Monday December 24 2018

Overnight a band of light rain passed through our region, but just to our north it mixed over with snow. There is still snow on this Christmas Eve across eastern Pennsylvania, New York (just north of NYC), and southern New England. Some of these areas will get between a dusting and 2 inches of snow, which could impact travel a little.


Much of the week ahead should bring us a quiet weather pattern. That is until the old pattern resurfaces, a storm on Friday. We will close the week out stormy, but warm and wet. It’s the storm the follows just before New Year’s Eve that could being us a chance of snow. If the latest model plot works out, it might arrive with some wintry weather for the Ravens last game of the regular season.


Local Weather Stats For December 24 in Baltimore

The Winter Solstice today!

Average High:  43ºF

Record High: 71ºF in 2015

Average  Low: 26ºF

Record Low:  4ºF in 1983

                         *Record Snow:  8.4″ in 1966

Sunrise: 7:23 AM

Sunset 4:48 PM 

*Daylight = 0:08 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 44ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Satellite Loop


Morning Temperatures 


Afternoon Temperatures

Looking Ahead…

Dry Week (until Friday)


Next Rain Friday

Here we go again… The next storm appears to be yet another Friday with rain. This will also keep us on the warm side of things when it arrives, only to be followed by colder air when it moves away over the weekend.


Snow/Ice Mix? December 30 to 31

I do not like to show model plots a week away, but this is holiday mode and I would like to at least show a display for trends.

I am NOT locked in on these dates…. But for much of the past week, there has been an indication that a storm will try to develop with cold air and wintry precipitation for our region around New Years. At this point I would still keep the window between Dec 30 and Jan 2 for ‘something’ to impact us.


Temperature Outlook


What will happen in Jan 2019?

While I see a pattern change for the next month and new year, jut two weeks away is too far in time to have widespread agreement.  Compare these three models below and you will see the North Atlantic Oscillation.

*The index of negative numbers relates to colder and more stormy weather for us. A positive index would be warmer.





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


Related Winter Outlooks

Tropical Hints At Winter Snow

Solar Cycle: When Sun Spots Are Low We Get More Snow

El Nino Modoki May Enhance Snow Chances

Sweet Spot: Hitting 70ºF on Halloween is followed by more winter snow

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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