Sunday January 5 2020

Even within a warm pattern, we can get snow. This is not just for the mountains or inland suburbs, but there is a chance for some wet snow on Tuesday. The system I have been showing you continues to shift east on the computer guidance. So at least that part of my model error in winter outlook is proving true and there will be more. The snow is likely to be more ambience than impact, but it’s something for snow lovers. FITF! See more below.

Sunday Weather

This morning we have colder winds behind the latest cold front, and there will fresh snow for the ski areas of western Maryland, West Virginia, and western PA.  The snow burst has led to a large vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike this morning. I-76 has a highway detour near Seven Springs between Donegal and New Stanton according to PennDOT’s 511PA.


Morning Temperatures


Sunday January 5, 2020 in Baltimore

Average High:  42ºF

Record High: 67ºF in 1997

Average  Low: 25ºF

Record Low:  1ºF in 1877

                      *Record Snow 1.8″ in 1980

Sunrise: 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:57 PM  

*Daylight = 0:52 longer than yesterday 

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

*We have almost caught back to balance out the excessive warmth*

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Sunday Afternoon


Monday Morning

There will be some more snow in the mountains, with flurries as close as southern PA.



Monday Afternoon



This is the same model that showed the Low Pressure near Pittsburgh just two days ago. Now the track has shifted southeast off of the coast, which brings in the snow chance into Baltimore and Washington.  This will be the first snow chance in a few weeks and might be the last for another 10 days. So let’s not get ahead of ourselves… This should be more ambience than impact locally.


The GFS Model is now agreeing with the snow track (somewhat). This will be daytime event and temps on the ground are too warm for stickage in most local metro areas. It will be more impactful in New England.


Temps don’t support stickage except for the inland suburbs.


Looking Ahead

The cold air in this pattern only brings us close to ‘normal’. We will have another warm weekend ahead. But the long rang global pattern will change. I will have more on that in my next report.



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Winter Outlook Series:

My Call For Snowfall Winter 2019-2020





Snowy Winters Following A Hot and Dry September


NOAA Winter Outlook Leaves Room For More Snow With Mild ‘Seasonal Average’ Temperatures

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See the maps for when we normally expect the first frost in this link.

Baltimore Weather At BWI May Not Be As Hot As Reported

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