9 AM Thursday February 18

I realized I was ding frequent updates in social media, but you might only see my repots here on the web site.

With all the angry ‘BUST’ calls, this is still RAGING for others and ICY FOR ALL! We still have an active Winter Storm Warning.

Earlier this morning I declared this a Bust as sleet and freezing rain took over in central Maryland.  Even saying I was wrong was wrong (for some). I was bombarded with reports of snow still falling in northern Maryland, the mountains, and southern PA.

Now at 9 AM snow is trying to make a return. This includes reports from Owings Mills to Bel Air. This can abruptly change just a few miles in either direction.

It was impossible to pin all of this in a forecast, especially with different results from one town to another.

February 18 snow ice radar 9 AM



The dynamics of the storm have still turned colder as expected.

20s and either snow, sleet, or freezing rain. We were Catfished!

  • Washington reporting sleet and freezing rain.
  • Baltimore reporting sleet and snow.
  • Essex: Martin State Airport reporting snow.
  • Westminster: Snow
  • Bel Air: Snow and sleet mix.

February 18 snow ice temperatures 9 AM


If you ‘get back into the snow’, it can still quickly dump a few inches in a short time.

In the mix or ice, it will remain icy all day. Total ICE accumulation can reach 1/2 inch or more leading to tree and power problems.

Still aiming for a lull arriving between 11 AM and 1 PM


More showers of icy mix or snow overnight again.

One of my clients texted that he didn’t envy my job.  I don’t envy it either.



Radar Simulation 6 AM to 3 PM

HRRR Model

The mixed precipitation (orange) and freezing rain (pink) are not perfect…




Radar Simulation Today at 4 PM to Friday at 10 AM

Canadian GEM





Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory

Warning Areas should remain below freezing all day.


Winter Storm Warning Advisory February 18





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