February Thaw: Rain Some Storms And Record Warmth

February Thaw: Rain Some Storms And Record Warmth

February 1 – Temperatures are starting the day between the mid 40s to near 50°F. That makes it easier for kids to head back to school after a week long post blizzard break. This afternoon, maybe not so great as rain will spread through the region in time for the commute home. Then watch the southern end of the Iowa/Midwest blizzard to hit us with a band of rain and storms. It will miss the Iowa caucus, but cause plenty of problems there on Tuesday, while Groundhog Day should start clear and dry here and in western Pennsylvania for Phil. There will be plenty of energy and mid level winds available to surge in warm air ahead of that storm. The record high on Wednesday February 3 is 66°F set in 1932. That will be challenged.  The only change from last night’s report… The cold air might be delayed until next week. So I am holding off on the look at the next storm next weekend for now.

Simulated Radar:

The rain should reach metro Baltimore between 1 and 3 PM, then last into the evening. The Eastern Shore will get it this evening and had it last a few hours longer into the night.

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Groundhog Day: High Pressure should be located over central Pennsylvania. This would provide a clear sky in the morning for Punxsutawney Phil to see his shadow. It looks like he will support 6 more weeks of winter. It will return after the midweek storm. But that storm will make headlines, and perhaps answer the important question for us: If you live in Iowa and a blizzard is approaching, do you go shopping for Milk-Break-and Toiler Paper, or go to caucus?

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There will be a blizzard hitting Iowa AFTER the caucus, will track to the Great Lakes.  The trailing cold front will bring in strong winds which will translate to the potential for thunderstorms. Some severe weather will break out in the Ohio Valley on Tuesday and we will watch the upper level winds to translate that energy to storms for us on Wednesday. Also consider the melting snowpack to lead to possible flooding.

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Severe Storm Potential

Tuesday will be the most active day. We will see how much energy will be left for us on Wednesday.

Severe Storm Potential





Limited Edition FITF Shirt: I Survived the Blizzard of 2016

I had to show you this new way to commemorate our storm. Thanks to the people at Carroll County Screen Printing, we’ve made this limited Blizzard 2016 edition Faith in the Flakes shirt. It is black with white print in short sleeve.

29.2″ was the official Baltimore snowfall January 22-23, the all time top storm!

Sweet 16

I figured in honor of the Blizzard of 2016, this should be kept at $16.

It is now the top item in our new store page.  Order now as it will only be available until Thursday Feb 4. Then we go to print. This keeps the cost down 🙂

See all the other styles including new color options for the popular Baseball T and others in the FITF main page.

Temperature Outlook:

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