Saturday January 12 2019

If you saw my post lat night on Facebook or Twitter, then you know I thought I might be upping the snow totals. That was due to a stronger, larger storm appears to take that track a little farther north. So here we are before the arrival of the storm and there is a lot of information to share. However, I want to keep the text down to a minimum. There are plenty of maps below to browse, but let’s start with the official NWS Alerts.

Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory


The Winter Storm Warning now includes metro Washington for eastern Montgomery and PG Counties into Southern Maryland and now the lower Eastern Shore.

The Winter Weather Advisory now reaches Lancaster in PA and the rest of Delmarva into southern New Jersey.


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Morning Storm Map

Snow Timeline Notes:

I posted this yesterday and not much has changed

Saturday Afternoon:

Flurries or light snow. The onset between 2 and 4 PM west of the cities depends on how dry the air is. I see snow creeping in on radar, but it could be virga. Steady snow may pick up quickly.

Saturday Evening:

  • Snowing in most areas around and after sunset. Maybe a few hours later in Southern PA.
  • Travel will be impacted and I expect many events will cancel. Snow will get heavier late evening and overnight.

Sunday Morning:

  • *Moderate to heavy snow may linger in the morning.
  • Most accumulation by noon.
  • Some snow may last into the afternoon.

Sunday Night/Monday Morning

The only issue I see on roads will be late cleanup (some areas limit crews for cut down on overtime) and refreezing at night.



Snow Day Kit

NEW: Individual Items Are Now Available A La Carte.

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.
  • This will also help us give a free Snow Day Kit to each of the Just In Power Kids.



Local Weather Stats For January 12, 2019 in Baltimore

Average High:  41ºF

Record High: 70ºF in 2017

Average  Low: 24ºF

Record Low:  1ºF in 1981

                         *Record Snow:  6.0″ in 1996

Sunrise: 7:25 AM

Sunset 5:04 PM 

*Daylight = 1:15 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 40ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


Morning Temperatures 

The ground has sufficiently cooled and temps will remain cold all day. Most area will support stickage when the snow begins.

Snow Timeline

Note: This product often shows ‘green’ on the leading edge of winter events, but that might be flurries. The main snow will begin mid afternoon.

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My Updated Call For Snowfall

A:  4 to 8 inches

B: 3 to 6 inches (Rt 50 including Annapolis on the edge of this range)

C: 2 to 4 inches (Many in central MD will be on the upper end of this range)

D: Up to 2 inches



What The National Weather Service Offices Are Saying

This is the reason for the warning or advisory in your area. This slider may help show why our region does not always get warnings or advisories at the same time. Our region is solid among 4 different NWS Offices. Here is a look at

  • Baltimore/Washington
  • State College PA
  • Wakefield VA
  • Philadelphia

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What The Models Are Saying






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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