March 1 2018

Today is the first day of meteorological spring and we have a very strong storm developing. Perhaps the full moon is also helping to enhance the pull into this event as I have theorized many times before. Regardless, there is a tremendous amount of energy about to be unleashed in the form of rain, some snow, and very high winds. A High Wind Warning  has replaced some of the Watch areas and I expect that will continue to spread as we get closer to the event. Our entire area will feel the pressure gradient of the coastal storm which will result in steady winds of 40 mph and gusts to 60 mph.

This tropical storm force wind flow interacting with trees and soggy soil are likely to take many down along with power lines. Plan now for power outages. I am restocking fuel for my generator and reloading batteries.  If you are traveling, there will be restrictions on area bridges and planes are likely to be delayed or grounded. If you do fly, there will be A LOT of turbulence!

See the latest wind maps and rain/snow timeline below. Yes, some snow will mix in Friday morning.

Here is s look at the 850mb Wind Flow. This is about 5,000 Ft above the ground and shows the true intensity of the storm a cloud level.

Stats For March 1

Average High:  49ºF

Record High: 80ºF in 1972

Average  Low: 29ºF

*Former Record Low: 11ºF in 1980

Snow Record: 6.0″ in 1952

Seasonal Snow To Date (at BWI): 8.7″

Sunrise: 6:39 AM

Sunset 5:58 PM

*Daylight = 2:32 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 43ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House

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Storm Set Up

 

Rain Timeline Today

Note: High Temperatures will reach the 50s today, but we all get rain by afternoon

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Friday: Rain and Snow

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Winds Friday:

They will increase through the afternoon and evening 

 

 

 

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