Thursday October 17 2019

You may have herd the wind howl overnight and you should feel it today. A Wind Advisory has been expanded into central Maryland and Southern PA today. Gusts will reach up t0 50 mph, which could knock down branches and move lawn furniture. Restrictions on area bridges and trucks swaying lanes will slow traffic.  A warning for higher winds in Sussex, DE through coastal New Jersey.


  • Wind Advisory Today: Gusts to 50 mph
  • Record Low Pressure for October
  • Frost (inland) Saturday Morning
  • Rain Sunday and again next Tuesday


Wind Advisory Thursday October 17


Record October Low Pressure

This storm central pressure did drop more than 24 mb in the past 24 hours, qualifying it as a bomb cyclone. That is the reason for the strong winds pulling in to the center from all directions. This is lowest pressure for many locations in New England for the month of October.


At 5 AM, Boston measured an air pressure of 975.3 mb, beating the record of 982.4 set with Hurricane Sandy in 2012.


90 mph Wind Gust in Provincetown!

This did result in many wind damage reports. But since this storm is inland, the friction has limited the overfall wind speeds as opposed to the coastal superstorm earlier this decade. However, by the coast there have been hurricane force wind gusts. On Cape Code Provincetown hit 90 mph

Storm Satellite Loop


Morning Conditions 

These conditions at 6 AM include temperatures and wind. The blue and orange numbers with a ‘g’ in front are the wind gusts.  Many in the 20 to 40 mph range already. This will increase after morning daylight mixes the air.


Wind Forecast

Winds will increase this morning and be at their strongest mid day.



Local Weather Stats:

Thursday October 17, 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  66ºF

Record High: 90ºF in 1938

Average  Low: 45ºF

Record Low:  33ºF in 1982

Sunrise: 7:18 AM

Sunset 6:24 PM  

*Daylight = 2:28 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 67ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House


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Forecast Temperatures 

Highs Today

Lows Friday Morning 

Highs Friday Afternoon

Lows Saturday Morning

The start of the Baltimore Running Festival will be chilly, but the winds will be light.  

Inland from the city and Bay temps will be in the 30s or colder. Widespread frost is likely.


Storm Forecast

Rain from a smaller coastal storm could start off our Sunday morning. Rain will be heavier and last linger in Southern Maryland.


Storm Forecast Animation

Rain Sunday morning (looks less impressive on this GFS Model) then more rain next Tuesday.


Temperature Outlook

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Also See:

Moderate Drought For Half of Maryland and Virginia: Drought Monitor


Many areas inland from the cities should drop into the 30s by tomorrow morning. This could do it.  See the look at when we normally expect the first frost in this link.


Snowy Winters Following A Hot and Dry September


Baltimore Weather At BWI May Not Be As Hot As Reported

Construction at the airport close to the weather station may be added artificial heat. Click here or the image for the details.



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