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. 



Record Cold

Weather Stations at or near record low temperatures at 6 AM EDT




Morning Observations

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



Regional View



Weather Almanac: Climate Data For Baltimore

Normal Low in Baltimore: 45ºF; Record 32ºF in 1875

Normal High in Baltimore: 67ºF, Record 93ºF 1985



Afternoon Forecast

Forecast Snapshot: Central Maryland



Looking Ahead

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. 




Temperature Outlook 

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.

This was designed by Shannon Berk and we will be wearing it through spring and to the beach.

Double Benefit: Proceeds will be split between our nonprofit Just In Power Kids and the development of my new weather website. That has been scheduled to be ready to launch in May.

Sunshine State Of Mind



14 Local Maryland Pages (and York PA)

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Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland



Bel Air

Carroll County/Westminster




Ocean City

Dover DE

Southern Maryland

Patuxent River 

Washington DC





National Weather Service Adds Maryland Cecil And Garrett Counties




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