November 18 2020

The cold lived up to the forecast for our region, with Baltimore at the center.  The temperature only hit 45ºF at BWI, making this the coldest day since February 28. On that day the high was 48ºF.

The normal high temperature is 56ºF, making this 12 degrees colder, and a little balance to the 8 days of 70 degree temps early this month.

Tonight the forecast to reach below freezing at the airport.  That would make this the first time for many urban and Bay locations since March 8th. That was when BWI dropped to 29ºF.  That weather station hit 32ºF twice in April on the 17th and 19th.


Sky Show

Crescent Moon with Jupiter and Saturn

Bundle up, this is worth it!  Shortly after sunset (4:49 PM) we will have a triad-treat.  If you look Southwest, just left of where the sun set, you will see our moon with the two largest planets in our solar system.  Jupiter and Saturn should become visible as it gets darker, by 5:20 PM to 5:30 PM.

You should be able to see them until around 8 PM. This depends on any obstruction you may have with trees, hills, or buildings to your west.

This grouping will be closer tomorrow evening.


November 18 moon Jupiter Saturn


Jupiter and Saturn are approaching their great conjunction: Closest approach once every 20 years.  They will reach that mark on December 21, the winter solstice.

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Weather Snapshot: Metro Baltimore


Baltimore weather forecast November 18




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