Monday November 20

At 6 AM this morning, every state in the US has a weather station reporting freezing temperature. Yes, that includes the western Florida panhandle. This does verify my outlook two weeks ago that Thanksgiving week would be cold. But while there will be a little warm up, more cold air is on the way for Turkey Day!

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I need to apologize as I didn’t get to announce the flurries we had last night. Yes, some flakes crossed the mountains and reached into central Maryland and southern PA Sunday evening. The bands have retreated north into the Poconos and upstate New York. The snow bands were expected earlier in the day, and nothing stuck, but it did happen here. Now we have a relatively quiet week to look forward to. The Thanksgiving outlook is below to verify another point I made last week and with my winter outlook. This is important!

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Afternoon Improvement:

The wind is with us this morning, but will ease this afternoon. Temperatures will recover as the wind eases.


Showers Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday

This pattern of overnight events seems to really be reinforcing itself. Here is our next col front that will bring rain after midnight into early Wednesday. The best chance of rain will be in southern Maryland and the Delmarva. But most of Wednesday will be dry, must windy and turning cooler.

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Thanksgiving Outlook

Weather is NOT be a factor traveling

This weather map on Wednesday evening shows the storm well offshore and how quiet the pattern looks. This is why I did NOT hop on board hyping a storm. Remember when rumors were flying about this one? Yes, the cold was promised… but I really caution you to any posts you may see about a storm a week or more away. I have not seen a computer model accurately depict a storm more than 7 days away in a long time.  Thus, not seeing one in the next two weeks means we may actually get our snow in early December 🙂

In case you missed it…. See My Winter Outlook 2017-2018 for more snow

Temperature Outlook


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Also See:

My Winter Outlook 2017-2018 for more snow

Maryland Winters

La Nina Formed: What it could mean to our winter

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

Two Farmers Almanacs Winter 2018 Outlooks

Winter Weather Folkore: Suggestions from Animals and Crops

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

My Preliminary Winter Outlook Notes

Low Snow Winters In Baltimore: To Repeat Or Not Repeat

NOAA Ranks Blizzard 2016 4th Worst Snowstorm On Record

Blizzard 2016 Record Top Snowstorm: Area Totals

Extreme Weather of 2015 balanced out on both ends

Early Christmas Shopping? FITF Gear Is Here

Limited Edition 11:11 FITF Clock

Make That Wish For Snow