December 24 – Rain moved in overnight and has been heavy in spots this morning. This will remain a morning thing, and allow you the chance to get out and finish your last minute shopping. The double holiday this year may add to the store traffic, but the weather will cooperate. Rain should be done around Baltimore by noon, and off the Eastern Shore a few hours later. We should get some clearing in the sky allowing for a view of sunset (in Baltimore at 4:47 PM) to start Hanukkah and a mild night for anyone heading to midnight mass.

Here’s a quick look at the rain timeline, then perhaps some snow at the end of the week. There is not a lot of cold air to be found yet, but we have plenty of time snow lovers. Remember, last year we were close to 70°F on Christmas and hit that mark 5 times in December. January will turn colder for us.

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Afternoon Highs


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Outlook Next Week

Cold Front on Tuesday morning, will actually fall apart with only some light rain showers. But some slightly cooler air to follow.


Snow Showers?

Friday will be our best chance for the flakes as an upper level disturbance will work with cold air from the Great Lakes to send a chance of snow down from the north.


New Year’s Day Storm

This looks to be another warm track event for us. But if the timing works out, arrival shortly after midnight, could come with a start of snow and sleet. We need to see how much cold air gets established with the previous event. FITF



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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Also See:

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

Maryland Winters

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