January 9 2018

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for parts of central Maryland until 8 AM. After the rain stopped, the sky cleared out overnight. This allowed some cooling (for parts of our region) that combined with the west ground helped to saturate the air. Fog may be thick, under 1 mile in places,  further hindering the traveling this morning. This fog may also limit the thawing in the early morning hours, but we will all get in to disperse and we all warm up today.


The ground is frozen, so the air temperatures can be misleading about your ice. Many area schools have at least a 2 hour delay.

The sky cleared overnight. The contrast of the warmer air that attempted to move in over frozen ground and ice covered water has led to a wide range of conditions this morning. Some places are clear nearby to the foggy zones. This may be a demonstration that warm air rising, especially with light wind and clear sky at night.  Places like Westminster are now in the mid 30s but BWI is in the lower 20s. Parts of York County range from the teens to upper 20s. Temperatures near Annapolis dropped back below freezing.


Stats For January 9

Normal High:  41ºF

Record High:  75ºF in 1937

Normal Low: 24ºF

*Former Record Low: 2ºF in 1970 

Snow Record: 4.1″ in 1996

Seasonal Snow To Date (at BWI): 5.2″

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 5:02 PM

*Daylight = 1:07 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 32ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House. 

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Today: Warming Up!

End Of Week Storm:

Friday Rain


Saturday: May End With Ice North/West


The Big January Thaw

The Jet Stream will relax and allow warmer air to spread in this week. The next storm will help to push in the warm air with rain in Friday, then followed by another freeze next weekend.



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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