2-12-10: Maryland by the Numbers V: Sno-MG Edition

February 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm 1 comment

Average seasonal snowfall at BWI:  18.2 inches

Total snowfall measured at BWI so far this season: 79.9 inches

Largest seasonal snowfall ever recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 1,140 inches at Mt Baker Ski Area in Washington State

Amount of snow that Baltimore City got in the first storm: 24.8 inches

Amount of snow that Garrett County got in the first storm: 36 inches

Number of hours that Garrett County schools were delayed the Monday after the first storm: 2

Number of school districts in Maryland, other than Garrett County, that were open that day: zero (Sources for previous four: MetroSource, Nathan Sterner reporting)

Amount of salt used by the State Highway Administration between Friday and Monday: 175,000 tons (Source: Public Information Office, State Highway Administration)

Total amount of highway salt sold in the U.S. in 1940: 164,000 tons

Total amount of highway salt sold in the U.S. in 2008: 22,185,000 tons

Amount the SHA has spent on winter cleanup this season until last Friday: approximately $50 million

Amount Governor O’Malley predicts the state will have to spend cleaning up after this storm: $40 million (Source: MetroSource)

The Maryland State Highway Administration’s snow clean up budget for 2009:  $26 million

Number of BGE customers who lost power in the first storm: Over 95,000

Number of BGE customers who lost power in the second storm: Over 38,000

Top three items purchased at Maryland Home Depot stores in the last week: Salt, shovels, and, where available, snow blowers (Source: Press Office, Home Depot Northern Division)

Top three items purchased at the Maryland Safeways in the last week:  Milk, eggs, and bread (Source: Press Office, Safeway Mid-Atlantic)

Top items purchased at Virginia Safeways in the last week: Beer and wine (Source: Press Office, Safeway Mid-Atlantic)

Number of bars producer Bruce Wallace found open within six blocks of his house at noon on Saturday: 4

Number of miles producer Katherine Gorman walked to get to an open bar on Saturday: 2.4

Baltimore’s rank on a recent Men’s Health list of “Drunkest Cities”: 60th

Number of hours Stephanie Rawlings-Blake served as Baltimore’s mayor before the snow started falling in Charm City: About 23

Top snow-related Twitter trending term for Baltimore as of yesterday afternoon: “Cabin Fever” at number 6

Number 7? John Mayer

As of 4:30 p.m. yesterday, chance of snow falling in the Baltimore/D.C. area on Monday: 50 percent

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