Saturday October 17 2020

There is snow on the map this morning! Its way north in Montana, North Dakota, and parts of Minnesota to Wisconsin, but it’s there. We have chilly air with local frost advisories and freeze warnings. This afternoon will be cool, but a warming trend is on the way.

Here is first look weather forecast, and NEW GFS Interactive simulation slider.  Also see the journal of Maryland Weather conditions observed in Baltimore yesterday, climate report today, sunrise/sunset, moon phase, and daily weather map.


Morning Set Up

Look at that snow across the northern US.  That storm track is going to miss us, and help to shift the warmer air back our way this week.

October 17 weather Saturday morning



Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings

October 17 weather frost advisory freeze warning


Temperatures at 7 AM

The 30s are widespread north and west of the cities. But the warmth of the Bay waters have kept the rest of Maryland and Delmarva in the 40s to near 50ºF.

October 17 weather temperatures Saturday morning


Climate Data Update

Observations Yesterday:

Friday October 16 2020

High =66ºF  at 2:03 PM 

Low = 51ºF  at 11:59 PM 

Rainfall: 0.23″


Winds  from the Northwest

  • Top Speed (1 minute average) = 12 mph
  • Top Gust (3 to 10 seconds) = 20 mph
  • Average Wind Speed: 5.9 mph

Please note that humidity and dew point often change each hour like the temperature. These are not recorded as high or low, and can be arbitrary depending on the time you check.


Today’s Weather

Saturday Climate Stats:

October 17, 2020 in Baltimore

Average High:  66ºF

Record High: 90ºF in 1938

Average  Low: 45ºF

Record Low:  33ºF 1982

Sunrise: 7:19 AM 

Sunset 6:24 PM 

*Daylight = 2:27 shorter than yesterday. 

Moon Phase

October 17 moon phase


Current Data and Past 72 Hourly Reports

You can get the hourly weather reports for the prior 72 hours at this link:

Baltimore Weather at BWI Past 72 Hours




Maryland Weather Page

Maryland Weather 

I wanted to keep it simple. Just the basics for a quick view at any time.


Forecast Temperatures 

This Afternoon

October 17 weather temperatures Saturday afternoon


Sunday Temperatures 

October 17 weather temperatures Sunday morning

October 17 weather temperatures Sunday afternoon



Forecast Animation

The next storm track will remain to our west and north. The rain should miss us (for the most part) through next Friday. Some showers my reach the western and northern hills Monday night. Overall, the pattern will help to bring warmer air back in.



Temperature Outlook 

October 17 weather temperature outlook Saturday





14 Local Maryland Pages (and York PA)

We have made a page for Maryland Weather which gives you the current conditions for 14 present area locations. Many of these match up with the spots on our route.  Please use this list below are reference. I will include them daily with my articles on the kids.

Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland
Southern Maryland



Maryland Weather Page

Maryland Weather 

I wanted to keep it simple. Just the basics for a quick view at any time.

Maryland Weather Just In Weather



NEW: Interactive Temperatures, Rain, and Wind

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Maryland Strong Love ❤️ 

My ‘bonus’ daughter made this map of Maryland a few years ago. We brought it back for needed positivity. Now on her pick of tanks, and this cool Maryland T for men or women.

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This is all LOCAL: Made by Maryland Print House; Proceeds support my Maryland Trek 7 this August for Just In Power Kids.MarylandStrongLoveJaiden


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