Friday November 16 2018

Now that the storm is gone and the final burst of snow has moved out, the initial assessment this morning was what may have turned back to ice overnight. The last gasp of snow passed through early this morning and the radar loop showed it was the quick hit it was supposed to be.  Temperatures in most areas are above freezing and will warm into the afternoon. So we get to thaw out.

Morning Radar:

Rain (green) and snow (blue) between 3:16 AM to 4:39 AM

How Much Snow Fell?

See the storm reports in our new interactive map here. Thanks Jared Scott.


The storm that broke a 110 year of snow record also put us over the top for the wettest year on record! It is official and we have 6 weeks to add to the total:


Rainfall 2018 Total: Rank Wettest Year On Record In Baltimore

For the first time on record, Baltimore had over 63 inches of rain in a single year!

We have quiet pattern ahead is good news up through Thanksgiving as temps warm and the next weekend storm looks warm. Even better news I wanted to share is the rain on the way for California. It will be a while, but a rainy pattern is a Thanksgiving they can be thankful for. More on that below:


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Local Weather Stats For November 16 in Baltimore

Average High:  56ºF

Record High: 76ºF in 2005

Average  Low: 37ºF

Record Low:  19ºF in 1996

                         *Record Snow: Trace in 2000

Sunrise: 6:51 AM

Sunset 4:50 PM 

*Daylight = 1:52 shorter than yesterday 

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

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Morning Snapshot:


Mid Morning (School Delay Start Time)

Afternoon Highs

Looking Ahead

Temperatures wil be gradually warming through Thanksgiving. The weekend looks quiet with snow or rain showers to our north not reaching central Maryland.  Next event will be rain on the weekend AFTER Thanksgiving.



Temperature Outlook


Thanksgiving Weekend Weather:

This is more than a week away, but at this time it looks like we should be dry until rain chances increase Saturday night into Sunday.

California: Need Rain For Fire Relief

Rain appears to show up in a few events for California from Wednesday evening through Thanksgiving and a second storm next weekend.





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Winter Outlook

My Winter Outlook 2018-19: Multiple Nor’Easters and more snow

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Winter Weather Folklore

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Winter Outlook From Two Different Farmers Almanacs

Maryland Winters: Snowfall Maps and Baltimore Snow History 




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