NOAA says that Baltimore has averaged 20" per year over the last 52 years. By the time this last one ends today, we will be at about 60" THIS WEEK! Maryland snow is always around 32 degrees, and hence very wet. This stuff has been dry to very dry. My neighbor blew 4" off the driveway last week with his leaf blower.
Of course, the irony of it all is that there is ONE official ski resort in the whole state (Wisp) and it is practically in Ohio. That's 4-5 hours from Baltimore / DC in good weather. The "local 3" (White Tail, Liberty & Round Top) are actually in southern PA.
It's a very odd state snow-wise. I've lived here 30 years and seen dumps of 34" ('83), 28" twice ('03, '10), numerous 20+". Here's the odd part - the 34" dump was completely gone in about 7 days. 25 degree weather is often followed by 60 degree weather. Owning an area ski resort must be brutal.
Anyway, it's blowing sideways now. Likely an official blizzard. Hopefully The Rusty & Co. will figure out a way to keep some powder runs for a few days up at White Tail (that's a lot of responsibility, Rusty) so we commuters can forge a path from Clear Spring over the meadow & through the woods....
My new Dynastar 4800 wide wasted shorties (80-163) were so much fun skiing what one skier friend described as "packed marbles" at White Tail last week before the 1st dump. Can't wait to try some velvet this week. A very responsive ski.