Mid-Atlantic Dealt 'Glancing Blow,' Avoids Worst of Storm
Commuters in Buffalo, NY are waking up to much more snow than in the Washington/Baltimore region. (Photo: Jason Safoutin / Wikimedia Commons / MGN)
WASHINGTON (AP/WBOC)- The Mid-Atlantic region avoided the brunt of a powerful winter storm that pounded parts of the Northeast.
Meteorologist Jim Lee of the National Weather Service said Tuesday that the storm dealt "a glancing blow" to the Washington-Baltimore region.
Snowfalls in Washington D.C. and Baltimore fell short of predictions, with about one inch each. The District had been predicted to see up to 4 inches, and Baltimore had been expected to get up to 6 inches.
The rest of Maryland and Delaware also saw lower-than-predicted snow totals. National Weather Service data shows that the most that fell in Maryland was in Germantown in suburban Washington, at 4.5 inches. Fairfax in northern Virginia got 4.3 inches.
Most of Delmarva saw barely an inch of snow, when several inches had been predicted.