Mid-Atlantic sets some snow records


Associated Press

Posted on February 7, 2010 at 1:32 PM

UNDATED (AP) — The amount of snow that buried the Mid-Atlantic region this weekend has broken some records and came close to others.

The totals ranged from around a foot in parts of Ohio to 3 feet or more in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.

Almost 18 inches of snow was measured at Reagan National Airport, just outside Washington. That's the fourth-highest storm total for the nation's capital.

At Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, the record was shattered with 32 inches, and Virginia Emergency Management spokeswoman Laura Southerd says parts of the area saw 37 inches.

Philadelphia got 28.5 inches, just shy of the record 30.7 inches during the January 1996 blizzard. Farther west in Pennsylvania, 31 inches fell in Upper Strasburg and 30 inches in Somerset.

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Laura Southard

Virginia Emergency Management spokeswoman Laura Southard says there are plenty of new records as far as snow totals go in Virginia.

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Roy Snyder, snowed-in Maryland resident

Maryland resident Roy Snyder, who measured 31 inches of snow in his yard, says he's having a hard time shoveling out.

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: The Marine Corp Memorial of Iwo Jima is juxtaposed against the Washington Monument under morning sun in Arlington, Va., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, after a blizzard. Residents of the U.S. capital and nearby states are faced Sunday with the prospect of digging out of more than two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some areas.