December 1 2018
Today not only starts the weekend but also the beginning of meteorological winter. We group the seasons in blocks of three full months. This season starts wet with rain this afternoon and tonight, but dry and warmer Sunday. The pattern will change and we have consistency with a potential snow event next weekend. It is early, so I would take this as a chance to monitor daily, but don’t change your plans yet.
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Local Weather Stats For December 1 in Baltimore
Climatological cooling shows we lose one degree on the high every two to three days this month.
Average High: 50ºF
Record High: 75ºF in 2006
Average Low: 32ºF
Record Low: 12ºF in 1967
*Record Snow: 1.5″ in 1903
Sunrise: 7:07 AM
Sunset 4:43 PM
*Daylight = 1:13 shorter than yesterday
*Bay Water Temperature = 45ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House
Record Rain Year Update:
The rain on Monday was 0.42″ at BWI. Considering the storm on the way this weekend and one month left in 2018, we may make a run for 70 inches.
Rain Timeline –> slider
- Rain showers will develop this afternoon. It will not be a washout, but you may get a cluster of a few hours at a time with rain.
- Steady rain is likely overnight.
- Total rain under 1/2 inch expected
After a rainy night, we should begin to dry out around daybreak
It will be mild, but the NAM 3 Km Model is showing a slower climb up on the thermometer. There is a chance for 60s in central Maryland, but more likely in southern Maryland and Virginia.
Colder air will spill in mid week, but our chance of snow for December 5th has faded. However, there is consistency with a storm next weekend. This shows up on both the GFS Model and European ECMWF Models.
GFS Model Storm Animation
Friday Night through Sunday Night
North Atlantic Oscillation
December 5th- FITF Day
Gather your friends and co-workers: Wear your #FITF gear to honor and celebrate this unique calendar holiday. This is the date almost every day last decade marked the first snow of each winter season. I will have the history to show shortly.
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