Sunday February 7 2021

Snow and rain began earlier this morning as expected, with temperatures above freezing as expected.  Our region remains under either a Winter Storm Warning or Winter Weather Advisory (depending on your location).

I state this because you may look outside and question it if you don’t have snow ‘yet’ or the ground is wet.   So far, this is behaving, and according to some of my friend… The snow is winning.

Sunday Morning Weather Map

Snow is winning…

Baltimore at BWI begin with rain and 41ºF at 4 AM, then mixed with snow at 5:23 AM as temps dropped to 39ºF.  By 7 AM it was 36ºF with the report of snow.

That is still quite mild for stickage.   But temps continued to cool as the precipitation increased.

February 7 weather snow Sunday morning




Here is a round up of morning conditions as the quick storm arrives.

Winter Storm Alerts (updated Sunday morning)

February 7 Winter Storm Warning


The storm is still forming as it moves in and will generate its own cold air. The rapid intensification will cool the clouds and drag down colder air.  That is why we expect snow in many metro areas while surface temps remain above 32ºF.

Text Messages

At 5:50 AM Charlie Miller of C & C had this text exchange as he was working to clear one of his properties…

We spoke on the phone and he wanted to emphasize that it was snowing even when it looked like rain in radar.

February 7 snow stickage text



At 6:19 AM, Susan Rill sent me this on her way in (passenger) to Dutch Corner in Manchester (Carroll Co MD). People need their breakfast 🙂


February 7 weather snow Sunday Carroll County Susan Rill


I wanted to share this with you



Temperatures at 6 AM


February 7 weather temperatures morning



Doppler Radar Winter Mode: Not Perfect

As Charlie Miller reported, snow in Mount Airy and Damascus the entire time, but it looked like rain in radar.   Eventually this will catch up showing BLUE for more areas.





  • This will mostly a Sunday ‘morning’ event.
  • This may start and end with some rain.
  • Heavier precipitation will drag down colder air and turn any mix over to snow.
  • The heaviest snow will likely be between 6 AM and 10 AM.
  • I went lower than model guidance on purpose: To account for melting.
  • My final call map is below: I shaved a little back.
  • The NWS maps match what prompted their ‘Watches’ yesterday and ‘Warnings’/’Advisories’ today.


More Snow Will Fall Than Sticks

This makes the forecast tough, but always the expectation that you can measure more with your SnowStix and less to shovel.


Radar Simulation —-> slider

NAM 3 KM: Suggesting more mixing by the water. Also this may end with rain as the intensity decreases.  This should end between Noon to 2 PM for most areas.


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Temperature Highlights —-> slider

Thaw this afternoon, and hopefully time to dry out.  Quick refreeze after dark. Deep freeze Monday morning! Lows in the teens and 20s.


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My Final Call For Snowfall
February 7 snow total final Sunday
NWS lowered their snow totals overnight 
Click the map to see all the regional NWS state snow maps
February 7StormTotalSnowWeb1_Maryland

Looking Ahead:

An active week brings:

  • Wednesday Night into Thursday a snow or mix
  • Sunday: Another snow event (that would be 3 weeks in a row)

February 7 weather snow outlook



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February 7 weather temperature outlook




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