Saturday December 15 2018

Seriously! How many times have we done this? A storm, on the weekend… Too many! Here we go again and the Flood Watch all weekend through Sunday morning. I truly believe should be expanded beyond Virginia and Maryland to include southern Pennsylvania and Delmarva. The entire region will have an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain and possibly some thunder. The rain will be heavy at times today and tonight.


Too Much Rain

On Friday, BWI recorded 0.22″ putting the yearly total now at 65.89″. We continue to add to the wettest year on record.

The soggy ground is why any rain could lead to flooding and even soften the soil for some trees to come down again.


Morning Set Up

The core Low Pressure is located in the southeast US. This surface map is having a hard time locating the primary Low, but you will see the upper level circulation easily in the satellite loop below. We still have areas of thick fog along with the rain as mild temperatures move in with a lot of moisture.


Satellite Loop


Tracking The Upper Low- Keeping Us Wet Through Sunday 

Follow the circulation across southern Maryland and off of the coast. The dark bands that follow on Monday will be the colder air that I originally thought would bring us snow showers…. The set up now appears to stay to our north and miss most of us.

Thunder Possible

Storm Animation

The hourly sliders for today and tomorrow are below.



Local Weather Stats For December 15 in Baltimore

Average High:  45ºF

Record High: 70ºF in 1971

Average  Low: 28ºF

Record Low:  11ºF in 1960

                         *Record Snow:  5.7″ in 1905

Sunrise: 7:19 AM

Sunset 4:44 PM 

*Daylight = 0:25 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 40ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Rain Timeline Saturday —> slider

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High Temperatures


Rain Timeline Sunday —> slider

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Temperature Outlook


Snow Day Kit

Our ritual the night before a storm is finally in one kit. Maybe if more Maryland kids had this, the storm would reach us 🙂

  • This includes a very soft raglan Tee printed inside out with #FITF AND the check list,  #FITF spoon for under your pillow, ice cube tray with snowflake shapes, chalk, a #FITF wrist-band, a mini SnowStix, and a bag to carry it all in.
  • Order by December 14 and it should arrive for the holiday.
  • This will also help us give a free Snow Day Kit to each of the Just In Power Kids.



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Related Links:

Winter Outlook

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

Interactive Snow Report

November 15 Snow Reports- Interactive Map Compared To My Forecast

Winter Snow And Top 5 Wet Years 

Snowfall Seasons at Beginning and End of Top 5 Wet Years In Baltimore


Related Winter Outlooks

Tropical Hints At Winter Snow

Solar Cycle: When Sun Spots Are Low We Get More Snow

El Nino Modoki May Enhance Snow Chances

Sweet Spot: Hitting 70ºF on Halloween is followed by more winter snow

Will A Wet Summer Bring A Snowy Winter?


Winter Weather Folklore

NOAA Winter 2018-2019 Outlook Explained: This Actually Supports Snow

Winter Outlook From Two Different Farmers Almanacs

Maryland Winters: Snowfall Maps and Baltimore Snow History 




Snowstix- We Need You To Measure Snow Too

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