Here in Maryland, we certainly do and more is on the way according to the National Weather Service.
30 inches of snow blanket the house from the Superbowl Sunday/Monday storm
Today's forecast includes a Winter Storm Watch predicting anywhere from six inches to a foot of new snow. And it's not like it's been a dry year. To date, this year (i.e., since January), we've accumulated 52 plus inches of snow here in Maryland. And that doesn't even include our early December 2009 blizzard which dumped another foot of the white stuff.
It's a good thing that here at Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC, we LOVE snow. And even with all of the extra chores associated with big snow falls, I have to admit it's been very fun running all of our dog sledding programs using the dog sleds instead of the wheeled dog sleds (called a "rig" or "gig"). For photographs from some of our recent dog sledding programs, check out this blog entry and our Gallery.
Acadia plays in the snow from the December '09 Baltimore blizzard
Happy dog sledding, folks.
Issued by The National Weather Service
3:18 am EST, Wed., Feb. 24, 2010
... WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE... SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS... POTENTIAL FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 OR MORE INCHES.
* TIMING... A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS EVENING WILL BECOME ALL SNOW BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 3 AM TONIGHT. SNOW WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT... ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHEAST MARYLAND.
* TEMPERATURES... LOWS NEAR 30 TONIGHT. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S THURSDAY. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S THURSDAY NIGHT.
* WINDS... NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH TONIGHT... INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH THURSDAY WITH GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY NIGHT.
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
Now if we could just send some of the snow we have accumulated here in Maryland over the past month north to our cabin in Maine and to our New England mushing friends, everything would be perfect.
Here's hoping some new snow falls up at camp
Things (snow that is) are looking up even up at camp as a Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Maine as well as Maryland. Up at camp, they are forecasting approximately six inches of snow out of the storm that produced rain yesterday here in Maryland with another several feet of snow in the forecast for later in the week.
Issued by The National Weather Service
3:04 am EST, Wed., Feb. 24, 2010
... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
... SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN MAINE AND NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY...
.LOW PRESSURE LOCATED OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST THIS MORNING WILL TRACK NORTH AND WEAKEN AS IT APPROACHES SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATER TODAY. AHEAD OF THE LOW... PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING.
SNOW WILL CONTINUE... HEAVY AT TIMES... IN THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY AND THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE. DURING THE AFTERNOON... THE HEAVY SNOW WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF WESTERN MAINE. AS THE LOW WEAKENS... THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST. THE LAST OF THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL EXIT THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN MAINE DURING THE LATE EVENING HOURS.
TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM THIS STORM WILL BE AS MUCH AS 6 TO 12 INCHES ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.
ANOTHER STORM IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY... AND THIS STORM COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO TELL JUST HOW MUCH SNOW WILL FALL WITH THE SECOND STORM.