Wednesday December 19 2018
Today is the anniversary of our largest December snowfall. It was back in 2009 in a storm that included thundersnow and blizzard conditions in Baltimore. That was the start of our epic winter with three blizzards and 77 inches of snow. Now we are staring at the 70 inch mark for rain.
It is cold this morning with thick frost and no snow rain expected today. The next storm will arrive with rain by Thursday afternoon and turn heavy into Friday morning. This will bring up to 2 inches of rain and prompted a Flood Watch for our entire region. This storm will gradually pump in very warm air, possibly taking up from the upper 30s Thursday afternoon to the 60s Friday morning. Then it gets interesting leading into Christmas.
Local Weather Stats For December 19 in Baltimore
Average High: 44ºF
Record High: 66ºF in 1931
Average Low: 27ºF
Record Low: 6ºF in 1989
*Record Snow: 17.0″ in 2009
Sunrise: 7:21 AM
Sunset 4:45 PM
*Daylight = 0:11 shorter than yesterday
*Bay Water Temperature = 42ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House
Bullet Point Weather
- Wednesday = Cold morning; Dry afternoon.
- Thursday = Showers arrive mid day; Heavy rain at night
- Friday = Morning rain, afternoon showers. Warm air surges ‘near’ 60ºF
- Saturday Windy and cooler
Possible Christmas Snow? It depends on which model is correct, but now that it is less than 1 week away, we can track it…
Let’s skip ahead to Thursday
Rain Timeline Thursday—> slider
Afternoon Temperatures: Chilly
Friday Morning Temperatures: Warm
Still Wet Friday
Reminder of Our Rain Potential
Reaching 70 Inches Of Rain This Year
There is a good chance even if we end up on the lower end of rainfall, that Baltimore will reach 70 inches in this epic record year.
Skipping Ahead To Christmas
Temperatues will trend back to seasonably cold levels for the holiday. But there is a split on the modeling as to where there will be a storm around or not. I can not jump on this notion with only one model, but it has heavy weight since it is the respected European Model. Compare Christmas night between the ECMWF Model and the American FV3-GFS Model showing nothing. Hmmmm…
I am just throwing it out there at this point… Besides, it will be fun to follow for a few days. Don’t change your plans… yet.
A very different view on the American Model
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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