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34 minutes ago, kcones88 said:

Sleeting like I've never seen before in my life. Every surface covered, cars incased in ice... This is pretty wild.

 

I have complete ice coverage here too now, even on the roads. It’s heavy freezing rain here.

Edit: actually it looks like more sleet than rain now.

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Looks to be about 0.5" of sleet accumulation in Easton, maybe slightly more.  Still sleeting, storm looks to be ending soon.  Pretty much as expected for this area.

 

 

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Just shoveled, probably about 0.5" sleet on paved surfaces and 1.0" sleet on grass.  Light freezing mist now.  Overall not a bad storm, would have liked a few inches of snow, but I was lucky enough to see some heavy snow fall at 5 am and coat everything, albeit briefly.

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Got above freezing for a few hours this afternoon, but now back below with a moderate freezing drizzle. Tonight and tomorrow might get nasty with wave 2 in SoMd.

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[mention=9897]Lowershoresadness[/mention]
One storm to rule them all:
963775647_NESISFeb1899.jpg.39c641eb8d8a416f96cc963ed00db7c8.jpg
This must have been a thing of beauty to behold

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5 hours ago, alexderiemer said:

This must have been a thing of beauty to behold

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It was also in the single digits during the storm and snow-on-snow. I have most of the data compiled for February 1899 and it is pure weenie porn.

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It was also in the single digits during the storm and snow-on-snow. I have most of the data compiled for February 1899 and it is pure weenie porn.
I find it very intriguing that the heaviest snow seems to be confined to right around the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. I wonder if there are any newspaper accounts of this storm?

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1 minute ago, PrinceFrederickWx said:

Power outages look bad in St. Mary's. It's flickered here a few times but I've never fully lost power.

I'm stuck at home, not able to get up the driveway hill.  Too icy.  

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58 minutes ago, alexderiemer said:

I find it very intriguing that the heaviest snow seems to be confined to right around the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. I wonder if there are any newspaper accounts of this storm?

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A good monthly summary written at the time can be found here- select "Maryland" and scroll down to "1899-02"

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/IPS/cd/cd.html

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39 minutes ago, PrinceFrederickWx said:

Power outages look bad in St. Mary's. It's flickered here a few times but I've never fully lost power.

11% in St. Mary's and 8% in Calvert so far. Starting to lose small limbs regularly. Have heard a few bigger ones in the woods.

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9 minutes ago, csnavywx said:

11% in St. Mary's and 8% in Calvert so far. Starting to lose small limbs regularly. Have heard a few bigger ones in the woods.

That's rough.  The worst part just missed us here in Talbot, looks like we were on the back edge, roughly 0.2" of fzra

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Nice little burst of snow at the end down here...enough to whiten the ground in a few spots.

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Southern Calvert and St. Mary’s seemed to get a lot more ice than central Calvert. Driving down 2-4 to California early this morning looked like a forest of glass. Lots of downed tree branches- I can see why there were power outages.

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1 hour ago, PrinceFrederickWx said:

Southern Calvert and St. Mary’s seemed to get a lot more ice than central Calvert. Driving down 2-4 to California early this morning looked like a forest of glass. Lots of downed tree branches- I can see why there were power outages.

Yeah, it was almost pure freezing rain down here and very dependent on wet-bulbing effects due to borderline temps. Tree tops and anything exposed is absolutely loaded with ice and anything close to the ground only has a glaze. Not uncommon to see near-surface objects have only a tenth of an inch but have half an inch of accretion several feet up. Shave off a degree on this storm and it would have been a disaster here.

That being said, it was a very pretty drive in today with the overnight hoarfrost that grew on the ice.

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I was talking with someone much older than me who's lived in Calvert County a long time, and she said there was a really bad ice storm in 2001 for Southern MD. Anyone who lived here at the time know if this is true? I'm not sure if she has the right year, but she said she's NOT confusing it with the 1994 one. I was living in Glen Burnie at the time and that winter was a dud up there.

(tagging @Wxdavis5784 since I think you were living around here at the time?)

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26 minutes ago, PrinceFrederickWx said:

I was talking with someone much older than me who's lived in Calvert County a long time, and she said there was a really bad ice storm in 2001 for Southern MD. Anyone who lived here at the time know if this is true? I'm not sure if she has the right year, but she said she's NOT confusing it with the 1994 one. I was living in Glen Burnie at the time and that winter was a dud up there.

(tagging @Wxdavis5784 since I think you were living around here at the time?)

I sure was. I grew up in Charlotte Hall right at the northern tip of St. Mary’s County.
Nothing sticks out, we’ve had a plethora of ice storms over the years and some were worse than others. NOTHING COMPARES TO 94. Everything in comparison to me is Busch League.

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