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
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.
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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