Thursday November 9

By now you may have heard about the arctic blast on the way over the next few days. While it is a sharp contrast to the 70s we had a few days ago. We have areas of drizzle and light rain already today making it feel more raw. I understand the sarcastic approach that it is November and what else should we expect.   The purpose of this post is for the extreme hard core snow lovers anxious to seek out any flake that will fall within a 100 mile radius. It is also for the reality that it is going to be abnormally cold and the actual temperature is only part of the story.

First: About The Flurries

I need to preface this: The arctic front will open Lake Effect snow showers. But this usually do not make it past the mountains, unless there us upper level support. There is NOT a lot of moisture here, so we really are talking about flurries. Stickage with ground coverage is very slim to none for our immediate area. Also, the timing will be before sunrise… So you will need a light to see anything.

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PJ bottoms still inside out- They have to be to help bring on the snow.


About The Cold

Two Records Within Reach:

Friday November 10: Lowest High = 41ºF in 1933

Saturday November 11: Lowest Min = 21ºF in 1973

Friday morning will be our initial taste of cold air.

Here is what we can expect to wake up to, but scroll down to the Wind Chill Temperature.

Freeze Warning:

This is new and for the northern/western suburbs including northern Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, western Howard and Montgomery counties. 

Freeze Watch still in effect for Saturday morning. This includes Delmarva, southern Maryland, and southeast Virginia. 


Friday Morning Temperatures

Gusty winds will make the wind chill feel about 10 degrees cooler than the actual temperature



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


Saturday Temperatures






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