Frost Advisory Monday Then Outlook For Warming Trend

Frost Advisory Monday Then Outlook For Warming Trend

May 15 2016 – Today felt like autumn and even looked like it in parts of the Mid Atlantic. There was actually snow in some of the high mountains of West Virginia and flurries in western Maryland this morning. The clouds and gusty winds kept most of us in the 50s, but Baltimore’s BWI officially hit 60°F for the daily high. That keeps the record of 7 days in the 50s for May out of reach as the inevitable warm up is within sights. But first, there will be frost Monday morning. The official Frost Advisory does NOT include central Maryland or southern PA. But I think there is still reason we could expect frost in some of these areas.

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Temperatures Will Be Cold Enough

The clouds are already diminishing and the winds will relax overnight. That will allow for maximum radiational cooling. The dry air shows dew points in the 20s, and while I don’t think it will get that chilly, here is a sample of how cool it could get. Keep in mind this model does not show the normally colder spots that could drop even lower. All it takes is temps to drop below 40°F for the chance of frost to form. In short… protect your plants. If you delayed your planting… Good! Next week will be better to us.

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Outlook Warmer:

Temperatures should average in the mid 70s already, so it is just a matter of time. There is only one day this week with rain likely. This outlook by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center shows the expected surge of warm air next week. We have  greater than 50% chance for above average temperatures… meaning at least the mid to upper 70s. But between us, I think we will hit the 80s by the end of next week.

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Temperatures: Gradual Warm Up

Here is the lead up to that warming

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