Monday March 18 2019
This morning I woke up and saw the radar split snow showers in two parts. One to the north in PA and the other across central Maryland. Neither appeared to be a travel issue. The snowfall is light and the temperatures are above freezing. The should be more showers form during the day, but just for ambience.
Spring is just a few days away, but here in late March we will continue to get the battle of late winter trying to push back every few days. I know the big questions is if we will get any more snow… While there is nothing to support that we will get more now, the active weather pattern will try to produce a few more storms that will keep us on our toes. But in between, we do see some pretty warm days as well.
Local Weather Stats For March 18, 2019 in Baltimore
Average High: 54ºF
Record High: 81ºF in 2011
Average Low: 34ºF
Record Low: 9ºF in 1892
*Record Snow: = 12.0 in 1892
Sunrise: 7:13 AM
Sunset 7:16 PM
*Daylight = 2:35 longer than yesterday
*Bay Water Temperature = 44ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House
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The GFS Model shows the most likely locations for the snow showers along Rt 50 from Washington to Annapolis and across the the Northern Eastern Shore.
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The next event will be Thursday and it looks like a coastal storm is trying to stay closer. This was on the modeling last week and then pushed out to sea. Now it is close enough that is work monitoring as the cold air to the west is trying to link up. I expect this scenario to change, so the snow potential is close enough to pay attention to.
If we get snow in March, it needs to begin at night for the best chance for stickage. So even the mention of it does not mean it will be a travel issue. First order is to track any developments… then if there is something of substance, the timing will be key. No worries for now.
This week we will have gradual warming until that storm forms. This weekend appears to be warmer, and we could jump back close to the 70ºF mark by the end of the weekend (models often underestimate the warming in spring). Then another push of colder air next week. Highs by Wednesday could struggle to reach the lower 40s again.
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