January 3 2019

A large plume of moisture across the southern US has reached into southern Maryland. But it ids a dry start around the big cities. Temperatures are mild for the morning, but a gusty wind will hold them in the 40s today.  Next up will be yet another rain event to start a weekend. Rain will arrive Friday evening and stay with us most of Saturday. This will be  followed by mild weather for the Ravens home playoff game on Sunday.

Local Weather Roundup




Where is the cold air you ask? Not here! It still looks like we will have to wait for the second half of January for real winter to return. The clock is ticking, but I do not want to show long range models as they have proven to be unreliable. For now, mark the calendar around the 15th for the adjustment.


Local Weather Stats For January 3, 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 68ºF in 2000

Average  Low: 25ºF

Record Low:  0ºF in 1879

                         *Record Snow:  1.6″ in 1988

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:55 PM 

*Daylight = 0:48 longer than yesterday 

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


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I’d like to welcome Buchanan Kia of Westminster: Now a supporter of Just In Power Kids and Maryland Trek 6 in August 2019


Morning Set Up: Satellite Loop



Regional Radar



Rain stays south, but it will be breezy. High Temperatures…


Next Storm Arrives Friday Evening


Saturday Morning Storm Plot

It will be wet most of Saturday…


Storm Animation


Rain Forecast


Ravens Game Forecast Temps

Sunday will be sunny and dry….


Temperature Outlook

Remaining mild through then next rain storm and the weekend. The colder air will not appear until mid month…


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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