap  S           9.9   825 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Reston 2 SW            9.7  1115 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Baileys Crossroads 1   9.5   745 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
McLean 2 SW            9.2   658 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Chantilly 3 NE         9.2   630 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Herndon 2 ENE          9.0  1035 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Vienna 1 WNW           9.0   750 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Franconia 1 SSW        9.0  1115 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Reston 2 N             9.0  1000 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Annandale  S           8.9  1045 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Rose Hill  ENE         8.6   800 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Centreville  W         8.5   945 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Oakton 1 WSW           8.5   805 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Lincolnia 2 S          8.2   850 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Franconia 1 N          8.0   139 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
...Frederick County...
Winchester 2 S         7.0  1235 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
...Highland County...
Monterey 2 WSW         4.0   904 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Loudoun County...
Leesburg 1 N          11.4  1021 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Leesburg 2 E          11.0   945 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Purcellville 1 SW     10.8  1144 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Leesburg 1 ESE        10.8   822 PM  1/13  NWS Office              
Dulles International  10.6  1200 AM  1/14  Airport                 
Ashburn 1 NNE         10.5   940 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Leesburg 1 NNW        10.0   750 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Arcola 1 NNE           9.5   625 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Middleburg 2 NW        9.5   900 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Hughesville 1 ESE      9.5  1015 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Round Hill 1 WNW       9.3  1045 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Leesburg 2 NW          9.0   706 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Purcellville           8.6   800 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Sterling Park 2 ENE    8.5   900 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Orange County...
Flat Run 1 N           5.5   730 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Page County...
Panorama 2 WSW         6.0   800 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Prince William County...
Woolsey 1 SW           9.1   950 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Greenwich 2 ENE        9.0  1133 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Independent Hill 2 E   9.0   945 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Sudley                 8.0  1254 AM  1/14  NWS Employee            
Gainesville 2 SSE      7.8   930 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Dumfries 1 ENE         7.5  1149 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Nokesville             7.3   700 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Lake Ridge 4 WNW       6.3   900 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Stafford County...
Brooke 1 ESE           7.4  1159 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
White Oak 5 SSW        7.1   950 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Aquia 1 NNE            7.0  1220 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
Glendie 2 SSE          7.0  1024 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
White Oak 3 SSE        6.5  1000 PM  1/13  CoCoRaHS                
Garrisonville 1 ESE    6.2  1030 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Garrisonville 1 SSW    6.1  1008 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Roseville 2 WNW        6.0  1040 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Warren County...
Karo 1 WSW             8.1   123 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
Nineveh 2 NNE          7.5  1159 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
WEST VIRGINIA
...Berkeley County...
Martinsburg 2 E       11.7  1000 PM  1/13  NWS Employee            
Martinsburg Arpt 1 N  10.6  1144 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Bunker Hill  SE        9.5  1125 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Glengary 1 ESE         7.0   804 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Falling Waters 2 NW    6.3   923 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Hampshire County...
Capon Bridge 3 WSW    10.0   730 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Hardy County...
Wardensville 3 E       9.0  1205 AM  1/14  Trained Spotter         
...Jefferson County...
Shepherdstown 4 NNW    7.0   915 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
Halltown 2 N           6.8   705 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Mineral County...
Keyser                 5.8  1003 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
...Morgan County...
Smith Crossroads 1 W   4.7   820 PM  1/13  Trained Spotter         
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