Wednesday October 2 2019

This weather is going to be a shock to the system. Today is starting with the feel of summer and the high temperature will break a new record in Baltimore. Many weather stations around the region will be in the top 10 hottest October days of their history. But today is the end of the stretch and a cold front will bring us back to real autumn weather. It is possible that temperatures tomorrow afternoon will be more than 30 degrees cooler than this afternoon!

October 2 Surface Weather


Record Heat

The standing record high in Baltimore on this date is 89ºF set in 1986. We could break that by noon and aiming for 94ºF.  But that is not the hottest the area has seen in the month of October. We can look back to a heat wave in 1941 where that mark was beat three days in a row.

Record Heat Wave

  • 97ºF in October 5, 1941
  • 95ºF in October 6, 1941
  • 96ºF in October 7, 1941

As noted in my prior report, that following winter had above average snowfall. The winter of 1941-1942 had 26.3″ of snow, or 32% above average.


Local Weather Stats:

Wednesday October 2, 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  72ºF

Record High: 89ºF in 1986

Average  Low: 51ºF

Record Low:  35ºF in 1997

Sunrise: 7:03 AM

Sunset 6:47 PM  

*Daylight = 2:33 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 74ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House


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Morning Temperatures 


Afternoon High Temperatures 

The core of the heat will be in central Maryland and south. Southern PA should stay in the upper 80s to near 90ºF.


Cold Front- Rain Showers After Midnight

Rain showers will move from northwest to southeast, but the surface winds will shift from the north and northeast.

Thursday: The Night Cool Down

High temperatures for the date will be at midnight. It will be warming in the morning than afternoon as the cooler winds will drop temperatures all day long.

Morning Temperatures


Afternoon Temperatures

Southern PA and the northern suburbs will be in the 50s. Metro Baltimore will drop into the lower 60s by the end of the day.


Looking Ahead

Rain showers Thursday, then a dry weekend. More rain on the way Monday.


Temperature Trend

There is plenty of cold air in western North America. It will spread our way. We will switch from above average (red) to below average (blue) next week.


Temperature Outlook


Also See:

Snowy Winters Following A Hot and Dry September

Drought Monitor for Maryland

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