Tuesday January 8 2019

Rain and icy mix overnight was followed by a thaw as expected. Only a few spots in the mountains remain cooler, but the day will be met with warmer winds as we aim for the 50s. Tonight a cold front will bring some showers ahead of colder air while western Maryland will get a few inches of fresh snow. If you are a skier or snowboarder concerned for the season, snowmaking looks likely for all local mountains this week. The weekend storm still looks promising for real snow into metro areas.


Local Weather Stats For January 8, 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  41ºF

Record High: 70ºF in 2008

Average  Low: 24ºF

Record Low:  4ºF in 1970

                         *Record Snow:  6.7″ in 1996

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 5:00 PM 

*Daylight = 1:03 longer than yesterday 

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


New Partner

I’d like to welcome Buchanan Kia of Westminster: Now a supporter of Just In Power Kids and Maryland Trek 6 in August 2019. Soon we will be showing you why we developed this relationship with a local business that my wife and I sincerely trust.

Morning Temperatures



Warm But Breezy Afternoon



A cold front will bring showers by midnight along with a shift to colder winds. The snow in the mountains will last into Wednesday and add up a few fresh inches for the ski resorts


Winds Gusts


Wednesday Afternoon

Winds will be gusting between 25 and 35 mph for much of the area. This will make it feel colder.


Temperatures and Wind Chills


Looking Ahead

The prospects for a storm this weekend to bring us snow is still with us. First, here is a look at the latest Canadian GEM Model. This has been the most aggressive with the strongest storm. But along with the FV3-GFS model (below) we get the impression that light snow may begin Saturday afternoon or at night.  But the agreement is the duration on Sunday. See the animation below.

It is still too early to make any call for snowfall totals. Given the weekend event timing, a realistic idea of how much snow would be first seen Wednesday night.


Animation: Saturday night through Monday morning


Animation FV3- GFS: Saturday afternoon through Monday morning


Temperature Outlook

After today, the trend will be colder through the weekend. We may bottom out with highs in the 20s through Baltimore on 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.



FITF and SnowStix Stores are now OPEN


Keep In Touch Every Day

Click here to sign up for email alerts…. Be the first to hear the big news over the weekend

Also- Just in case you don’t get the post on your social media feed


Please share your thoughts, best weather pics/video, or just keep in touch via social media

Keep In Touch Every Day

Click here to sign up for email alerts…. Just in case you don’t get the post on your social media feed


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

We are giving 10% of each sale to Just In Power Kids: Providing FREE holistic care for pediatric oncology patients.