MAP: How Much Snow Has Fallen in Your Community?
The Baltimore Metro area was expecting between 5 and 11 inches of snow during this week's winter storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in your Patch area over the past 3 days.
The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of your Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day.
It updates as Skywarn volunteers file their reports, so check back later to see more accurate statistics.
Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
The effects of the snowstorm that began Tuesday night have been hit-or-miss throughout the Baltimore Metro area, about 5 inches fell in Westminster but less than 1 inch in Parkville, for example, according to the map.
The National Weather Service had forecast that 4-11 inches of snow would accumulate through Wednesday night.
However, the winter storm warning that was in effect, had been canceled by 2:50 p.m. Wednesday. A hazardous weather outlook is still in effect.
But so far, we have not seen that much accumulation. Rather, there has been more rain than snow.
For the rest of the evening, there's a 100 percent chance of rain in the forecast, but not further snow accumulation.
"The temperature was just above freezing, and snow that fell melted on contact," Jackson said, referring to Wednesday.
Jackson noted that a reported 1.9 inches of rain fell in parts of Baltimore County, which, if the temperature would have been below freezing, would have equaled nearly 11 inches of snow accumulation.
The ratio is 1:10, which is one inch of liquid precipitation equals 10 inches of accumulated snow, Jackson said.
The temperature, so far, has been above freezing during the storm because there was warm air from North Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean that has been wrapping around the low pressure system here in the D.C. area, Jackson said. That's why it's been raining instead of snowing.
The NWS map attached to this article is based on volunteer reports, he said. The more volunteers who report, the more accurate it will be.
To participate in reporting precipitation amounts for your area, check out the Skywarn volunteer spotting program for the NWS, and join the more than 5,000 volunteers who have already trained in the area by meteorologists, including by Jackson.
Did you get more snow than what is reported on this map? If so, tell us in the comments section.