Monday December 3 2018
The fog was stubborn over the weekend but it is finally fading and falling apart. Even though you may run into some along I-95 in northeastern Maryland early, the winds will guarantee an improvement. Cecil County Public Schools are on a 2 hour delay for the fog.
We have a mild day in store, but the winds will be shifting to a colder direction to bring snow back to western Maryland and set up the pattern change we’ve talked about for weeks.
Is snow the way?
We could still have flurries or snow showers on Wednesday, and next weekend leaves the door open for a larger storm. Models tend to have trouble but there definitely enough to keep it on the calendar. See more below.
Local Weather Stats For December 3 in Baltimore
Average High: 49ºF
Record High: 72ºF in 1998
Average Low: 31ºF
Record Low: 11ºF in 1976
*Record Snow: 2.0″ in 1907
Sunrise: 7:09 AM
Sunset 4:43 PM
*Daylight = 1:08 shorter than yesterday
*Bay Water Temperature = 44ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House
Record Rain Year Update:
Saturday brought 0.23″ to BWI. The yearly total is now 65.51″
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Special New Gift Idea
Before we get started today, I wanted to share something new: There was a lot of activity over the holiday weekend that I wanted offer the most popular combo as a gift idea. These Tees and hats go perfectly together, and grouping then will be discounted:
Wind Shift Timeline —> slider
Notice the wind shifting to the west and northwest. This will clear out the fog and eventually bring in colder air.
This Evening: Snow Showers Return To The Mountains
Mid Week Snow Showers?
I know this looked like a chance of snow that fell apart, but…. There will be a disturbance in the atmosphere that could still provide some flakes on Wednesday December 5th.
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 year last decade marked the first snow of each winter season. I will have the history to show shortly.
Next Weekend Snow?
- I was hesitant to show this a few days ago because it was too far out in time, but it was consistent for a few days…
- Models have a tendency to lose some storms in the 5 to 7 day time window, then bring it back. It could be what we are seeing here.
- Both the European (ECMWF) and GFS models show the system staying south.
- However, the GFS has an experimental upgrade. A lot of money has been infused to improve this on the basis of the ECMWF but with an improvement. The vision still has the storm and this will be a good test:
FV3- GFS Upgrade TEST Model
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