Sunday November 20 – The monster cold front we had yesterday meant business and today you will feel the cold winds for sure. Baltimore’s BWI went from a high of 73F to the lower 30s with a 51 mph wind gusts. Today will be a struggle to get to the 40s. In fact the wind speed may exceed the numbers on the thermometer as a strong pressure gradient and daily mixing of the air combine to peak this afternoon. Wind Advisory: Winds should be in the 30 to 45 mph range, with gusts to 55 mph. A High Wind Warning on the mountain tops to our west mean gusts to 65 mph, and that comes with snow.
Snow Advisory continues with another few inches on Wisp, Snowshoe, and 7 Springs. The upper level flow and instability supports flurries reaching central Maryland again, even if it doesn’t show up on the models. I am still at Snowshoe, WV where temps are in the teens and wind chill is below zero with a lot of snow. I will have a love report on my Facebook page before 10 AM. It is hard to tell from here how much snow fell since it is blowing around so much. But I think we did get close to the expected 6 inches with another 2 to 4 on the top of the mountain possible.
Note: Faith in the Flakes online store is open. More items will be added, but see the shirts and new inside out PJ pants.
Below, more on the wind, flurries, plus the outlook through Thanksgiving includes a little warming and rain.
Strongest Winds Today: Early Afternoon
Reminder that we could still see gusts to 55mph with the mountain tops reaching 65 mph as the pressure gradient around this upper level Low combines with daily heating and mixing of the air. See the local winds hour by hour below.