By Tim Williams

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The first week of March saw a drastic contrast in weather. From the mid-Atlantic to New England, rain, snow and winds caused many areas to react.

Meteorologist Tim Williams has more on how the Northeast is still digging out from the storm that breezed through Maryland.

The two-day storm dumped more than a foot of snow in the Northeast. High winds and rain left towns flooded along the coast.

On Plum Island, Mass. the pounding storm surge nearly swept homes into the ocean and many residents never saw it coming.

“We’re coming up on the high tide. This tide is much larger than what we anticipated,” said Sam Joslin, a building commissioner in Newbury, Mass.

Snow began blanketing the upper Midwest and mid-Atlantic earlier in the week before moving out to sea.

Parts of Maryland were not exempt, such as Frederick County.

“Took us about three hours to pre-treat everything, but it worked pretty well,” one resident said.

Dangerous winds toppled a tractor trailer along the Bay Bridge.

But what was little more than rain and slush near Baltimore gradually became a foot west of the Beltway. And eventually it became 2 feet in some areas near Boston.

The snow fell fast. One-day snowfall records were broken across Massachusetts.

Now, neighborhoods in the Midwest and East are melting down while some residents are counting down.

“I wish I was in Florida right now. I don’t like the snow anymore,” said Ethel Donlan, of Frederick.

And while we’re enjoying these spring-like days, remember March madness can easily refer to weather. Calendar spring is still 10 days away.

This weekend’s milder temperatures are helping the eastern seaboard to recover.


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