7 PM January 16 2018

Light snow has been showing up on radar nearby and not reaching the ground yet. The temperatures have risen into the mid 30s, and that will play a role in how this thing behaves tonight. In fact, I don’t think the amount of snow is a big deal, but the fact that we will get snow as temperatures drop into the lower 20s. That may have allowed the ground to warm enough for initial melting and then should transform to a layer of ice on untreated surfaces and make road crews need to drop more chemicals.

In addition to an updated snow timeline, I think the temperature plots are what we should focus on for traveling or if you want school delays.

Today is my son’s 12th birthday, and I know his wish carry’s a lot of weight. But now would be the time to do the pre-sleep snow ritual.


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Temperature Snapshots

This Evening… Just dropping to freezing with the snow arriving NW


Wednesday Morning

As the snow ends, temps will be in the lower 20s to teens


Wednesday Afternoon

Temperatures staying in the 20s


Snow Timeline

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My Snowcast Ending Wednesday Morning

While I still see a general 1 to 3 inches in our area, there will be slight more to the north and perhaps a surge of snow west and south of Washington.  Metro areas will get close to 1 inch with the higher range in the colder western and northern suburbs. 



National Weather Service Snow Forecasts




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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