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Rainbow over the snow: All seasons of weather in one day capped with beauty

Complete slate of seasons in one day across Maryland capped with rainbows
Complete slate of seasons in one day across Maryland capped with rainbows
Chrisand Leigh Tsottles

Have you heard of the expression ‘if you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes? Well, yesterday was the closest we came to really living up to it. ALL DAY LONG! BWI ranged from 27°F to 57°F, which may not jump out on it’s own, but we have everything in between,.

Feb 19th 2014: Farm in Woodbine glowed in the shine
Barb Williams Sullivan

Wednesday February 19th started with a clear moonlit sky, but clouded up in central Maryland after 5 am and then a little storm system arrived. This brought what appeared to be all 4 seasons in one day across our state, and it ended with such beauty that was captured by many and compiled here in the slide show for you to enjoy.

The morning:

Rain arrived between 6-8 AM, but it was cold enough for pockets of freezing rain make it rather icy, but only in spots not widespread.

Lightning and thunder: There were quite a few rumbles around 8-9 am with heavy downpours. It’s rare enough to get a morning thunderstorm, but in February after some ice, was a surprise.

Mid Day:

Sunny and Mild: The sun broke out for a few hours, allowing temps to soar, especially on the Eastern Shore. Salisbury reached a high of 67°F, and much of southern MD and VA reached the 60s. Baltimore hit a high of 57°F, which was 11 degrees above normal.


Showers and Thunderstorms: Round 2 brought a band of quick heavy showers followed by the best surprise of the day!

Rainbow over the snow: All across central and northern MD, the timing of the showers ending followed by the late day sun popping out between 3-4 PM allowed or a great display of rainbows. See a compilation of many pictures showing off the colors in the slide show. These were sent to me via my social media networks


Fog: There was a low level haze that lingered with the moisture


Iced up. Temps dropped back into the 20s and low 30s, which refroze a lot of what was melted.

I’d call that the full slate of weather in one day. Classic Maryland!

I called for a cold and snowy winter based on many reasons, and it has been since the record early start for the local ski resorts the day after Thanksgiving.

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