Tuesday March 17, 2020

Rain showers are passing through this morning, but we will have an improvement this afternoon. More rain later this week plus a very big warm up. More on that below.

Quick Cast:

  • Tuesday: Morning Rain Showers, then warmer.
  • Wednesday: Sunny, cooler
  • Wednesday Evening: Best Viewing Of The ISS at 8:56 PM
  • Thursday: Rain, warming up.
  • Friday: Very Warm, Some Showers Possible


COVID19 State Of Emergency Note About The Weather

It is St. Patrick’s Day and not much celebration to be had.  Last night I got a message from a reader saying that ‘with all due respect, the weather doesn’t matter much right now’.  I understand some may feel like that. However, I needed to drive yesterday and was surprised how many people are still traveling for work or errands.  I did not visit a store other than fill up my gas tank.  But plenty of people are still working.

Also, our kids can leave the house.  If you have a backyard playground, park or woods to explore, it is OK to walk or hike in small family groups.  If you want to exercise, you can go for a run or bike.  Until we are directed otherwise, limited activity outside is OK.

I will continue to report the weather for you for a two reasons: First relates to the above. Some segments of society will continue during the State of Emergency. The other, I need to maintain my routine. Establishing some schedule will bring a new sense of normalcy and purpose. If we lose that, time will run much slower. As a parent, a schedule for my kids is needed to keep them from vegging out.

I will post some educational videos and materials for the younger kids as well, just so you can have something else to add to your arsenal. We are in this together and dig in to do what we can for ourselves and each other.


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Morning Temperatures 


Tuesday March 17, 2020 in Baltimore

Average High:  54ºF

Record High: 85ºF in 1945

Average  Low: 34ºF

Record Low:  26ºF in 1900

                      *Record Snow 5.0 in 1931

Sunrise: 7:13 AM 

Sunset 7:15 PM 

*Daylight = 2:35 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 48ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Rain Timeline Today

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Afternoon Highs

More sun, but cooler Wednesday



Looking Ahead

  • Rain on Thursday, then warming a lot!
  • Friday may have some showers, with temps in the upper 70s to near 80ºF.
  • Weekend: Clearing and Cooler


Temperature Outlook

Two very warm days: Thursday and Friday.

Much cooler this weekend and early next week. There may be a another storm Monday night into Tuesday.



Please share your thoughts, best weather pics/video, or just keep in touch via social media

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


  • Thanks to Shannon (weather wife) for hand picking items ‘she’ wants to wear
  • The Yoga Pants have side leg pocket for your phone
  • The Hoodie is extra soft and has the important ‘thumb holes’

FITF Store: Weather Wife


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.



Was Your County Not Included?

Click this map for more on the regional forecast zones


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