Friday January 4 2019

It is Friday and that means rain, even in the new year. Many of us start with frost, and the day will remain cloudy. But this new storm will bring the wet weather tonight and Saturday. There is plenty of moisture flowing north again, but no really cold air around to team up with. The outlook has us drying out with sunshine for the Ravens playoff game in Baltimore on Sunday.


Next week gets a little more interesting. However a Tuesday storm could arrive with some ice on the north side before a brief warm up then followed by colder air.

Local Weather Stats For January 4, 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 70ºF in 2000

Average  Low: 25ºF

Record Low:  4ºF in 1918

                         *Record Snow:  1.8″ in 1980

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:56 PM 

*Daylight = 0:50 longer than yesterday 

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


New Partner

I’d like to welcome Buchanan Kia of Westminster: Now a supporter of Just In Power Kids and Maryland Trek 6 in August 2019. Soon we will be showing you why we developed this relationship with a local business that my wife and I sincerely trust.


Afternoon Highs


Morning Set Up: Tracking The Storm






Rain Arrives Tonight

The first push of wet weather into central Maryland will be between 10 PM and Midnight


Storm Animation

  • Friday Night: Rain
  • Saturday: Showers, second band of heavy rain in the afternoon
  • Sunday: Dry with sun to partly cloudy sky
  • Monday night/Tuesday morning. Next storm may bring icy mix north near PA line


Rainfall Potential


Ravens Sunday Game Temperature


Next Tuesday will bring the next storm. This may start with a band of icy mix to our north before pumping in warmer air with rain. Then a cool down when the storm departs.


Temperature Outlook 

Mid 40s through the weekend.

Next week: The warm up on Tuesday will be AFTER the chance of morning ice on the north end… THEN followed by cooler air.


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.



FITF and SnowStix Stores are now OPEN


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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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