Thursday February 8 2018

The cold air made a return overnight, which has led to refreezing. But the timing and local set up really will determine if you have ice and a need for school delays. Temperatures dropped below freezing before midnight in many places that had leftover ice  from earlier yesterday or just wet ground. But in Baltimore and south, the freezing air arrived a littler later between 1 and 2 AM. That allowed the pavement much of those urban areas to dry out just enough to limit ice formation.

This really is a hyper local decision, but I would suggest the worst problems are in the places that had their ice linger until noon or later yesterday. When you do head out, dress for mid chills in the teens.

Colder air is spreading south quickly so the numbers shown on the map above will be changing by sunrise.

Below is a look at today’s break down, and then the set up for heavy rain this weekend. The really wet day will be Sunday and it will make a dent in our drought.


Stats For February 8

Normal High:  43ºF

Record High:  72ºF in 2017

Normal Low: 26ºF

*Former Record Low: -1ºF in 1967

Snow Record: 6.3″ in 1974

Seasonal Snow To Date (at BWI): 6.5″

Sunrise: 7:06 AM

Sunset 5:36 PM

*Daylight = 2:16 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 34ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House


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This Morning’s Chill



Wind Speed


Wind Chill- This is what it will FEEL LIKE


This Afternoon

Just above freezing for urban areas and south of I-95. But even in the colder north, some sun should help thaw out frozen pavement.

Jumping To The Weekend

The next storm will be warmer and all rain. At this point, clouds will increase on Saturday and bring in showers from the south by evening. The main bulk of rain will be Sunday, and it will be heavy at times…

Another system will follow Monday night and Tuesday.

Rainfall Potential

Central Maryland (Between Frederick along the PA line to DE line) and southward are on pace to get between 1 and 3 inches of rain through next week. More will fall south of Annapolis.

Also See: Severe Drought in Maryland

Temperature Outlook

We will have a mild pattern for the majority of the next 10 days. This includes Valentines Day. But our average temperature does warm to 45ºF mid month, so only a few days markedly above that.  The pattern does have a chance to send in more arctic air in March. Stand by snow lovers. Winter is not done yet. FITF


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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