Much of the Northeast is under a state of emergency as a blizzard is expected to bring over one foot of snow and high winds to the area.
If the third Saturday in May in Baltimore can be too hot for you, another horse racing spectacle, held over the weekend at a mountain resort in Switzerland, courts the opposite extreme, holding its meeting on a frozen lake.
Temperatures dipped severely this week in many parts of the United States. Dangerously cold temperatures gripped the Upper Midwest in advance of a storm that’s expected to bring several inches of snow in coming days, while schools and officials in the Northeast braced for their own blast of wintry weather. Much of the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will stay cold for the next couple of days as the arctic air remains stuck over the northern Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers and reporters took hundreds of pictures while covering last weekend’s record winter storm. Here are 25 of our favorite staff images of the snowfall and aftermath, taken throughout the Baltimore region.
Photos of snow removal in Washington, D.C., New York City, Massachusetts and other East Coast cities.
Excerpt from an article published on January 8, 1996
One of the biggest winter storms of the century slammed into Maryland yesterday, paralyzing the state with a blinding mix of fast-falling snow and ferocious winds that could turn this morning’s commute into a slow, agonizing crawl.
If there’s a commute at all.
Motorists were expected to face nearly 2 feet of powdery snow. Forecasters say the snow, driven by winds with gusts topping 30 mph, will make it tough — if not impossible — for plows to keep major highways clear before the first commuters venture out around dawn.
A weather pattern that could be associated with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow in parts of the West that there are concerns about avalanches. On Christmas Day, it could be warmer in New York City than Los Angeles.