Publication Date January 30, 2016

Record snowfall, changing climate raise questions about preparedness for storm cleanup

United States
A Bobcat adds to a growing snow pile on Monument Street as it is removed from the 700 block of Calvert Street on Monday morning following the weekend snowstorm. Photo: Jerry Jackson, Baltimore Sun)

While Maryland remains below the Mason-Dixon line, global climate change knows no boundaries. Meteorologists say historic snowfalls may be more likely as warming temperatures lead to more precipitation.

Some say we may be seeing extreme weather changes already. Last weekend's storm dropped a record 29.2 inches on the Baltimore region, and half of the top 10 biggest snowstorms in Baltimore since 1892 have been in the past two decades — including the three largest.