Friday April 8 2016 – It’s ironic that April has been more winter-like than December 2015 was. Remember the 70 degree days, even around Christmas? So far we set one record low temperature this week and another is possible Sunday. Next week I will show you numbers that almost certainly will show this month starting colder than December was in its entirely. But first we have a clipper that will swing through tomorrow with snow. Still have FITF? The ironic this is that I have scheduled two school visits in Cecil Co today. These schools had their Faith in the Flakes shirts shipped, but I agreed to visit when I was done delivering. What are the odds that it was still relevant this late in the year?
Saturday will have snow falling but not all will stick. This time of year, the ground is warm and the sun angle is high. So the best chance for stickage (snow laying and staying):
- Overnight or during the low sun angle times around sunrise and sunset.
- Higher elevations, and hillsides facing north.
- Away from the Bay or warmth of water.
Please keep that in mind as I show you my call for snowfall. I am trying to calculate the best potential for what could accumulate. We will have snow arrive before sunrise, and there will be moderate snowfall to stick north and west of Baltimore. There will be on/off snowshoers during the day, but a second surge in the evening that will be more likely to spread farther east and south to include more of metro Baltimore and Delmarva. Most area roads will be wet, especially during the day. The biggest concern will be icing on parking lots and side roads by Sunday morning as temps drop into the lower 20s.
My Call For Snowfall
More maps below.
Here is another look at the GFS Model timeline.
I will have a more detailed look later today.