Friday October 20

Do you remember the first frost we had a few mornings ago? That is not the case today. Temperatures are back into the mid 40s and 50s, only to send us back to the 70s this afternoon. Real Fall is really on the way… next week though. We are in another stretch of warm weather that will feel more like September as mid 70s will rule the afternoons this weekend. This may put some added stress on some marathon runners in the Baltimore Running Festival, but make for good conditions to view the Orionid Meteor Shower this weekend. Our reality check will come next week: Rain Tuesday and then a colder pattern to finish the month.

Stats For October 20

Normal High:  66ºF

Record High:  87ºF in 1969

Normal Low: 44ºF

Record Low: 28ºF in 1992; 1981; 1972

Sunrise: 7:21 AM

Sunset 6:22 PM

This morning

This Afternoon:


Orionid Meteor Shower

The peak of the meteor shower will be after midnight (near the Orion Constellation) tonight and Saturday. Expectation of 10 to 15 meteors each hour. I will have more about this in my afternoon report.


Pattern Change:

The big change will start Tuesday evening, but really take hold by next Wednesday and Thursday


Rain Timeline Animation

Jet Stream Animation


Temperature Trend

Winter Stuff

NOAA Winter Outlook: Not The Best But Not The Worst For Snow

Two Farmers Almanacs Winter 2018 Outlooks

My Preliminary Winter Outlook Notes

Maryland Winters

Low Snow Winters In Baltimore

First Frost and Freeze Dates For Maryland (southern PA and northern VA)

NOAA Ranks Blizzard 2016 4th Worst Snowstorm On Record

Extreme Weather of 2015 balanced out on both ends

6-Days Left!

Trust in this Bust- Limited Edition Shirt

This is not a forecast, but a fundraiser for breast cancer research at BCRF- the highest rated cancer research charity. This soft Bella T-Shirt is to promote the strength of the ‘good bust’ and the heart that beats strong beneath it. Proceeds will be donated in honor of my mother Linda Berk, a 3-time breast cancer survivor. Click on the shirt image to join us.



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