Sunday December 23 2018

Cold and quiet this morning but a quick moving system will bring in some light rain and mountain snow tonight. The rush for last minute shopping or even travel should be OK in the daylight. But as rain showers move in for most of us, there will be snow developing in the western Maryland mountains AND to our north in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Snow may accumulate a dusting to 2 inches there.

The good news is that Christmas Day will be seasonably cold and quiet, then we warm for another end of week rain storm.  Then the pattern begins to shift to try and bring an event around New Years Day 2019. This has been consistently shown on some models to bring us a snow, ice, rain mix. I know it is early, but I wanted to show it in the outlook below.


Local Weather Stats For December 23 in Baltimore

Average High:  43ºF

Record High: 69ºF in 1990

Average  Low: 26ºF

Record Low:  0ºF in 1960

                         *Record Snow:  8.0″ in 196

Sunrise: 7:23 AM

Sunset 4:47 PM 

*Daylight = 0:05 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 43ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Morning Set Up

The satellite shows the system in Missouri this morning that will reach us tonight.


Morning Temperatures


High Temperatures 


Rain and Snow Timeline —> slider


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Snow To Our North Christmas Eve Morning


Looking Ahead

Christmas will be quiet, followed by another end of week rain event. That will be followed by colder air to feed into the next system may result in a snow and ice event around New Years Day



The Jet Stream will be trending warming Dec 26 to 30, then turn colder and more stormy into the new year.


New Years Day


Storm Animation



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.
  • New Orders are likely to be delivered after the holiday.
  • This will also help us give a free Snow Day Kit to each of the Just In Power Kids.



FITF and SnowStix Stores are now OPEN


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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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