December 31 2018

We are going to finish this record wet year the way we probably could have guessed long ago… with more rain. But it’s not the way the year began. In fact one year ago we finished 2017 in Baltimore with a high temperature of 21ºF and wind chills in the single digits at midnight. Tonight, the rain will actually come with temperatures rising into the 50s.

Here is a look at the storm on the morning weather map. For what it’s worth, heavier rain will fall to our north. But that does include New York City as Times Square will be soggy.  Below, a very quick break down of what to expect with the maps down below.


Weather Key Notes:

  • Morning: Some fog, mist, and light rain developing between 9 AM and noon. Temps in the 30s
  • Afternoon: Rain will be moderate at times. Temps in the 40s
  • Evening: A break in the rain, but scattered showers
  • Tonight: Rain should be around for midnight. Temps nearing 50ºF in Baltimore. Mid 50s to lower 60s in Southern Maryland and SE VA
  • New Years Day 2019: Dry and mild
  • Next Rain: Thursday through Saturday


Local Weather Stats For December 30 in Baltimore

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 72ºF in 1992

Average  Low: 25ºF

Record Low:  -1ºF in 1880

                         *Record Snow:  3.2″ in 1970

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:53 PM 

*Daylight = 0:36 longer than yesterday 

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


Morning Temperatures 

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Afternoon Temperatures 



Rain At Midnight





Rain Total

Roughly 1/2 inch of new rain, some will be added to our record 2018 year and some added to 2019.

Heavier rain will fall north of Harrisburg and towards New York City.


Looking Ahead: Rain Thursday Through Saturday



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.
  • The introduction special price will end tonight.
  • 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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