Friday December 28 2018

Having heavy rain has been the theme of the year, but a Flood Watch on a Friday is bordering on cliche. Here we go again as rain overnight has already dampened the roads. We will have a few bands of heavy rain to watch today that may add up to a total of 2 inches or more in central Maryland. Less to the north in PA. The timing appears to hit this morning and again this afternoon as shown in the timeline below.

Flood Watch

The focus of the heavier rain will b right along I-95 in central Maryland. This includes Baltimore up to Harford and Cecil Counties and north to Philadelphia. Southward to Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and across Washington DC into central Virginia. This means we have the potential for flooding in these areas, but it is not happening yet.


The weekend will bring in colder winds and dry weather, but another storm will bring rain Monday evening, which may be the most fitting way to end the year. But New Years Eve plans might be affected. See the maps below.

Local Weather Stats For December 28 in Baltimore

The record low was tied on this date last year

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 74ºF in 1946

Average  Low: 26ºF

Record Low:  10ºF in 2017

                         *Record Snow:  2.0″ in 19933

Sunrise: 7:25 AM

Sunset 4:50 PM 

*Daylight = 0:24 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 42ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Morning Set Up



The Storm 


Radar Loop: 2 Hours 4:45 to 6:45 AM

More heavy rain will spread in mid morning


Radar Simulation -> slider

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Rainfall Total Forecast


Adding to the Record Yearly Total



Rainy Outlook Animation

This storm then New Year’s Eve rain ending Tuesday morning. The last event in this focus will be Thursday Jan 3 stalled front to our south may have snow with it.


New Year’s Eve Rain

This may be a game changer for some First Night or other celebration plans. I will continue to focus on this event for the time frame around midnight 2019.


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


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Tropical Hints At Winter Snow

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

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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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