Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 03/20/2023 05:10:05 am




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Sun Rise

07:09 AM

Sun Set

07:18 PM

Day Length

12:09 Hours


2 min 35 sec gain

Moon Rise

06:53 AM

Moon Set

06:14 PM

Next: New Moon

Mar 21,2023

Moon Phase

Waning Crescent

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February 3 Frigid Friday With Flurries And Arctic Winds

Polar Vortex
Maryland Weather
Winter Weather

February 3, 2023

Friday Morning

The arctic air is moving in. We have already seen our high temperatures for the day as temps will drop to the 20s this afternoon. Winds will make it feel much colder, so it will not be the best day to be outside.

A band of light snow has been crossing through central Maryland, so you may have a coating on your vehicle or lawn. The roads are OK. This is just the leading edge of arctic air and may be followed by more flurries today.

Radar Snapshot at 6 AM

February 3 weather snow radar Friday morning


Morning Temperatures

The leading edge of the very cold air is just starting to move in.

February 3 weather temperatures Friday morning


Morning Surface Weather

Behind this arctic front, we can see the streaming bands of snow off the Great Lakes. That is a signal of the strong and very cold winds. Some of that energy will carry more flurries our way today.

February 3 weather friday morning


Radar Simulation 10 AM to 7 PM

A few light snow streamers or flurries will be possible.

February 3 weather friday snow


Snapshot at 4 PM

We may see some localized snow bands.

February 3 weather friday afternoon snow

Polar Vortex This Afternoon

The actual circulation will NOT be here in the Mid Atlantic. It will be passing just north of the state of Maine! We are getting the most brisk arctic winds pulling down our way today and tonight.

February 3 weather polar vortex Friday


Wind Animation Through 7 PM

Friday February 3 weather polar vortex


Afternoon Temperatures

The air will get colder during the day.

February 3 weather friday afternoon temperatures


Wind Forecast Snapshot

With gusts to 30 mph, it will make the air feel colder.

February 3 weather forecast wind

Wind Chill

It is going to be painful to be outside.

February 3 weather friday afternoon wind chill

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TODAY February 3

Normal Low in Baltimore:  25ºF

Record 4ºF in 1961

SNOW: 9.6” 1961

Normal High in Baltimore: 44ºF

Record 67ºF 2020

Saturday Weather

Morning Temperatures

This is when we bottom out with the coldest air.

February 3 weather saturday morning temperatures

Wind Chill

This will be worse in the morning, then improving.

February 3 weather saturday morning wind chill


Afternoon Temperatures

Recovering back to near freezing.

February 3 weather saturday afternoon temperatures


Afternoon Wind Chill

It will remain chilly, but not as cold.

February 3 weather saturday afternoon wind chill

Looking Ahead

Wednesday Morning Feb 8 to Saturday Feb 11

Rain showers mid week, then things get interesting next weekend. I am showing this because I know it will change! There is an impulse that could shift where the wintry weather tries to return.

February 3 weather forecast storms


7 Day Forecast

After this arctic blast bottoms out on Saturday morning, we will bounce to spring temps quickly. The impact of rain may limit how warm we get, so watching those systems will determine where and when the 60s may expand.

Beyond this time frame I see a return to some colder air and a chance for winter weather again.


February 3 weather forecast 7 day



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