Thursday February 22 2018

The record high temperatures set Wednesday are part of an air mass pushed to the south. We can see the result this morning with the transition still taking place as the 40s are creeping in from the north. It is still somewhat mild around central Maryland but it will get cooler throughout the day. This will come with more rain ad the front will be stuck overhead through Sunday. So plan for a soggy set up, even through it will not rain the entire time. Some breaks between storms are expected. But overall, the spring preview is gone. The long range outlook still shows colder air and a better chance for snow in early March.

Stats For February 22

Note: A few people have asked me about the term normal vs using averageScientifically ‘average’ is a better term for the stats below, but The National Weather Service has used the ‘normal’ term in their climate data. I have switched it below to satisfy the fellow science geeks.

Average High:  47ºF

Record High: 74ºF in 1874

Average  Low: 28ºF

*Former Record Low: +7ºF in 1963

Snow Record: 10.3″ in 1929

Seasonal Snow To Date (at BWI): 8.7″

Sunrise: 6:49 AM

Sunset 5:51 PM

*Daylight = 2:28 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 41ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House

 

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This Morning

 

Rain Timeline Today

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Afternoon Temperatures

Getting cooler, many in central Maryland will be in the 40s later today. Notice the warm air hanging on the other side of the front in the Southern Virginia and across the Blue Ridge.

Rainy Animation (Through Sunday)

We may get a break on Saturday but steady rain expected much of Sunday.

 

Temperature Outlook

 

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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