Friday April 17 2020

We got the freezing temperatures as expected. In fact even Ocean City’s airport reported a temperature down to 30ºF. That is a rare accomplishment this late in April. Widespread readings on area thermometers this morning were in the mid 20s to lower 30s. We will get a quick bounce, but not much this afternoon, with clouds and rain on the way.

Wait until you see the snow forecast to our north….

Morning Freeze: Temperatures


Closer Look

Thew coldest reading was 25ºF in Taneytown MD and west of York PA at that local airport.


Snow Across Lower Lakes And Northeast

A large area of 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected between Chicago, Cleveland, Northern Pennsylvania, and central New England.  I wanted to show this first to illustrate the cold impact on our pattern. But this same storm will bring us rain.


Morning Surface Weather/Collection Lab

Here is our morning surface map. Click on the image to also see the daily Weather Collection Lab for:

  • Observations from yesterday
  • Climate data today
  • Sun times and moon phase


Forecast Today


Rain Simulation —> slider

Some rain ‘showers’ this afternoon, but they will be spotty. The steady rain and snow will remain well to our north, and back into the mountains.  We will get steady rain overnight.

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Looking Ahead: Rain/Snow Outlook Through Next Friday
The Monday storm may push offshore. The next main event appears to be steady rain next Friday
Temperature Outlook

A few more cold mornings may bring frost or freeze conditions inland on Sunday and Wednesday.



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Water Spout OR Scud Cloud on videos and photos near Middle River Maryland

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