1. Hottest summer: The average temperature at BWI from June through August was 79.3 degrees. That broke the previous record of 79.1 degrees, set in 1943.
2. Most 90-degree days: The total now stands at 56 days, which broke the previous record of 54 days set in 1988.3. Most 100-degree days: Seven days. This was a tie, matching the total in 1988.
4. Record-high daily temperatures were set on 10 dates: April 5 (84 degrees); April 6 (90 degrees); June 23 (97 degrees); June 24, (100 degrees); June 27, (100 degrees); June 28 (99 degrees); July 6 (105 degrees); July 7 (101 degrees); July 24 (101 degrees); July 25 (100 degrees);
5. Record-high minimum temperatures: set May 3 (69 degrees); July 24 (82 degrees)
6. Warmest month/warmest July: Temperatures in July averaged 81.5 degrees. This matched the record for the warmest month and the warmest July, first set in 1949 and matched in 1995.
7. Hottest average daily high temperature: July's daily highs averaged 92.5 degrees, beating the previous record of 91.9 degrees, set in 1988.
I didn't think I'd live to ever say this but I've had enough snow this year.
We already know this was the snowiest winter, the snowiest February, the snowiest month on record for Baltimore. Here are a few other winter weather trivia from this meteorological winter just ended, just published in the NWS Monthly Climate Report for BWI-Marshall in February:
1. Baltimore recorded two separate, two-day, double-digit snowfalls in the same month (Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 9-10) for the first time since record-keeping for snow totals began in the 1880s.
2. The two big February storms dropped a combined 44.5 inches of snow at BWI in just six days. It was the most snow ever to fall for any 7-day period on record for Baltimore. The previous record weekly snowfall was 32.6 inches, in Jan. 6-12, 1996.
3. The daily 7 a.m. "climatological snow depth" - the snow measured on the ground at BWI - on Feb. 11 was 34 inches, setting a new record. The report doesn't say what the old record was.
4. The average snow depth for Baltimore in February was 11 inches, the highest average monthly snow depth ever recorded for the city. The previous record was 7 inches, in January 1996.
5. There was at least an inch of snow on the ground at BWI on 22 dates in February. That's the third-highest number of February days with an inch of snow or more on the ground for Baltimore. The highest number is 27 days in 1934, followed by 25 days in 1905.
6. The maximum daily temperature at BWI failed to reach 50 degrees for the entire month. That's the first time that's happened in any month since January 1977, and only the 10th time on record. Even so, February 2010 ranked as only the 22nd coldest February on record here.
I am so glad I was here. I loved it.
Things are worse than this morning. Temperature is down to 20.0F with barometric pressure down to 29.29 inches. Winds are strong; horizontal snow.
I awoke to 7 inches of new fluffy snow in the driveway, a 27.9F temperature, and a 29.35 inch barometric pressure rapidly falling. A blizzard warning is posted for Howard County until 7 PM.
More snow is on the way. The NWS is calling for 12 to 20 inches by tonight.
This is the most snow I've ever seen.
Statement as of 7:46 AM EST on February 10, 2010
... Blizzard Warning now in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...
... Winter Storm Warning is cancelled...
The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has cancelled the Winter Storm Warning. The Blizzard Warning is now in effect until 7 PM EST this evening.
* Precipitation type... snow.
* Accumulations... 10 to 20 inches.
* Timing... snow will continue through this evening. Heaviest snowfall is expected this morning through early afternoon.
* Temperatures... mid and upper 20s.
* Winds... winds will become northwest increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph. Blowing and drifting snow will reduce visibilities to a quarter mile or less at times producing blizzard conditions.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. The combination of snow and strong winds will make travel very hazardous.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded... stay with your vehicle.