Thursday Morning January 30 2020

Temperatures this morning are finally back to near normal levels. It’s late January and it’s cold.  You may have some thick frost on your windshield to scrape off, so allow a few extra minutes.

That’s the closest thing to normal we have had in a while.  We are still watching two systems this weekend trying to influence each other. Sunday is Groundhog Day! Regardless what Phil says (and he only had a 37% accuracy),  the reality is that early next week the jet stream will allow much warmer air in for a few days.

Big Swings:

Swing and a near miss: Saturday morning a coastal storm will get close to Maryland to provide some rain and sleet. But the second piece of energy will arrive 12+ hours later. If they were closer, there would be a larger spread of wintry weather. The timing is just off.

Swing back up: The thermometer will surge up next week. A few days cold reach the lower 60s, but it will get cold again.


Morning Weather



Thursday January 30, 2020 in Baltimore

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 72ºF in 1914

Average  Low: 25ºF

Record Low:  -4ºF in 18733

                      *Record Snow 9.0″ in 1930

Sunrise: 7:15 AM

Sunset 5:24 PM  

*Daylight = 2:01 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 40ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


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Afternoon High Temperatures 


Friday Temperatures



Saturday Snapshots

Here are the key timeframes. I will new post a full timeline slider later today

The European ECWMF Model is still on the fence with the timing and resulting tracking of both systems.

The safe call now is:

Saturday Morning: Rain along the coast, but light showers that could mix with sleet still possible into parts of Central Maryland. (travel impact little to none seen in this set up)


Saturday Night/Sunday Morning: Snow showers could coat the ground in the mountains and southern PA. Mix of snow and sleet showers into metro Baltimore. (travel impact little to none seen in this set up)


Temperature Outlook

I give in to the warm up next week. With a phasing storm less likely, the atmosphere will have the influence of the relaxing jet stream for a few days. Temperatures often end up ‘warmer’ than suggested with these warm ups. The 60s are likely for a few days.

It will get cold again.


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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.

Baltimore Weather At BWI May Not Be As Hot As Reported

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