Record Cold Some Frost Quakes And Some Snow Friday Then Warming Up

Record Cold Some Frost Quakes And Some Snow Friday Then Warming Up

Thursday January 31 2019

The core of the cold air is over us this morning. The official temperatures at regional airports may not be representative of what your home or car thermometers display.  Many areas north of Baltimore are below zero and colder wind chills. The rapid hard freeze can be responsible for a rare event called a frost quake. It is possible that the soggy soil froze below the surface. As that happens, it expands and can make a loud pop or boom sound. It may not be enough to measure on the Richter Scale, rather soon like a loud truck slamming nearby.

Many schools are on a two hour delay, some will reevaluate. My district explained that they realize temps will not warm much over that time. But it allows for school buildings to warm up and kids to get to school AFTER rush hour.  Here’s the comparison:

Temperatures and Wind Chill at 7 AM

 

Temperatures and Wind Chill at 9 AM

 

Two records that were to be challenged today at Baltimore’s BWI:

Low Temperatures: +4ºF in 1966. As of 7 AM the low was 6ºF on the hours (may reach between hourly reports)

Coldest Max Temp: 22 in 1948 (very possible)

 

This Afternoon

 

 

 

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Local Weather Stats For January 31, 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 69ºF in 1947

Average  Low: 25ºF

Record Low:  4ºF in 1866

                         *Record Snow:  3.7″ in 1985

Sunrise: 7:14 AM

Sunset 5:24 PM 

*Daylight = 2:02 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 36ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 

 

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Snow Friday

At this time, the clipper should bring light snow and only affect the northern half of our region. The snow simulation here shows it north of Rt 50 or I-70 with any stickage.

Simulation—> slider

 

How Much Snow?

 

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Temperatures Friday

 

 

 

Temperature Outlook

The Jet Stream will lift the Polar Vortex to our north and the return of very warm air next week could bring us to near 60ºF. Then another arctic blast arrive by Valentine’s Day.

 

Temperature Forecast

The Mid February arctic blast may not be reflected well here. But you can see the 60s next week

 

 

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Related Links:

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Winter Weather Folklore

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Maryland Winters: Snowfall Maps and Baltimore Snow History 

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