Wednesday January 8 2020

The snow yesterday was an overachiever leaving a wide range of 1 to 6 inches on the ground across our region. The net result of the initial melting and freezing temperatures this morning has led the expected icing and many school delays. Baltimore City is the only closure at this time, but they already had a half day scheduled.

Colder air is on the way today. Some snow showers or squalls will pass across the MD/PA border, then a Wind Advisory kicks with gusts to 50 mph.  We are still expecting 60s this weekend with rain possibly for the Ravens game.

Morning Set Up

Fresh Snow?  Some schools may need to reevaluate conditions due to slow thawing and a snow squall in the northern zones. This first snow squall could coat the ground with up to an additional 1 inch in northern Washington, Fredrick, Carroll, Baltimore, and Harford Counties before 8 AM. This also includes southern PA through York County.


In addition to the snow that fell, there was fog overnight keeping moisture in contact with the ground to freeze. Note that the ground can be a few degrees colder than the air temperature.



  • Icy Start and many school delays. Baltimore City closed
  • Snowfall: Preliminary snow maps here. Full report later today
  • Snow showers and squalls this morning along MD and PA border
  • Wind Advisory afternoon: Gusts 40 top 50 mph
  • Weekend warms to 60s with rain Saturday night for Ravens game


Preliminary Snow Reports






Snow Squall Simulation —> slider

This model may not be showing all of the potential snow. So more areas between Baltimore and York may see it.

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Temperature Forecast





Thursday Morning

Wednesday January 8, 2020 in Baltimore

Average High:  41ºF

Record High: 70ºF in 2008

Average  Low: 24ºF

Record Low:  4ºF in 1970

                      *Record Snow 6.7″ in 1996 (part of storm 22.5″ two day total)

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:59 PM  

*Daylight = 1:02 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 42ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 

*We have almost caught back to balance out the excessive warmth*

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Looking Ahead

The next storm will be a rain event. It will be strong and we will be on the warm side. Temps will pump into the 60s on Saturday, with rain developing in the evening and at night. This could make the Ravens game wet (again)


Temperature Outlook


While we get back to a mild weather pattern, there will be more cold air and snow on the way. There is plenty of winter left.



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Winter Outlook Series:

My Call For Snowfall Winter 2019-2020





Snowy Winters Following A Hot and Dry September


NOAA Winter Outlook Leaves Room For More Snow With Mild ‘Seasonal Average’ Temperatures

Other  Links:

See the maps for when we normally expect the first frost in this link.

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