Blizzard 2016: Snow Starts Sooner And Stronger Winds

Blizzard 2016: Snow Starts Sooner And Stronger Winds

Screen Shot2016-01-21 21_56_44January 21- It is not often that NOAA will post a map like this showing an 80% chance of Baltimore and Washington to get over 12 inch of snow. But it looks like the bullseye will be right in the heart of our region. The worst will be Saturday, as the wind maps are crazy! See them below. Also, I have been watching the first of the high resolutions models now catching on to the arrival of the snow, and it appears it is back on to the first call. I want to add the caveat that there could be virga on the leading edge, but I would still plan for late afternoon and evening. Once it gets going, it will increase in a hurry. Faith in the Flakes

Quick bullet points:

  • Saturday Morning will be the worst!
  • Most will wake up Saturday to over 10 inches of snow on the ground. Then snow mixes with sleet/rain near or east of the bay. Then back to snow into early Sunday. West of I-95 should stay all snow.
  • Winds will be at blizzard force. See the maps below.
  • Snow Type: Heavy and wet with temps close to freezing. It will clump, stick, and weigh down trees/power lines.
  • Power Outages: Combine the type of snow with high winds, and lights out! Literally for many.
  • Snow starting sooner…. Please plan accordingly

Arrival Timeline: Radar Simulation

I need to update my first flakes timeline. I will have that in my morning report.


Winds Saturday Morning

Umm… I think the Bay Bridge will be closed :-/

Screen Shot2016-01-21 21_57_48


Those are ‘tropical storm force gusts.  Here are the sustained wind speed expected.


Screen Shot2016-01-21 22_00_33


See Snow Total Maps

State of Emergency and Blizzard Warning

My recent snow forecast *The timeline will be adjusted



See all of our shirt designs here, hosted by local printing partner Ink Splash in Westminster available for ordering now.


Please share your thoughts, best weather pics/video, or just keep in touch via social media

Chip KidWxDevicesGet the award winning Kid Weather App I made with my oldest son and support our love for science, weather, and technology. Our 3 year anniversary of the release and our contribution to STEM education is this November. It has been downloaded in 60 countries, and works in both temperature scales. With your support we can expand on the fun introduction to science and real weather.


I am helping to promote my friends at OrderUp and this event will put their delivery service to the full test. Use the code WEATHER7 and get $7 off your first order.





January 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |