Tuesday March 5 2019
Is March the new winter? In 2014, we set the coldest March temperature on record in Baltimore with s low of 4ºF on March 4. That was the year The Polar Vortex became a household name. The last three years we have had our largest winter storms of the season. On this date in 2015 we set the daily snowfall record in Baltimore with 6.2″. These events brought between 1 and 2 feet of snow to the northern counties.
This morning we start in the teens and twenties. I have seen a few reports of single digits in York County, even though not showing on this map. It will be colder tomorrow.
Here we are in a bitterly cold air mass that will last all week. Not many records expected, it it will feel like it. This will improv e by Friday as a weak system will mark the shift in upper level winds. There is a chance for snow, but timing in March makes a big deal and I don’t think it will be a travel issue. However it will be followed by a lot of rain to close out the weekend. As my mother would say, pick your poison.
Local Weather Stats For March 5, 2019 in Baltimore
Average High: 50ºF
Record High: 83ºF in 1976
Average Low: 30ºF
Record Low: 10ºF in 1873
*Record Snow: = 6.2″ in 2015
Sunrise: 6:33 AM
Sunset 6:02 PM
*Daylight = 2:33 longer than yesterday
*Bay Water Temperature = 39ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House
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Colder By Wednesday Morning
The chance of snow Friday will be light, but also the timing likely to limit any impact on roads. If you want snow, you would want this to speed up and arrive before sunrise. Then a larger rain storm will soak us on Sunday.
Closer Look at Friday:
The GFS Model has the chance for some snow in the mountains early… but when it spreads into metro areas during the day.. it will compete with warming temperatures and stronger sun angle.
The European Model is slower…
This brings the snow in later in the day… which allows the cold air to retreat even more.
Either solution does not portray much of a snow impact. But it will be watched all week. Then we can shift our focus on the thaw.
After multiple nights in the deep freeze, the warming over the weekend will come with the rain… and peak Sunday or Monday. Then followed by cooling, but not nearly as cold.
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