Saturday 8 at 1 PM

We are in a chilly and unstable flow of air this afternoon. Temperatures are struggling for some to reach the 50s, and it is much colder aloft. Any sun is considered self destructive. That means it briefly warms the ground and air, forcing it to rise into that cold layer and quickly produces showers.  Some have been heavy and my have ice pellets mixed in.

Temperatures at 1 PM

The freezing level is low enough that some sleet, graupel, or small hail could mix in. See the ice types at the bottom of this post.


Ice In Central Maryland At The Noon Hour



It is hard to pin down the exact locations of the showers, so I wanted to present you with a snapshot of Doppler Radar at 1 PM and two short range models beginning at that time to compare.  These sliders go through this evening, and are not perfect!

I have noticed the trend of short range modeling lagging behind an hour or two with rain timing. See if that is still the case. You can compare and contrast them to the Live Radar Widget below and see which is performing better with timing and location of cells 


As the sun gets low, we lose the forcing, so the showers and clouds will break up. We anticipate enough clearing for the rocket launch at Wallops Island later. I will have a follow up report on that.

Doppler Radar Snapshot at 1 PM



Radar Simulations And Live Doppler

I put the live radar between the sliders so it is easier to compare both scrolling up and down.


HRRR Model Radar Simulation —-> slider

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Live Radar Widget

NAM 3 Km Model Radar Simulation —-> slider

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Did You See Frozen Pellets?




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