Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 07/16/2024 02:10:04 am




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05:54 AM

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08:31 PM

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14:37 Hours


1 min 20 sec loss

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04:25 PM

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01:21 AM

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November 16 Morning Smoke Then Mild Next Storm Focus Ahead Of Thanksgiving

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November 16, 2023

Thursday Morning Update

Locally the top weather story has been the lack of rain. We have growing drought concerns and a new report will be out today.

As a result of the dry conditions, wildfires have developed in the mountains and smoke has drifted into some metro areas. The haze and smell may be more noticeable this morning.

The developing storm near Miami will likely pass too far off the coast. It will be mostly a non-event for us with showers in the mountains from a cold front.

Colder air will arrive next week AND FOR Thanksgiving. In between we may get that needed rain starting on Tuesday.

Smoke Map

There have been some wildfires in the mountains with smoke drifting at low levels along the Potomac River Valley. Some smelled it yesterday, and there may be more smoke and haze this morning.

November 16 weather smoke Thursday morning


Morning Surface Weather

Locally dry with the haze and smell in metro areas from the wildfire smoke. The day will be sunny.

The next storm is dumping heavy rain in Florida. The new Low Pressure is taking form near Miami.

November 16 weather Thursday morning


Afternoon Temperatures

November 16 weather temperatures Thursday afternoon


El Niño Winter Updates

Computer Models Support East Coast Storm Track

Winter Precipitation El Nino CFSv2 Model


El Niño Advisory

The latest NOAA report is confident in a Very Strong event. Possibly HISTORIC! This refers to the temperatures in the Pacific, with impacts on the US Winter Storm Track.

El Nino November 2023 



TODAY November 16

Sunrise at 6:51 AM

Sunset at 4:52 PM

Normal Low in Baltimore:  37ºF

Record 19ºF in 1933; 1996

Normal High in Baltimore: 57F

Record 76ºF 1928; 2005



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Friday Morning

November 16 weather temperatures Friday morning


Friday Afternoon


November 16 weather temperatures Friday afternoon


Storm 1: Friday Morning to Saturday Afternoon

The Coastal Storm will be farther east AND the cold front will fall apart.

November 16 storm forecast


Snapshot Friday Night

November 16 storm Friday


Saturday Morning

Mostly a miss for us… this time.

November 16 storm Saturday


Storm 2: HOLIDAY Tuesday Morning to Thanksgiving Night

The timing is earlier with each model run. This now looks like mostly a Tuesday to Wednesday morning event. It will be followed by cold and dry winds for Thanksgiving.

November 16 Thanksgiving Holiday Storm


Closer View Snapshots

Tuesday Morning

A hint of some wintry weather inland at the start… I would not focus on that now.

November 16 storm Thanksgiving Tuesday morning


Tuesday Evening

Steady and heavy rain much of the day and overnight.

November 16 storm Thanksgiving Tuesday


Wednesday Afternoon

I-95 will be wet! It looks like the bulk of the rain will be in the morning, then ending for us in the afternoon… lingering longer for New York and New England.

November 16 storm Thanksgiving Wednesday


Jet Stream: Friday Evening to Thanksgiving

Two waves of colder air. First this weekend, then milder with the storm, followed by even colder air on Thanksgiving.

November 16 weather jet stream Thanksgiving


Snapshot Thanksgiving: Much Colder!

November 16 Thanksgiving Cold


7 Day Forecast

The first storm will fade but bring colder air. The next storm looks beneficial, with the rain ending before the holiday. Then, we see a chilly Thanksgiving.

Thursday November 16 forecast 7 day


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