Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 05/23/2022 02:10:03 am
Temperature

69°

Partly Cloudy

66°

Dew Point
Relative Humidity

90%

Feels Like

69°

Wind (WNW)

5mph

Air Pressure

30.09

Sun
Sun Rise

05:46 AM

Sun Set

08:19 PM

Day Length

14:33 Hours

Difference

1 min 32 sec gain

Moon
Moon Rise

02:35 AM

Moon Set

01:37 PM

Next: New Moon

May 30,2022

Moon Phase

Waning Crescent

Climate
Average Low

54°

76°

Average High
Record Low

39°


(1961)

98°


(1925)
Record High
Current Conditions

January 16 Winter Storm This Afternoon Starts With Snow Quickly

Storm Forecast
Winter Weather
Forecast
Warnings

Sunday January 16 2022

Today is our storm day. Forgive me for making this personal, but today is my son’s 16th birthday. It was 10 years ago that he came up with the idea of Kid Weather, so this is an appropriate celebration.  At least the storm and the holiday weekend will delay his drivers permit just a little. 

The winter storm that will move in to our region had arctic air that has helped establish a cold ground. When it begins it will easily stick, and and come down heavy in a hurry. 

The specifics of the event are highlighted below. Timing is key! It will snow for a few hours.

 

Morning Surface Weather

 

Morning Temperatures 

Very cold start with most in the teens, and a few single digits. This has sufficiently chilled the roads ahead to the snow later.

 

Winter Storm Warning

 

Storm Headlines

  • Quick Stickage– Due to arctic air, the ground will support flakes laying and staying right away.
  • Heavy in a Hurry- Soon after the snow begins, it will intensify. This will lead to quick rates of 1/2” to 1” snow per hour. 
  • Thumping Dumping – Snow totals on the map below will take place between 2 to 4 hours in most areas. Snow totals need to be measured quickly, as rain will wash a lot away tonight. 
  • Icing: Transition to sleet and freezing rain will be faster south and by the water. Inland will last longer, on top of deeper snow. This will cause a layer of ice on top.
  • Change to Rain: Fast push of warmer air in the south and by the water will reach Annapolis and Baltimore between 5 PM and 8 PM. Then spreading across the northern counties of Maryland into southern PA before midnight.
  • Heavy rain will melt a lot of the snow and ice overnight. 
  • Winds will gusts OVER 40 mph. This is expected to lead to power outages, especially in areas with moderate snow and ice. 
  • Coastal Flooding Tonight: Western Shore of the Bay and on the ocean front plan for high water. Baltimore City is already allowing free parking for vehicles garages and lots inland.  Annapolis ‘docks’ will be submerges. 
  • Monday morning: The main storm will be out of here, but leftover snow showers will fall. Temps will be around freezing, so impact should be minimal.

 




 

 Temperatures At Noon

Before the snow arrives, roads will remain cold!

 

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HRRR Model

*In my next report I will post a comparison of change over timing across the models. Consider a buffer of 1 to 2 hours form this forecast.

 

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Winds

This is why warmer air will be taking over AND the expectation for flooding. Winds will be pushing/sloshing Bay water to the western Shore. This will impact Havre de Grace to Baltimore and Annapolis!

This may also knock out power for places with a few inches of snow  caked with ice as well. 

 

 

My Call For Snowfall

This is similar to my initial call. I adjusted the top end down an inch, simply because of the faster change over.

Mountains: There will be spots that could get over 10 inches, but there will be mixing of sleet that will could push even into Garrett County at times. 

 

 

 




 

Weather Almanac: Climate Data

TODAY January 16

Normal Low in Baltimore:  24ºF

Record 1ºF in 1893

 

Normal High in Baltimore: 41ºF

Record 71ºF 1953

 

 

Monday Temperatures 

Morning

Temps will push the 40s in the cities overnight, then cool back down by sunrise.

 

Afternoon

Nearly steady temps into the afternoon.

 

 

Looking Ahead: Thursday to Next Saturday

There may be another storm next weekend

 

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7 Day Forecast

Mid week will be mild. We can explore the next potential storm closer after this first one passes.

 

 

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ALSO SEE

 

What is Faith in the Flakes: History of December 5th Snow

 

ALL FITF GEAR

 

 

 

FITF THUNDERSNOW

 

 

 

 

Winter Outlook Series:

My Call For Snowfall

 

 

Last Winter Recap: My Old Outlook And Your Grades Of My Storm Forecasts

Winter Weather Page – Lots of resources

 

 

Solar Cycle Increasing Sunspots Suggests More Snow

 

Comparing 4 Different Farmer’s Almanacs: Majority colder winter outlook than NOAA

 

NOAA Winter Outlook- But Read The Fine Print

 

Signals For Early Start To Winter In November

 

Winter Outlook Series: La Nina Double Dip

 

Nor’easters May Give Hint For Winter La Nina Pattern

 

Winter Folklore Checklist

 

 

 




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