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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/ 5/2010

Winter arrives in western Maryland, W. Va.

By Jason Samenow

Accumulating snow possible mainly tonight into tomorrow

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Areas shaded in purple are under a Winter Weather Advisory through Saturday due to the potential for 2-6" of snow.

No sooner than a day after the release of our winter outlook does the first accumulating snow event arrive in the mid-Atlantic region.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Garrett County in western Maryland, which includes Deep Creek Lake. A second winter weather advisory covers the highlands of West Virginia, including extreme western Allegany, Highland, Pendleton, and western Grant and Mineral counties.

In western Maryland, at least 4 inches of snow is forecast by Saturday afternoon, with 6"+ in the high elevations. In the West Virginia highlands 2-5" is expected.

Accumulating snow has not yet begun around Deep Creek Lake but you can watch the landscape whiten mainly tonight and tomorrow at

Snow is not at all unusual in these areas during November. Oakland, Maryland -- in Garrett County - averages about 9 inches of snow during the month. Four inches fell there last November.

The cause of the snow is an area of upper level low pressure moving through the region that will probably just produce scattered cloud cover east of the mountains. The D.C. Lake Blog offers a great discussion as to why this region gets so much snow.

By Jason Samenow  | November 5, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  Winter Storms  
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Jealous :(

Posted by: sigmagrrl | November 5, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

sigmagrrl - ready to pass by Autumn in favor of Winter? :)

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 5, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I was ready back when it was July and I couldn't get a break from the heat! My name is Sigmagrrl... and I'm a winter addict :)

Posted by: sigmagrrl | November 5, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

sigmagrrl - you are in good company. thanks for joining us here at our online winter lovers anonymous meeting, ha!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 5, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

It snowed in Garrett County, MD during the night of October 19, 1972 when fall foliage was peaking. So beautiful driving through the mountains the next morning and seeing the ground white with snow while the trees were peaking. (I can pin down the exact date, because the World Series was still being played.)

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 5, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

JerryFloyd1 - wow that sounds fantastic. Great color scheme. Definitely early, even for Garrett Co!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 5, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

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