Monday January 2 – Rain arrived overnight and temperatures warmed just enough to limit any ice problems. Now we are in for a wet day with temps aiming for the 40s. A break between systems tonight, but even more rain and warming to the 50s tomorrow, but that storm will drag colder temps down behind it. The jet stream will be dropping to our south by the end of the week allowing for an extended period of colder air.  Temperatures by Friday inter early next week will stay below freezing for many of us. In the process, light snow will arrive late Thursday into Friday. As for this weekend, there is still a chance for a coastal storm, but another day is needed for that energy to get closer to the west coast to be better assessed.

Here’s a look at the weather maps

Today: Simulated Radar —> slider HRRR Model

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Storm Track —> slider GFS Model

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Light Snow Into Friday Morning???

Pattern Change: Jet Stream Slipping South

Tuesday Morning


Friday Morning


Snow Potential —> slider Canadian Model

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Temperature Outlook


Faith in the Flakes Online- Flannel PJs Printed Inside Out

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  • We’ve added Flannel PJ Pants that will be printed inside out. They have to be, to make it snow ?
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Also See:

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

Maryland Winters

NOAA Winter Outlook for 2016 to 2017

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