Saturday February 29 2020

Today is Leap Year Day and there are specific weather records for the date. This also puts off Meteorological Spring one day until March 1st. But it feels like winter and there have been some bands of snow across southern Maryland.  I will have a report in the lack of snow measurements in Baltimore later this weekend.

By next week it will feel like spring, but the models are still trying to show snow 7 to 14 days away. I have little trust in this, but I will show it just for fun below.

Saturday Morning Snow Radar

Flakes falling on southern Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties. This is trying to cross the Bay to the Lower Eastern Shore


Morning Temperatures 

Morning Weather

The incredible Lake Effect Snow Machine is easing, but it did dump up to 4 feet of snow near Watertown NY.


Friday February 29, 2020 in Baltimore

Average High:  49ºF

Record High: 76ºF in 1976

Average  Low: 29ºF

Record Low:  9ºF in 1980

                      *Record Snow 2.5″ in 1944

Sunrise: 6:39 AM

Sunset 5:58 PM  

*Daylight = 2:32 longer than yesterday 

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


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Chilly Afternoon

High Temperatures

Wind Chills


Sunday Morning


Sunday Afternoon


Looking Ahead

With the warm up next week, there will be rain.  It looks like the showers will hold off until Monday night. Then a better chance for wet weather Tuesday and Wednesday.

If we get in on the instability and storms, that would be on Wednesday afternoon and evening.


Looking Farther Ahead

Disclaimer: I DO NOT trust weather modeling beyond 5 days. This winter has proven many events that have not verified. However, it is about to be March and as many anticipate spring, both the ECWMF and GFS Models are trying to bring in some snow. But not at the same time.

I am showing this in part for fun. But I will track to see if it is another bogus outlook or has some validation.

ECWMF 174 Hour Forecast For 1 AM Sat March 7


GFS 276 hour Forecast For 1 PM Wed March 11


Temperature Outlook

This forecast does not match the snow maps above.  It is possible to have snow with temps above freezing, or with high temps that same day much higher.

The focus here should be on the  days in the 60s next week (Monday – Wednesday)


Baltimore history of snowless February(s) and winters when March brought the most snow:

Click here to see more: March Snow After Winter Has Been Slow


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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

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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