Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 02/05/2023 01:50:03 pm


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07:09 AM

Sun Set

05:31 PM

Day Length

10:22 Hours


2 min 10 sec gain

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05:27 PM

Moon Set

07:30 AM

Next: Full Moon

Feb 05,2023

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Waxing Gibbous

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December 4 Cold Today Rain Mid Week Wintry Mix Maybe Next Weekend

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December 4, 2022

Sunday Morning Update 

The colder air is back in place, but this is not the pattern change yet. It is seasonable to have cold shots and warm-ups ahead of a full pattern shift, which we are expecting over the next week or two. We will get a few days with rain and mild air during the week, then open the door to colder air.  If your app is NOT showing colder air or wintry mix next weekend, there is a simple answer for that.

I do NOT lock in on a promise for any winter event a week away, but the signal is there trying for something.  So please use your discretion with all the information you encounter. Here is a simplified look:



  • Today: Sunny and Cold!
  • Mid Week: A Few Days With Rain, Warmer
  • Next Weekend: Pattern Change: ‘Maybe’ Wintry Mix?


Morning Temperatures

Seasonably cold morning, but the sun is shining.

December 4 weather temperatures Sunday morning


Morning Surface Weather

High Pressure has brought in this cold air mass.  The next storm is forming in the Southwest US, which will be part of the pattern change.  This is what we will watch bring us more clouds Monday and then a period of rain (on/off) Tuesday through Friday. 

December 4 weather Sunday morning


Afternoon Temperatures 

It will be cold, but the winds will settle down. 


Afternoon Wind Chill

Any breeze will make it feel chillier.


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TODAY December 4

Normal Low in Baltimore:  32ºF

Record 13ºF in 1966

SNOW: 7.8 inches in 1957

Normal High in Baltimore: 51ºF

Record 58ºF 1982


NEW Faith In The Flakes Gear






Comparing The Snow In Decembers With Similar Patterns

Comparing December Cold Pattern Forecast To Snow In Similar Analog Years

December Outlook Trending Colder For Start Of Meteorological Winter

Monday Weather:

It will be breezy and colder!



It will be a colder morning to start the work week.

December 4 weather temperatures Monday morning



December 4 weather temperatures Monday afternoon

Rain Mid-Week

ECMWF Model: Tuesday to Saturday Morning.

Progressive waves of rain almost each day.

Friday Night/Saturday: Colder air may catch up and end with snow….

December 4 weather ECMWF winter storm


If your weather app is NOT showing this, here is why:

Model Comparison: Early Saturday Morning

  • The ECMWF Models is colder than the GFS
  • The difference of the storm track and snow. Most Apps use the America GFS Model.  
  • It has a history of being less accurate than the European ECMWF.
  • While a lot can change in the next 6 days, this is worth paying attention to for trends and which model has a better handle.



GFS Model Simulation

Here we see the storm track to the north and NOT bringing in the colder air.

December 4 weather GFS winter storm


Jet Stream:

Mild temps will come with the initial rain mid week. However, this is the start of the change that shows a progressive opening of the arctic air to spill into the US next weekend and the week that follows. 

December 4 jet stream colder Thursday Tuesday


7 Day Forecast

After the rain, it will be chilly for the Ravens game. Then mild again next week with rain ahead of the pattern change.

There is rumbling about next weekend turning wintry. I will have a look at that in my next report.



Record Snow Cover Across The Northern Hemisphere

Snow Cover Now At 56 Year High In The Northern Hemisphere



My Winter Outlook: Not A Typical La Niña!

I see many factors to support colder influence with multiple systems. Early and later in winter. Check it out.

Winter Outlook 2023 For Snow Not Typical La Niña Plus Polar Vortex Disruption



Also See The Winter Outlook Series:

Atmospheric Memory Suggests Active Winter Storm Pattern Outlook


Winter Outlook 2023 From NOAA Very Different Than Farmers Almanacs

Farmer’s Almanac Comparison

Winter Outlook 2023 Early Look At Snow From Two Farmers Almanacs

Triple Dip La Niña Winter

Winter Outlook 2023 La Niña Triple Dip Expectations



If you want a snowy winter, this is what you might want to look for in the rest of the tropical season. (You might be seeing a lot of commercial snow removal people out this Winter).

Record August For No Named Tropical Storms: Closer Look At Snow Following


Wooly Bear Caterpillars

Winter Weather Outlook From The Wooly Bear Caterpillar


Persimmon Seeds

Winter Weather Outlook: Persimmon Seeds And Snow Folklore


Click to see Top 20 and MORE

Winter Weather Folklore Top 20 And More Outlook Signals From Nature For Cold And Snow


Faith in the Flakes Gear


SNOWSTIX – Available Now


Normals And Records: Maryland and Baltimore Climate History


STEM Assemblies/In School Fields Trips Are Back

Click to see more and ‘Book’ a visit to your school


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