Wednesday January 2 2019

As we get back to the routine in this shortened work week, the main story will be the clouds. Temperatures will be seasonal, but we have a few storms to watch. This is not going to be good news for teachers and winter lovers, but perhaps if you have tickets to the Ravens home playoff game on Sunday. There is plenty of cold air, but it is still having trouble reaching the Mid Atlantic. That is the way it should remain for the next week or two, as I mentioned in my last outlook.

Morning Around The Nation

The old frontal boundary is still draped across the Southern US, but only throwing clouds our way. The next push of moisture is organizing rain and freezing rain in central Texas.

Light rain will get close to Baltimore overnight, but most of this round will be to the south.  The next push will be a stronger storm arriving Friday night and most of Saturday.


Satellite Loop


Where is the cold air?

Plenty of it across the western and northern US. The Mid Atlantic remains mild, at least for the rest of this week.


Local Weather Stats For January 2 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 71ºF in 1876

Average  Low: 25ºF

Record Low:  0ºF in 1968

                         *Record Snow:  7.9″ in 1925

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:54 PM 

*Daylight = 0:42 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 43ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Morning Temperatures 


Afternoon Temperatures


Rain Gets Close Tonight

This may get closer to Baltimore overnight, but most of this system will pass to our south.



Storm Animation: Thursday Through Sunday

The main rain event will be Saturday, then clearing out for the Ravens game.


Temperature Outlook

Remaining mild through then next rain storm and the weekend. The colder air will not appear to be noting other and seasonal next week. Overall, I there is not arctic blast expected in the next one to two weeks.


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.
  • The introduction special price will end tonight.
  • 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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