Sunday December 4 – I wanted to address the system moving in tonight as there has been some concern about the impact on traveling and event schools Monday morning. This event will be moving in tonight and most of it will be rain for our region. But the arrival could start with sleet west and north of Baltimore, with a better chance in the mountains and near the Pennsylvania line in extreme northern Frederick, Carroll, and Baltimore Counties. Temperatures will stay above freezing, even as this moves away before sunrise. The colder air could bring a wintry mix or west snow near Lancaster, PA to the Poconos, but again with marginal temps and warmer roads.

The second system that follows will arrive Tuesday morning and once again could have some wintry mix with the start, but  roads are still warm. Rain could be heavy as that energy moves in during the day. Here is the timeline below.

Reminder: December 5th is Faith in the Flakes Day- just to honor the date with routine first snows. Wear your FITF shirt to show your pride and love of winter weather.

Simulated Radar: HRRR Model —> slider

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Low Temperatures Monday Morning



Tuesday Morning

There may be some brief sleet or wintry mix as it beings, but warmer air and rain will take over.



Faith in the Flakes Online- Flannel PJs Printed Inside Out

Store Now Open

  • We’ve added Flannel PJ Pants that will be printed inside out. They have to be, to make it snow ?
  • Free Personal Delivery for orders of 20 items or more to schools and businesses.
  • Click this image for the online store.
  • Look for more items to be added soon.
  • Also see the info for the STEM Assembly Spirit Wear program:  Put your school name on the shirts and raise money for you PTO/PTA in the process.


thatcher_snowsticksAvailable in 2 Ft, 30 Inches, and 3 Ft Sizes. Also with Orange/Black or Purple/Black. Click on the image to see the options offered by my friend Thatcher at Signs By Tomorrow in Timonium.

Go to to order yours today! Click the ‘Request a Quote’ button at the top of the page. In comment box include color, size and payment information. Please indicate whether you’d like to have us UPS ship them to you or if you would like to pick up in our store. Snow Sticks will ship or will be ready for pick up in our store 48 hrs after order is placed, Mon-Fri.

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Chip KidWxDevicesGet the award winning Kid Weather App I made with my oldest son and support our love for science, weather, and technology. Our 3 year anniversary of the release and our contribution to STEM education is this November. It has been downloaded in 60 countries, and works in both temperature scales. With your support we can expand on the fun introduction to science and real weather.

Also See:

My Winter Outlook for 2016-2017: Colder with snow spread out more

NOAA Winter Outlook for 2016 to 2017

La Nina Formed: What it could mean to our winter

Farmers Almanacs Split On Cold And Snow

Extreme Weather of 2015 balanced out on both ends

Low Snow Winters In Baltimore: Records Might Surprise You

NOAA Ranks Blizzard 2016 4th Worst Snowstorm On Record

Blizzard 2016 Record Top Snowstorm: Area Totals