April 18 2018

The good news this morning is that temperatures didn’t get as cold as expected. But, we still start near freezing in many spots and widespread frost to scrape off of the windshield. Today will be a sunny and dry day, with warmer temps. But it will be a slow warm up. As we aim for the upper 50s, that will occur later this afternoon. Then another cold front will arrive with some showers overnight and early Thursday morning. That will bring us back to the chill with clouds and wind. We just can’t seem to shake this pattern as the next 10 days will remain below average temperatures. It will be spring, just about a month behind.


Stats For April 18

Average High:  66ºF

Record High: 94ºF in 1896

Average  Low: 44ºF

Record Low: 26ºF in 1875

Snow Record: Trace in 2001

Seasonal Snow To Date (at BWI): 15.2

Sunrise: 6:25 AM

Sunset 7:46 PM

*Daylight = 2:25 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 50ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House

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Afternoon Highs



Cold Front Early Thursday


Chilly Pattern To Close Out April

Reinforcing cool flow (blue) continues for most of the rest of the month. Even though there is an attempt to warm up next Tuesday and Wednesday (orange)


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