January 18 2018

The arctic air is in place and has a tight grip on the eastern US. The freezing line made it south of Houston and Orlando! But this time it will be moving out. Even with some snow cover, we should reach the 30s today and then start the warm up. The jet stream will be realizing for a bit giving us a few warming trends starting with this weekend. Winter is not done, but we will get a break as the next weather event should be rain early next week.

Stats For January 17

Normal High:  41ºF

Record High:  68ºF in 1990

Normal Low: 24ºF

*Former Record Low: -4ºF in 1957

Snow Record: 4.6″ in 1984

Seasonal Snow To Date (at BWI): 6.5″

Sunrise: 7:23 AM

Sunset 5:11 PM

*Daylight = 1:33 longer than yesterday 

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



Snow Report for January 17 and Grade My Forecast


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This Afternoon


Jet Stream


Monday Night-Tuesday

Next Storm Brings Rain

The super-long range does suggest some potential snow or wintry mix at the end of January. I am not showing a map for something almost 2 weeks away… But don’t loses your FITF

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