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NOUS41 KLWX 040750
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DCZ001-MDZ003>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-501-502-VAZ025>031-
036>040-042-050>057-501>504-WVZ050>053-055-501>506-041950-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
250 AM EST WED MAR 04 2015

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 12
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE
ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE

***********************STORM TOTAL ICE***********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                          ICE           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

MARYLAND

...ALLEGANY COUNTY...
   ECKHART MINES         0.13  1054 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
   1 NE ANNAPOLIS           T   539 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
   2 E WHITE MARSH       0.10  1015 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NE KINGSVILLE       0.08   600 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NW LONG GREEN       0.06   810 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER

...BALTIMORE CITY...
   1 N PIMLICO           0.05   430 PM  3/03  PUBLIC
   1 NE PIMLICO          0.03   555 PM  3/03  COCORAHS

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   4 NNE UNIONTOWN       0.10   500 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER

...HARFORD COUNTY...
   1 SSE BELCAMP         0.10   550 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BEL AIR                  T   533 PM  3/03  COUNTY EMRG MGMT

...HOWARD COUNTY...
   1 WSW SAVAGE          0.06   900 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   1 WSW FAIRLAND        0.10   656 PM  3/03  TRAINED SPOTTER

VIRGINIA

...FAIRFAX COUNTY...
   1 N MCLEAN               T   431 PM  3/03  NWS EMPLOYEE

...LOUDOUN COUNTY...
   1 NNE ASHBURN            T   545 PM  3/03  NWS EMPLOYEE

$$

JACKSON



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NOUS41 KAKQ 040407
PNSAKQ

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1110 PM EST MAR 03 2015

...TOP TEN COLDEST AND SNOWIEST FEBRUARY AT RICHMOND AND NORFOLK

THERE IS A LOT THAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT THE COMPARISON OF THIS PAST
FEBRUARY TO PREVIOUS ONES. IT WAS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS.

THE MONTH STARTED OUT WITH NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WITH EVEN A DAY OF 70 DEGREES ON THE 8TH. A SERIES OF
COLD FRONTS THEN FOLLOWED SENDING TEMPERATURES PLUMMETING FOR THE
REST OF THE MONTH. TEMPERATURES FELL BELOW 50 ON THE 9TH AND
ONLY REACHED THAT MARK ONE MORE TIME AT BOTH RICHMOND AND NORFOLK
FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH...A VALUE THAT IS CONSIDERED A NORMAL HIGH
TEMPERATURE.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH (FEB 15-28)
WAS THE ALL TIME COLDEST BY SEVERAL DEGREES. AT RICHMOND...THAT
AVERAGE WAS 25.2 DEGREES...THE OLD RECORD 28.7 IN 1934. AT NORFOLK
THE AVERAGE WAS 27.2 WITH THE OLD RECORD 32.5 DEGREES IN 1963.

FOR THE MONTH AS A WHOLE...NORFOLK AVERAGED 32.5 DEGREES WHICH IS 10
DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. THIS MADE IT THE 3RD COLDEST ON RECORD...THE
COLDEST SINCE 1936 AND ONLY 0.6 DEGREES FROM TYING THE COLDEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THERE WERE FOUR DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUMS AND
THREE DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUMS. THE COLDEST READING OF THE
MONTH...9 DEGREES ON THE 20TH WAS THE LATEST IN THE SEASON FOR A
SINGLE DIGIT READING TO OCCUR...THE PREVIOUS RECORD BEING FEBRUARY
14.

AT RICHMOND...THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 31.4 DEGREES...9.5 DEGREES
BELOW AVERAGE. IT WAS THE 6TH COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD AND THE
COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1979. THERE WERE 3 RECORD LOW MAXIMUMS AND 2
RECORD LOW MINIMUMS. THE COLDEST OF THE MONTH WAS 4 DEGREES ON THE
20TH AND 21ST.

FOR SNOWFALL...THERE WERE TWO MAJOR SNOW EVENTS FOR BOTH
LOCATIONS...ONE ON THE 16TH AND THE OTHER ON THE 26TH. A MINOR
SNOWFALL OCCURRED AT NORFOLK ON THE 24TH. NORFOLK HAD 12.2 INCHES OF
SNOW...THE 7TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY. AT RICHMOND THERE WAS 11.5 INCHES
OF SNOW...THE 9TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY. AT NORFOLK...SIX DAYS IN A ROW
ENDING ON THE 22ND HAD 2 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW ON THE GROUND...THE
4TH LONGEST STRETCH WITH THIS MUCH SNOW ON THE GROUND.

$$

ALEXANDER













000
NOUS41 KAKQ 040407
PNSAKQ

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1110 PM EST MAR 03 2015

...TOP TEN COLDEST AND SNOWIEST FEBRUARY AT RICHMOND AND NORFOLK

THERE IS A LOT THAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT THE COMPARISON OF THIS PAST
FEBRUARY TO PREVIOUS ONES. IT WAS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS.

THE MONTH STARTED OUT WITH NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WITH EVEN A DAY OF 70 DEGREES ON THE 8TH. A SERIES OF
COLD FRONTS THEN FOLLOWED SENDING TEMPERATURES PLUMMETING FOR THE
REST OF THE MONTH. TEMPERATURES FELL BELOW 50 ON THE 9TH AND
ONLY REACHED THAT MARK ONE MORE TIME AT BOTH RICHMOND AND NORFOLK
FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH...A VALUE THAT IS CONSIDERED A NORMAL HIGH
TEMPERATURE.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH (FEB 15-28)
WAS THE ALL TIME COLDEST BY SEVERAL DEGREES. AT RICHMOND...THAT
AVERAGE WAS 25.2 DEGREES...THE OLD RECORD 28.7 IN 1934. AT NORFOLK
THE AVERAGE WAS 27.2 WITH THE OLD RECORD 32.5 DEGREES IN 1963.

FOR THE MONTH AS A WHOLE...NORFOLK AVERAGED 32.5 DEGREES WHICH IS 10
DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. THIS MADE IT THE 3RD COLDEST ON RECORD...THE
COLDEST SINCE 1936 AND ONLY 0.6 DEGREES FROM TYING THE COLDEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THERE WERE FOUR DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUMS AND
THREE DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUMS. THE COLDEST READING OF THE
MONTH...9 DEGREES ON THE 20TH WAS THE LATEST IN THE SEASON FOR A
SINGLE DIGIT READING TO OCCUR...THE PREVIOUS RECORD BEING FEBRUARY
14.

AT RICHMOND...THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 31.4 DEGREES...9.5 DEGREES
BELOW AVERAGE. IT WAS THE 6TH COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD AND THE
COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1979. THERE WERE 3 RECORD LOW MAXIMUMS AND 2
RECORD LOW MINIMUMS. THE COLDEST OF THE MONTH WAS 4 DEGREES ON THE
20TH AND 21ST.

FOR SNOWFALL...THERE WERE TWO MAJOR SNOW EVENTS FOR BOTH
LOCATIONS...ONE ON THE 16TH AND THE OTHER ON THE 26TH. A MINOR
SNOWFALL OCCURRED AT NORFOLK ON THE 24TH. NORFOLK HAD 12.2 INCHES OF
SNOW...THE 7TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY. AT RICHMOND THERE WAS 11.5 INCHES
OF SNOW...THE 9TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY. AT NORFOLK...SIX DAYS IN A ROW
ENDING ON THE 22ND HAD 2 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW ON THE GROUND...THE
4TH LONGEST STRETCH WITH THIS MUCH SNOW ON THE GROUND.

$$

ALEXANDER













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