WeatherDec21Perhaps we could call it the winter reset with the solstice at 11:49 PM tonight, but that will not change things. While meteorological winter began on December 1st, this is the astronomical winter with the lowest sun angle and shortest daylight of the year. Temperatures will be going up to record territory again just before Christmas in what may turn out to be the warmest December on record. Once again, we can thank the El Nino pattern. A rainy pattern could bring in thunderstorms as heat pumps all week. Here is a quick look at the relative stats and rain timeline below.

Winter Solstice In Baltimore:

Daylight: 9 hours and 23 minutes

  • Sunrise at 7:23 AM
  • Sunset at 4:46 PM

Screen Shot2015-12-21 05_50_58Record December? Through the first 20 days:



Potential Record Highs This Week:

December 23, 1990: 69°F

December 24, 1990: 65°F


Also See: December Record Warmth Comes In Pairs




Rain Timeline:

Yes, it is late December, and this stormy pattern is all rain

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Faith In The Flakes: It Will Snow… Eventually

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