November 13 2018

There is a lot of attention on the next storm for the snow and sleet that we will get on Thursday. I wrote up my first call already and I understand the anticipation of stickage and anxiety for travel conditions in some areas. But w may be overlooking the big prize. The total precipitation expected (rain, sleet, and snow total) should be more than enough to take us over the top for the wettest year on record in Baltimore. Here’s the ;latest.

The rainfall report as of 4 PM today at BWI

Today = 0.60″ rain

Month = 4.54″ rain. *3.14″ ABOVE Average 

Fall Season = 16.42″ rain. That is since Sep 1. *Almost double normal (8.76″)

Year Total = 61.68″ rain ***



This is what we need to jump spots:

0.67″ to reach 2nd place

0.98″ to hit 1st place 


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The Next Storm:

How Much Total Snow + Sleet + Rain?

Many models have Baltimore at BWI with over 1 inches of liquid equivalent precipitation total. I chose the NAM 3 Km because it is actually one of the lowest rain totals… Basically, there is high confidence that by Friday this year of 2018 will be the wettest on record.


Storm Animation

We are likely going to see a mix of snow and sleet Thursday morning.  This is a potent Nor’easter that will change over to rain quickly by the Bay. But inland, the snow and sleet may linger through afternoon with accumulation. See my report below…



Clear To See: My First Call For Snowfall and Sleet


Winter Outlook

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Winter Weather Folklore

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