Wednesday December 19 2018

We have another Flood Watch in place for most of our region for yet another end of work week event. This round of rain will be heavy at times and add up between 1 and 3 inches and likely bring Baltimore’s epic year to over 70 inches. The rain will arrive late morning and early afternoon on Thursday. The heaviest rain will be overnight Thursday, but another round of heavy rain and possibly thunder on Friday will come with a brief surge of warm air into the lower 60s.

Flood Watch

A Flood Watch these days means more than just high water on prone streams, river, and around the Chesapeake Bay. It also applies to the soggy soil that could once again lead to some trees falling over. We have had 24 events this year over 1″. Of these, 14 events over 2″ rain. Of those, 4 events over 4″ of rain. See the break down below.




Thursday Rain Timeline —> simulation slider

Showers will develop late morning and mid day, then steady rain in the afternoon and evening. The heaviest rain will arrive overnight after midnight.

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Friday Rain Timeline —> simulation slider

Heavy rain will fall between midnight and sunrise, with another round in the afternoon. This may shift to Delmarva, while showers linger over central Maryland and PA.

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Rainfall Potential


Storm Animation


Rainfall Records


2018 Record Top Rain:

This year we have had many very wet days. Here is the brief breakdown

Events over 1″ = 10

Events over 2″ = 7

Events over 3″ = 3 (Sep 7-9);  (Sep 17-18); (Sep 23-28)

Events over 4″ = 2  (July 16-17); (July 24)

Events over 5″ = 2 (May 12 – 19); (July 21-22)

Rainy Calendar


Snow Day Kit

Our ritual the night before a storm is finally in one kit. Maybe if more Maryland kids had this, the storm would reach us 🙂

  • This includes a very soft raglan Tee printed inside out with #FITF AND the check list,  #FITF spoon for under your pillow, ice cube tray with snowflake shapes, chalk, a #FITF wrist-band, a mini SnowStix, and a bag to carry it all in.
  • New Orders are likely to be delivered after the holiday.
  • This will also help us give a free Snow Day Kit to each of the Just In Power Kids.



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Related Links:

Winter Outlook

My Winter Outlook 2018-19: Multiple Nor’Easters and more snow

Interactive Snow Report

November 15 Snow Reports- Interactive Map Compared To My Forecast

Winter Snow And Top 5 Wet Years 

Snowfall Seasons at Beginning and End of Top 5 Wet Years In Baltimore


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Will A Wet Summer Bring A Snowy Winter?


Winter Weather Folklore

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

Winter Outlook From Two Different Farmers Almanacs

Maryland Winters: Snowfall Maps and Baltimore Snow History 




Snowstix- We Need You To Measure Snow Too

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