Wednesday January 20 2021

A series of cold impulses is underway, and they have brought a few flurries and snow showers early this morning. A burst of snow is still possible, with this cluster dropping out of PA and across Hagerstown at 7 AM.  This could drop a quick coating in parts of Frederick and Carroll Counties. We will watch this into Mt. Airy and perhaps parts of Montgomery and Howard Counties and near Washington DC between 8 AM and 9 AM.  Then clearing and just chilly for the rest of the day.

Doppler Radar Snow Snapshot

January 20 weather snow Wednesday dooppler radar

The next surge of colder air will arrive by Friday and sustain itself for a week, just in time for the next winter weather system. The timing appears to be Monday to Tuesday, as we will take a look at it below.


Morning Surface Weather

January 20 weather Wednesday morning




The Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC is at noon today. It should be dry, and there will be cold winds.  Here’s a snapshot and look at the wide range of weather across inauguration history.


January 20 weather Inauguration temperatures


The wind chill will feel about 10 degrees colder.

January 20 weather Inauguration wind chill


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Extremes from warmth, cold, and the swearing in days with snow in Washington DC.

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Forecast Snapshot: Central Maryland


January 20 weather forecast central Maryland



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January 20 weather Thursday temperatures morning



January 20 weather Thursday temperatures afternoon



Looking Ahead: Winter Event Early Next Week

It is too early to get too excited and call this a storm.  While it is looking better, we still have a 5 to 6 day time frame and a diversion of model plots.

I will explore more in my next report, but here is the quick version:

If you want snow, root on the European and Canadian Models.  If you want a smaller system passing south, root on the GFS.


European ECMWF Model:

This solution shows snow beginning on Monday, with a snow/mix then evolving into a colder system for the region.

January 20 weather winter storm next Tuesday ECMWF



GFS Model

This solution is smaller and farther south.

January 20 weather winter storm next Tuesday GFS



Temperature Outlook 

January 20 weather temperature outlook





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