Friday October 5

You should notice a difference in the weather this morning as reality has returned. Temps are dropping into the 60s with a shift in the wind and we won’t warm much today.  A cold front is draped across our area, but the down side is that it will get stuck and keep some showers around today. As it tried to move back north and warm us up again, Saturday morning will start with fog and drizzle.

Confession: One of my clients is Johns Hopkins and they have family weekend with a lot of events. Initially it looked like an easy call for the cold front to pass and give us a nice weekend. Now that the front is stalling, that changes everything. The eruption of storms last night in metro Baltimore and central Maryland is the same area with the atmospheric weakness fro two days.  We will improve Saturday afternoon and get back to the warm spell Sunday.

Contrast that with the first snow in the northern US. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for much of North Dakota and Northern Minnesota. They are expecting 1 to 3 inches of snow. That may not sound like much, but in early October, it is a big deal. As we warm back up next week, this area plus the Rockies could get another larger snow event. FITF



Local Weather Stats For Friday October 5 in Baltimore

Average High:  70ºF

Record High: 97ºF in 1941 *Hottest for the month and first of 3-Day record heat wave in 1941

Average  Low: 49ºF

Record Low:  35ºF in 1996

Sunrise: 7:06 AM

Sunset 6:42 PM 

*Daylight = 2:32 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 74ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Also see:

Will A Wet Summer Bring A Snowy Winter?

Winter Outlook From Two Different Farmers Almanacs


Morning Set Up


The wind direction is key. The shift to the north is why we expect it to remain cool today. A shift further to the northeast will help keep clouds around and showers develop mid day and early afternoon.



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High Temperatures 


Rain and Snow Animation

Watching the snow across the northern US. We will be on the edge of rain, but on the warm side next week. The next big chance for rain or storms will be next Friday


Temperature Outlook



Also See: Warm October Outlook (and why it could mean more winter snow)


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