Friday December 23 – As we jump into hyper holiday mode with schools closing, last minute gift gathering, and even frantic packing for family trips, the weather is not a main concern. It is a cold morning in the 20s, but we will warm above freezing today and stay there tonight. We have rain on the way but more of a nuisance thing into Saturday for the first half of the day. Saturday night will be dry for the start of Hanukah. Christmas will NOT be like last year when were were near 70°F. It will be closer to 50°F, and dry.  Another quick and quiet cold front mid week, will set up the colder air to arrive as we close out 2016. There is a chance in the extended outlook that we could get some snow New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.  Here are the latest maps.

Tonight: Rain arrival just before midnight in western Maryland

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Next Week:

Cold Front Tuesday Morning


Potential Snow/Mix New Year’s Day

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Temperature Outlook




Faith in the Flakes Online- Flannel PJs Printed Inside Out

Store Now Open

  • We’ve added Flannel PJ Pants that will be printed inside out. They have to be, to make it snow ?
  • Free Personal Delivery for orders of 20 items or more to schools and businesses.
  • Click this image for the online store.
  • Look for more items to be added soon.
  • Also see the info for the STEM Assembly Spirit Wear program:  Put your school name on the shirts and raise money for you PTO/PTA in the process.


thatcher_snowsticksAvailable in 2 Ft, 30 Inches, and 3 Ft Sizes. Also with Orange/Black or Purple/Black. Click on the image to see the options offered by my friend Thatcher at Signs By Tomorrow in Timonium.

Go to to order yours today! Click the ‘Request a Quote’ button at the top of the page. In comment box include color, size and payment information. Please indicate whether you’d like to have us UPS ship them to you or if you would like to pick up in our store. Snow Sticks will ship or will be ready for pick up in our store 48 hrs after order is placed, Mon-Fri.

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Get the award winning Kid Weather App I made with my oldest son and support our love for science, weather, and technology. Our 3 year anniversary of the release and our contribution to STEM education is this November. It has been downloaded in 60 countries, and works in both temperature scales. With your support we can expand on the fun introduction to science and real weather.

Also See:

My Winter Outlook for 2016-2017: Colder with snow spread out more

NOAA Winter Outlook for 2016 to 2017

Maryland Winters

La Nina Formed: What it could mean to our winter

Farmers Almanacs Split On Cold And Snow

Extreme Weather of 2015 balanced out on both ends

Low Snow Winters In Baltimore: Records Might Surprise You

NOAA Ranks Blizzard 2016 4th Worst Snowstorm On Record

Blizzard 2016 Record Top Snowstorm: Area Totals