Friday February 1 2019

The snow this morning did what was expected, but reached farther east to impact more areas. So with the temps in the teens and light snow falling, everything stuck. The surprise areas were Kent Island and Delmarva getting in on the action this morning. Also a little more snow falling around Washington DC into southern MD in PG, Charles, and Calvert Counties.

Radar Snapshot

Steady light snow continues with more in Southern Maryland. That is the surpass, but still expected to ease with a dry slot approaching from the southwest of Washington DC.

Region wide, it is light snow and most roads are slippery.


Morning Snow Radar Loop

Watch the dry slot trying to move into Washington DC (lower left corner)


My Personal Thoughts On Schools:

As a dad and a meteorologist…

I spoke with my kid’s superintendent plus a few other school clients and shared this:

If roads are bad this morning, they will not be much better at noon. Kids are safely in school now. Steady light snow will continue for most into the afternoon. Metro DC to Baltimore may get dry slot then.

I expect that a few degrees higher and more time will allow more roads to be treated. So a regular school dismissal might seem counterintuitive, would actually be better. In My Opinion.


*I know Baltimore County Schools are closing early… I just wanted to share my opinion on the situation.


Most of our area is in the teens. Salt does not work when that cold. Magnesium and or brine needs to be mixed in to help snow melt… and it takes time.  Some slight warming and daylight, plus snow letting up this afternoon will improve conditions later.

Noon Temperature Forecast


Winter Weather Advisory

  • NWS State College FINALLY added York and Lancaster at 2:30 until 5 PM
  • Central Maryland extended to 5 PM
  • Cecil Co and MD Eastern Shore, your NWS Office finally added you as well until 7 PM


Snow Timeline —> slider

I still see a dry slot around Washington trying to spread across Baltimore mid day.

2 to 4 PM: Locations where snow is steady, will begin to taper to light snow and flurries this afternoon… As the system continues to spread across Delmarva, there will be more areas there with slick roads.

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Snow Total

Click here to see Snow Reports As Of 1 PM

The model has called for light snow all the way.

Higher Snow South Than Shown Here:

The final amounts might be higher between Washington and Annapolis based on morning snow radar. But overall, not a heavy snow event.

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Evening Temperatures

I was asked about evening activities… And I think after a dismissal, it’s best to cancel. After dark, more roads and sidewalks will freeze up.  We will have our thaw tomorrow and Sunday.

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Temperature Outlook

We thaw this weekend and warm up even more Sunday. The gig warm up next week. Often these end up warmer and last longer than first displayed. But, we will get a reality cold check next weekend.





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