Saturday January 5 2019

Another wet start to the weekend but there is some good news here. The bulk of the rain already passed and what  we start the day with is more drizzle, mist, and fog rather than heavy rain. There will be some showers that will return and possibly some moderate rain at times, but it will be spotty.  The timeline slider below shows the bulk of the rain will be moving out of our region between 3 PM and 5 PM.


The second part of our weekend looks good. Dry weather for Sunday mens sunshine for the Ravens game. Temperatures will remain mild, but it will be breezy. The really cold air is still locked up to our north, but signs of our pattern flipping mid month are still very real.


Local Weather Stats For January 5, 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 69ºF in 1997

Average  Low: 25ºF

Record Low:  1ºF in 1877

                         *Record Snow:  2.8″ in 2003

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:57 PM 

*Daylight = 0:53 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.


Morning Set Up


Storm Loops

Water Vapor Satellite

Check out the swirl… The Upper Level Low is churning through Virginia and we have the moisture on the back end to deal with today.


Regional Radar

Here we can see more rain in the mountains on the back side of the Low. This is why rain is likely to pick back up during the day.


Radar Simulation Timeline —> slider

There will be mist and drizzle that does not show up on radar. But some moderate showers will pass through later this morning and early this afternoon.

This should clear out between 3 PM and 5 PM

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High Temperatures


Sunday Ravens Game High Temperatures


Storm Animation and Looking Ahead


Wintry Mix (North) Next Week

The next storm will be lead by a band of ice and some snow with the warm front. This is most likely to impact northern areas near and north of the PA. It appears to be light, but the timing in the evening and at night makes this worth watching.

Ironically this is the leading edge of warmer air, but a sharper cool down will follow the storm for the second half of next week.


Temperature Outlook 


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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