October 1 2018

It may sound hard to believe, but after a dry weekend with some of the best weather in months, we start October with a warm trend.  We may have some thunderstorms Tuesday evening and towards the weekend. But overall the pattern has us warm and mostly dry for the next two weeks. Below is a look at the spread of extreme weather we can get during this month in Baltimore. There is nothing a hint of late summer and early winter.

This may be something for everyone. We get a chance to dry out the soil and perhaps a bone tossed for those that want a snowy winter. I did a little research on wet summers and one thing stood out with relation to how much snow we can get in the following winter. We had over 9 inches of rain in September which puts us close to an average fall. The rest of the season needs a drying trend to increase the likelihood of a snowy winter. Here is the breakdown:

Will A Wet Summer Bring A Snowy Winter?


Local Weather Stats For October 1 in Baltimore

Average High:  72ºF

Record High: 91ºF in 1941

Average  Low: 51ºF

Record Low:  39ºF in 1966

Sunrise: 7:02 AM

Sunset 6:48 PM 

*Daylight = 2:32 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 71ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


October Month Extremes

Record 3-Day Heat Wave

Oct 5 1941 = 97ºF *Hottest

Oct 6 1941 = 95ºF

Oct 6 1941 = 96ºF



Oct 31 in 1946 = 25ºF


Earliest Snow FITF

Oct 10 1979 = 0.3″


Most Snow FITF

Oct 19-20 1940 = 1.3″

Oct 30 1925 = 2.4″



Oct 1 = 11 hrs 46 min 29 sec

Oct 31 = 10 hrs 23 min 9 sec

We will lose sunlight = 1 hour 23 min 20 sec


Also see:

Winter Outlook From Two Different Farmers Almanacs


October 1 Weather

Morning Temperatures 


Satellite Loop

While mostly clear, look at the last few frames.  The stripes represent a few contrails showing up across southern PA.


Afternoon Highs

Tuesday Highs

Tuesday Storms

There is a small chance of a brief thundershower between 5 and 8 PM


Rain Animation

Jet Stream Animation

Orange/Red = Warm

Blue = Colder


Temperature Outlook


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