Thursday April 22 2021
Last night I showed the NAM computer model plot for a band of snow showers this morning. That is exactly when we see on Doppler radar, which is a rare sight in central Maryland this deep into April. This was just a narrow band, so most of the area is not included. However parts of Frederick, Carroll, and Baltimore Counties got in on the action.
Morning Surface Weather
The larger pattern looks a bit more like winter, with the cold flow of are over the Great Lakes. Bands of snow showers are falling from the Mid West to New York.
Self Destructing Sunshine: Once again we will see this air mass interact with the strong April sun and quickly result in new cloud cover.
Weather Stations at or near record low temperatures at 6 AM EDT
Freezing Temperatures have been scattered this morning. Compare the metro (close) view to the regional temperatures.
BWI got close, but appears to have missed the record low of 32ºF. However, nearby Ft. Meade did report that number at 6 AM
Weather Almanac: Climate Data For Baltimore
Normal Low in Baltimore: 45ºF; Record 32ºF in 1875
Normal High in Baltimore: 67ºF, Record 93ºF 1985
Forecast Snapshot: Central Maryland
The next storm will arrive over the weekend.
- Saturday: Clouding up with rain after 4 PM
- Saturday Night: Rainy
- Sunday: Rain ends early in the day, then windy as we clear out.
Jet Stream Flipping
A reversal of fortune, it appears the warming Ridge will develop next week. This has resulted in a wide range of how warm we may get… but it will be different next week.
ECWMF Model – A modest warm up to the 70s
National Blend of Models – The highest extreme pushing in the 80s
Sunshine Sate Of Mind
I am done with the cold and snow (for the season). I am embracing my wife’s mantra of Sunshine State of Mind.
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