November 18 2022
Friday Morning Update
There is a lot of attention on the Lake Effect Snow in Buffalo, but that same energy is what has brought us colder air. A cold front will reinforce the cold air and also allow a band of snow showers to pass through some of our region today. In this case near and north of Baltimore.
The cold air is in place and strong winds will persist. Yesterday winds gusted between 35 and 50 mph. Today may be just a little less intense.
Morning Surface Weather
Lake Effect Snow – This is a very localized event.
A cold front will pass through this afternoon and bring a band of snow showers east of the mountains. This will include parts of metro Baltimore into southern Pennsylvania. What follows will be a very cold weekend.
Also See: Top 10 Lake Effect Snow Events In Buffalo
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Snow Forecast Animation
NAM 3 Km 2 PM to 10 PM
Watching the cold front bring snow showers between Hagerstown and Frederick.
Snow showers in Frederick and Carroll Counties in Maryland, approaching The Hereford Zone and up through York.
Snow showers along and across the Maryland line into Pennsylvania.
Metro Baltimore may get some rain mixed with the snow showers… especially downtown and near the water.
Snow showers for Wilmington and Philadelphia. There might be some rain mixed in on the upper Eastern Shore.
Temperature Forecast Afternoon
TODAY November 18
Normal Low in Baltimore: 36ºF
Record 20ºF in 1959
SNOW: Trace 2008
Normal High in Baltimore: 56ºF
Record 78ºF 1938
Jet Stream: 500mb Height Anomaly
Monday Morning To Friday Evening
A warming trend with quiet weather leading up to Thanksgiving Thursday.
We may see rain showers on Thanksgiving, followed by colder air and a possible storm into the holiday weekend.
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