Sunday January 17 2021

Here we are finally getting back to winter air. After Baltimore hit a high temperature of 49ªF yesterday, we will gradually get colder starting today.  This is not the deep freeze, but the first step in a progressive pattern that should be with us at least through the end of the month.

What about snow? Well, for now it looks like western Maryland continues to get fresh powder as well as the Great Lakes region.  I included two live web cams below.

We my get flurries tomorrow. There is one potential storm in the pipeline, but it is just over one week away.  As I have shown a few times, those carrots have not played out, so I will NOT show it now.  But it will be hard to remain dry for a few weeks with what is on the way.


Morning Surface Weather

Plenty of snow bands are rotating around the Upper Low.  Locally we miss out on them, but get the clouds and colder air.  Western Maryland will continue to get snow showers and minor accumulation.

January 17 weather Sunday morning



Jet Stream

Sunday Afternoon: The core of the upper Low will be in the Mid-West.

January 17 weather jet stream Sunday


Monday Afternoon: The Core will be moving off of the Delmarva coast.

January 17 weather jet stream Monday


Central Maryland Forecast

January 17 weather forecast maryland


Western Maryland Snow



Snow Cam 1 

Get an up-close view of live conditions at Wisp Resort!

This webcam is positioned at The Greene Turtle Deep Creek Lake and shows Wisp Resort, including a zoomed-in view of Squirrel Cage, The Face, the terrain park, Boulder, the mountain coaster, the tubing park and a shot of McHenry Cove at Deep Creek Lake!


Snow Cam 2

This webcam is positioned at the very popular Lakeside Creamery and Copper Kettle Popcorn Factory.

Views of Deep Creek Lake, Deep Creek Lake State Park, the Glendale Road Bridge, and more!


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Railey Realty  and Railey Vacations



Monday Afternoon Flurries?

The European Model on spits out a few possible flakes with the instability in the afternoon.

January 17 weather snow flurries Monday



Temperature Forecast

Sunday Afternoon

January 17 weather temperatures Sunday afternoon


Monday Morning

January 17 weather temperatures Monday morning


Monday Afternoon

January 17 weather temperatures Monday afternoon


Temperature Outlook

This first showing of cold air is near or slightly above the seasonal average.  That has already been addressed in previous posts as a swing and a miss.

All of that Polar Vortex disruption talk has been happening. Missing the first wave, doesn’t mean the next will be the same.

But, we are no longer seeing the deep cold long off in the future. The second push and sustaining cold is consistently targeting next weekend through the end of the month.


January 17 weather temperature outlook





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