Thursday April 12

A warm front will be passing through this morning with a chance for brief rain. This will then open up the door to warmer air as we reach the mid 70s this afternoon. Go figure that we get a warm day in spring. We actually did hit the 70s on April 4th and 7th. We are expected to surge into the 80s for two days as the models are now supporting my push for that mark.  As we talk about temps it is important to remind you that places any the Bay and near the Ocean will remain cooler.  Also, enjoy it while it is here this weekend. Showers will try to build in Sunday, with the strongest storms Sunday night into Monday morning. Then we settle back into a cooler pattern next week.

Stats For April 12

Average High:  64ºF

Record High: 88ºF in 1977

Average  Low: 42ºF

Record Low: 27ºF in 1874

Snow Record: 0.4″ in 1956

Seasonal Snow To Date (at BWI): 15.2

Sunrise: 6:33 AM

Sunset 7:41 PM

*Daylight = 2:28 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 47ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House

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This Morning

We start off chilly in the 30s and 40s, but a new air mass is on the other side of that warm front.

Rain Timeline With Warm Front —> slider

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This Afternoon


Wild Weekend

First check out the temperature trend hitting the 80s Friday and Saturday then crashing early next week. Note, Monday morning’s highs will be in the morning




Storm Animation

Storm Timing

The main line of storms will reach us Sunday night into Monday morning



Outlook: Warm Spell Ends Sunday With Storms

Often we end up warmer than models first show, so I think we have a good chance for the 80s both Friday and Saturday. 

The outlook next week may end up colder than shown here as the model trends towards average. But all model indications are reinforcing cold surges.


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My Winter Outlook 2017-2018 for more snow

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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