Wednesday, March 16 Warm afternoon, then rain this evening and tomorrow
Wednesday March 16th
With the end of winter, we shift our focus to everyday outdoor activities. As a parent of two children in sports, I understand the importance of tracking rain and wet fields. That will be a topic for the next two days.
73ºF was reached in Baltimote yesterday which helped dry out the wet soil but a fresh round of rain will arrive tonight through tomorrow. The good news is that “most” of our days are in the 60’s and 70’s and will be dry for the next week.
- Today back to the lower 70s
- The rain will start late tonight
- Tomorrow: Rain/more near Baltimore, South and East
- The next chance of rain is on Saturday
Set up tomorrow
The next southerly storm (that’s where our snow from last weekend came from) will give us increasing clouds today. So look out for milky white skies and fading sunshine this afternoon. But we should get warm again.
The rain will arrive tonight and most of tomorrow.
Seasonal Snow: 14.4″
Normal low in Baltimore: 33ºF
Record 14º F in 1911
Normal high in Baltimore: 54ºF
Record 85ºF 1945
Rain starts after 9pm tonight, then we focus on the showers and steady rain during the day.
The track shows less rain northwest of Baltimore, more around the city and to the south/east.
Rain is pounding until Saturday
After tomorrow’s rain event we are waiting for the push of the next system on Saturday. This will come with warmer air. There will be no washout and it’s hard to call it a ‘wet’ day, but the chance of showers is around 60% and it may last a few hours in the afternoon.
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Winter Outlook Series:
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Review of Last Winter: My Old Outlook and Your Grades of My Storm Forecasts
Winter Weather Page – Lots of resources
Increasing sunspots in the solar cycle indicate more snow
Comparison of 4 different Farmer’s Almanacs: Majority colder winter outlook than NOAA
NOAA Winter Outlook – but read the fine print
Signals for an early start of winter in November
Winter Outlook Series: La Nina Double Dip
Nor’easter can provide a clue to the winter La Nina pattern
Winter Folklore Checklist
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