Saturday January 28 – The colder air is back this weekend, but it is all relative. Highs in the lower 40s gets us back just to ‘normal’ but it will feel like the mid 30s with the wind and anyone doing the Polar Bear Plunge in the Bay will tell you it is plenty cold! What I want to elaborate on for the upcoming week is that it will turn colder, and there will be multiple days with a chance of snow. You might see that little snowflake on your apps or favorite TV newscast.  But it won’t amount to much, until maybe next weekend. You will like what you see below. FITF

This cold pattern looks like a good set up as we enter February, and it will send clipper type systems our way. But these will only bring flurries or snow showers… However this does include all of our area, not just the north side. According to this GFS Model, we have three days with flurries or snow showers.

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Super Bowl Sunday Storm…?

This is where we need to consider that there is energy in the atmosphere that will try to develop a storm. But the slight variation in algorithms among computer models show a wide discrepancy of how this will play out 8 days from now.  I do not like showing maps and giving false hope more than 1 week away. I only want to do this now because the potential storm could be on or around Super Bowl Sunday and could affect your party plans.

The GFS Model shows a warmer storm track to our west on Sunday, but the Canadian (my winter favorite) shows a system arriving Sunday night. This projection is farther east and south = colder with more snow. Personally I would be surprised if either one works out like shown here. But there will be something forming and is worth tracking. The timing and the track will be revised a few times as the energy gets a better look interacting with other systems over the next few days.

Compare The Outlooks

GFS = Inland/Warmer Track


Canadian Super Bowl Sunday Storm —> slider

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Note: This is just one outlook, but I show it for the great contrast to the GFS Model. This is farther south and colder, contrary to the bias I have mentioned with computer models. However, the Canadian GEM is strongest in cold flow patterns. So let this stand as the first of a series of comparisons to see how this evolves over the next week.

Temperature Outlook

These cold temperatures average slightly below average.

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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