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March 12 Major Winter Storm Just Clips Us With Inland Mix

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March 12, 2023

Sunday Morning

For starters, Daylight Saving Time has begun, and you may be reading this an hour early or late. Daylight will be extended an hour later as sunset will be AFTER 7 PM. But we will not get to enjoy that today with the storm moving in.

This is going to be a major winter storm; however, like the rest of the winter, we will barely get clipped by it.

A band of snow and sleet will be crossing the mountains but will have trouble breaking the High-Pressure bubble in place. Some western suburbs may get a few sleet pellets or flakes today, then more moves in tonight and the storm will crank on Monday. The major impacts will be felt through much of central PA, NY, and New England.

Morning Surface Weather

The last storm is stalled well off the coast and is helping to create the pathway for this new storm. High Pressure in the Mid-Atlantic is the block to delay the arrival, but it will break down today.

Severe storms are already erupting in the Southeast US.

A Winter Storm and Blizzard Warnings are in effect for northern Minnesota as the northern part reaches Michigan to Ohio and West Virginia.

This storm will be reorganizing off of the coast.

March 12 weather storm Sunday morning


ECMWF Model Sunday Morning to Wednesday Morning

This will be an impressive storm that rapidly cranks in a major snow event… just beyond our Mid-Atlantic home base. We will get some snow in the mountains and northern suburbs, but the stalling of this storm near Boston will be a major event THERE for a few days.

March 12 weather storm Sunday forecast snow


Local Look

Doppler Radar Snapshot

This is from a radar in Southwest Virginia showing the snow in that region. It is not picking up the light snow over western Maryland, but it is there…. The leading edge of this will affect travel in the mountains and perhaps Skyline Drive throughout the morning.

March 12 weather snow radar



The cold air has settled in this morning, but will be warming just enough for most of us ahead of the next weather event.

March 12 weather temperatures Sunday morning



Radar Simulation

NAM 3Km Noon to Midnight

March 12 weather snow radar Sunday


Afternoon Temperatures

March 12 weather temperatures Sunday afternoon


Evening Radar Snapshot

March 12 weather radar snow Sunday evening


Midnight Radar Snapshot

It looks like light snow in the favored inland locations…

March 12 weather snow radar midnight




There is not much freezing air in sight to support stickage.

March 12 weather temperatures Sunday night


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TODAY March 12

Normal Low in Baltimore:  33ºF

Record 12ºF in 1900

SNOW: 4.4” in 1968

Normal High in Baltimore: 53ºF

Record 86ºF in 1990


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Snapshot Monday Morning

7 AM – The radar simulation shows some light snow in the favored colder inland locations well northwest of the city/Bay. However, it still looks to be too warm for much local stickage. The issues will be farther west and north.

March 12 weather snow Monday morning



7 AM – It will be chilly, but remaining above freezing.

March 12 weather temperatures Monday morning


Afternoon –

March 12 weather temperatures Monday afternoon



Local Snow Potential

If there is any stickage locally, it will be on the grassy areas. It may include parts of Frederick, Carroll, Northern Baltimore Counties in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. The roads should remain wet.

Far Western Maryland and the high mountains west of Skyline Drive may get  2” to 4” by Monday, with more to follow.

March 12 weather snow forecast Maryland


Radar Simulation

6 AM Monday to 2 PM Tuesday

This coastal storm will rapidly develop and drop moderate to heavy snow. The major cities will be on the edge of this, including Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.  Some interior areas are expecting heavy snow.

March 12 weather snow radar Monday


Snow Forecast

This is what we are missing out on… Many areas between The Poconos and central Massachusetts may get between 1 and 2 FEET of snow!

March 12 weather snow forecast

7 Day Forecast

This major winter storm may just miss us, but it will be a culmination of the winter pattern ‘potential’. I do not see much opportunity for our region after this event.

A big warm up later this week, will be followed by another cool down. However, this should not to be substantial enough to bring any gift to snow lovers.  We may be watching the end of the winter that never really began.

March 12 weather forecast 7 day


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I have made a few public statements over the years, but if you are new here you may have missed it:

I have dyslexia, and found out during my second year at Cornell University. It didn’t stop me from getting my meteorology degree, and being first to get the AMS CBM in the Baltimore/Washington region. One of my professors told me that I had made it that far without knowing, and to not let it be a crutch going forward. That was Mark Wysocki and he was absolutely correct!

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