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Question of the Day Challenge: AMS in Baltimore

  • By AMS Staff
  • Jan 25, 2024

Tune in for new question every weekday morning during the AMS Annual Meeting from January 29th - Feb 2nd. You, and fellow Weather Band members, can join in the challenge to vote for the answer on Twitter. Test your expertise, then you can check back in here or on our social media to learn the answers. 

Keep an eye on this page and our Weather Band Twitter/X for daily questions and updates each day of the event!


Sunday, 28 January Question of the Day

Q: Which 1970s storm inundated Baltimore and surrounding areas?

A: Agnes. Nearly 8" of precipitation was recorded in Baltimore, and 21 people tragically lost their lives in this storm. Read more here. 


Monday, 29 January Question of the Day

Q: What is the coldest temperature officially on record for Baltimore?    

A: -7 degrees. This coldest temperature has been measured multiple times, including in 1982, 1963, 1934 and 1899. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has been the official measuring site for the Baltimore area since 1950, before that the weather was measured in downtown Baltimore at the U.S. Customs House. 


Tuesday, 30 January Question of the Day

How many consecutive days has Baltimore had without 1 inch of snow, or more?

A: 728, which ended 01/14/2024


Wednesday, 31 January Question of the Day

Q: What's the longest stretch without measurable snowfall (0.1") in Baltimore?

A: 359 days, ending 5 February 1914 - This month's snow in the Baltimore area was the first accumulating snow in 347 days, which is the 2nd-longest on record, behind 359 days from 1913 to 1914.


Thursday, 1 February Question of the Day

Q: When did back-to-back blizzards dump more than 4 feet of snow in Baltimore, earning the dubious nickname "Snowmageddon" for shutting down the city?

A: The most snow in a month for Baltimore area since 1892, February 1, 2010 with  50.3" of snow!


Thank you to all who participated in our Question of the Day.