Friday November 2 2018

Temperatures this morning are very mild. Baltimore’s BWI is still holding around 70ºF at 6 AM.  The force brings in the warm air is a larger storm that is increasing our winds, so there are restrictions on some area bridges.  Early this morning gusts have already been over 20 mph and that will increase to 35+ mph during the day.  The rain will be scattered this morning, but a dramatic build up on the radar this afternoon and tonight.

Temperatures will drop into the 50s this weekend. Winds should ease a little and it will be dry for the Bay Bridge 10K walk Sunday.

Severe Thunderstorms?

We will get some heavy downpours with thunder tonight. There is a marginal risk for storms to turn severe east of the mountains. See the rain timeline split in two sliders for today and tomorrow below. The extended outlook brings the chance for snow closer to central Maryland next weekend.


Local Weather Stats For November 2 in Baltimore

Average High:  62ºF

Record High: 84ºF in 1950

Average  Low: 40ºF

Record Low:  29ºF in 1976

Sunrise: 7:35 AM

Sunset 6:04 PM 

*Daylight = 2:15 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 60ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Morning Snapshot


High Temperatures

Note the split in the cold and warm air. That is the cold front that will try to move in with a thin line of showers but will stall and wait for the impulse of rain later today. Note there will be a dramatic drop this weekend with highs Saturday and Sunday in the mid 50s.


Radar Simulation

Friday —> slider

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Saturday —> slider 

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Rain Total

Central Maryland will be in the stripe of heavier rain. Totals will be between 1 to 1.5 inches.


Storm Animation

We have a busy pattern. The next storm will be with another warm up on Tuesday into Wednesday. Then we set up another weekend storm that will bring the back end snow through the mountains and close to the western Maryland suburbs on Sunday November 11.  Something to look forward to #FITF.


Temperature Outlook


Also see:


Winter Outlooks

Winter Weather Folklore

Sweet Spot: Hitting 70ºF on Halloween is followed by more winter snow

Solar Cycle: When Sun Spots Are Low We Get More Snow

Will A Wet Summer Bring A Snowy Winter?

El Nino Modoki May Enhance Snow Chances

Winter Outlook From Two Different Farmers Almanacs

NOAA Winter 2018-2019 Outlook Explained: This Actually Supports Snow


Cold Stuff

Normal First Frost/Freeze Dates

Maryland Winters: Snowfall by region and records



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