Jan. 21 Snow Totals in Maryland: Patch Readers Weigh In

How close was your guess?

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We asked Patch readers in Maryland to guess how much snow would fall from Tuesday’s storm? Readers weighed in on Facebook with their predictions.

There seemed to be some skepticism about the weather forecasts prior to the start of the snow.

“Since they closed school already I'm guessing no snow,” joked Kelly Marie on Annapolis Patch’s Facebook page.

Erika Murray predicted “a dusting, at best” on Dundalk Patch’s Facebook page and Nancy Ambrozewicz hoped for “sunny and 73 degrees.”

Len Sica predicted one foot of snow on Ellicott City Patch’s Facebook page, saying he “always double(s) the predicted amount.” 

The consensus from the Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch Facebook page was also to add several inches to the predicted amount.

Estimates were all over the place on Towson Patch’s Facebook page. Antero Pietila predicted a whopping 84 inches of snow, “give or take,” while Amy Mazer Fenton predicted a modest 3 inches. 

Pete Repo Katsikides posted on Havre de Grace Patch’s Facebook page that he had his “blizzard fingers crossed.”

On Bel Air Patch’s Facebook page, many overestimated snowfall totals of 10 inches or more.  However, Bobby Weaver was the closest to being accurate with his prediction of a “solid 7.5 inches” as was Tammy Cowman who predicted the same on Westminster Patch’s Facebook page

The National Weather Service (NWS) recorded 8 inches in Westminster and 8.5 in Bel Air.

Predictions of 8 inches were on the mark on Parkville Patch’s Facebook page and Catonsville Patch’s Facebook page. NWS recorded 6-8 inches in Baltimore County.

Fred Niziol gave the most accurate guess on the Columbia Patch Facebook page. He predicted five inches at BWI; NWS recorded 5.1.

Joe Benda’s guess of 4 to 6 inches on Annapolis Patch’s Facebook page was right on target for what the area received, too, as was Carrie Miller Hilliard’s guess. She nailed it with her guess of 4.5 inches on Severna Park Patch’s Facebook page.

Guesses on Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch’s Facebook page ranged from 0 to 12 (that was actually one jokester’s guess) but Bob Bradshaw, Regina Reese-Nokes and Tiffani Moreland Moore were closest.

Many guesses on Anne Arundel Patch’s Facebook page were in the actual snowfall range of 4 to 7 inches but Dennis Raymond was hoping for more snow. His guess: 8 to 12 inches.

Jeni Berkebile wrote “12 inches! just 'cause I want it” on Crofton Patch’s Facebook page and she wasn’t the only one who wanted a double-digit snowfall amount. Jan Miletich wrote: “Oh, this one looks like a sure thing, coming in from the west! I'm going with 10 inches for Crofton!”

The hopeful guess of Jennifer L. Everhart-Sparr in Perry Hall was 16 inches, while others predicted no snow or 8-9 inches.

Some estimates were on the very low side. Patrick Bennett predicted 2-4 inches on Gaithersburg Patch’s Facebook page

On Elkridge Patch’s Facebook page, Aaron Donnally predicted 2 inches and Robert Judge predicted 10 centimeters.

Yes, centimeters.

TELL US: How much snow did your Patch get?


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