Wednesday December 26 2018

This day after Christmas will bring is seasonable weather for us, just chilly and quiet.  That may be good news for exchanging gifts or traveling back home. But if plans to hit the roads are on Friday, that is when we will have yet another storm bring us heavy rain. This may bring between 1 to 3 inches of rain that inevitably comes with the threat of flooding.

The next focus will be on Sunday for a follow up system that might bring some light snow or wintry mix. This is not a guarantee as we have some models keeping us dry, but something to pay attention to with a large number of travelers and the Ravens home game that may be impacted.


Local Weather Stats For December 26 in Baltimore

Average High:  43ºF

Record High: 73ºF in 1964

Average  Low: 26ºF

Record Low:  2ºF in 1983

                         *Record Snow:  4.4″ in 1933

Sunrise: 7:24 AM

Sunset 4:49 PM 

*Daylight = 0:17 longer than yesterday 

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


Morning Set Up


Widespread 20s inland away from the water has led to thick frost.


Our next storm will bring some severe weather into the Deep South and moderate snow to the northern plains. This will arrive with rain in the Mid Atlantic as soon as Thursday evening. The main event will be Friday.


Water Vapor Satellite Loop:

Today will be mostly sunny, then the clouds from the next storm will bring in a clouds Thursday.


High Temperatures Today


High Temperatures Thursday

Increasing cloud will keep temps down just a little from today.

Thursday Evening Rain


Friday Rain Timeline —> slider

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Note: Rain will redevelop and extend through Friday night.



High Temperatures


Rain Potential Ending Saturday



Potential Wintry Mix Sunday?

The following event will be to the south, but many models have it missing us. Only the European and FV3 GFS models show this for us.  The only reason I am pushing this idea is that historically systems like this will tend to verify farther north, keeping us in play.

European Model

This shows mostly rain with a mix across central Maryland Sunday afternoon.


This is the most aggressive model. We have 5 days to track this event so don’t change your plans yet. Just want to show the potential to track this week.


Closer View


Sunday Snow Animation

If this verifies, it would be a rain to mix and then rain event. Starting Sunday afternoon but warming overnight and ending Monday.



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.



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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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