Monday February 5 2018

I hope you saw my report before the Super Bowl because it became obvious that the temperatures were staying cold and the big thaw was not going to happen. Ice build up enough for some trees and power lines to drop and there have been power outages.  In addition the road surfaces are colder than the air, which is right around freezing in many areas. The coldest happened to be Anne Arundel County Maryland since they cleared out sooner, but many areas are catching up.

Many area schools have delayed their openings. Please be careful if you have to drive to work. Even if your car thermometer is above 32ºF, there may be bridges and overpasses that are icy.

A push of arctic air is on the move, so in addition to the cooling that took place with some clearing skies, we will all get into an air mass that will drop into the 20s today.

Stats For February 5

Normal High:  43ºF

Record High:  73ºF in 1991

Normal Low: 25ºF

*Former Record Low: -1ºF in 1996

Snow Record: 9.0″ in 2010

Seasonal Snow To Date (at BWI): 6.5″

Sunrise: 7:09 AM

Sunset 5:31 PM

*Daylight = 2:12 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 34ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House

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County Temperatures at 5 AM

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Hourly Temperature Forecast

The big question is where we will thaw in daylight. This may take longer than normal due to the thick ice and widespread reports in the 20s. It’s going to be a COLD DAY!

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Note: We may have a chance of snow on Wednesday based on the same models that did a better job with today’s event…

Canadian Model Forecast

Wednesday Morning Snow?

 

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Also See:

My Winter Outlook 2017-2018 for more snow

Maryland Winters

La Nina Formed: What it could mean to our winter

NOAA Winter Outlook: Not The Best But Not The Worst For Snow

Two Farmers Almanacs Winter 2018 Outlooks

Winter Weather Folkore: Suggestions from Animals and Crops

First Frost and Freeze Dates For Maryland (southern PA and northern VA)

My Preliminary Winter Outlook Notes

Low Snow Winters In Baltimore: To Repeat Or Not Repeat

NOAA Ranks Blizzard 2016 4th Worst Snowstorm On Record

Blizzard 2016 Record Top Snowstorm: Area Totals

Extreme Weather of 2015 balanced out on both ends