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By: cws6196, 4:40 AM GMT on March 26, 2010
Yup, it's back, that "S" word is back in the forecast for Friday. Yes, the end of March and I am saying snow. But don't worry, it will not accumulate, and more then likely it will be wet snow mixed in with rain. What is happening is a Low will be to the South of us, and as it spins counterclockwise will draw down the colder air to our North. That air is borderline cold enough to produce snow.
Timing: in the morning hours we could hear some rumbles of thunder in the area, but as the morning heads toward 10:00 or so, the temps will drop and the snow could begin. This is primarily for those North of Baltimore and along the Bay. Those to the South will have all rain. Again, no accumulation.
By: cws6196, 4:10 PM GMT on March 20, 2010
Happy Spring!! Did you ever think Spring would get here? Just think, this time last month we were dealing with 50 inches of snow. The snow is over for us and the temps will continue to edge upward. Although, the temps we have been feeling are well above normal, and next week we will return to normal temps with the passage of a cold front Monday.
This Monday into Tuesday we could see some thunderstorms, but I don't see these as well organized nor dangerous. Could be some downdrafting winds, but nothing I would worry about.
As Spring has sprung, so too the potential for severe weather for our area. Now is the time for thunderstorms, strong winds and tornadoes. I will keep you all posted as to severe weather. Even though my posts will be less frequent, I am constantly monitoring the weather. The Weather Phone is still active; feel free to leave me messages with weather questions or concerns you have as you look at a possible stormy sky.
Enjoy Spring and enjoy this weekend's weather!
By: cws6196, 5:52 AM GMT on March 09, 2010
Yup, I'm calling it quits ... on Winter. Given the temp trending, angle of the sun, warming of the ground, I just don't see us having any more snow until next year. The fun has ended. For the moment that is ... I am now transitioning my weather discussions and alerts away from snow storms, to thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes. There is always something to discuss and prepare for.
Speaking of, late Wednesday evening into this weekend we can expect to see a good amount of rainfall, upwards of 3 inches or so within a 48 hour window. That is a lot of rain, and thankfully the snow is gone. A Low is moving across the country while a High sits in the NE. The rotations of both of those systems will bring in the ocean moisture (a month ago I would be speaking of 30 plus inches of snow from this). I would not be surprised to see the NWS issue flood related advisories, etc. If you live in low lying areas or near streams, rivers, please keep an eye out for what is happening. I am also seeing the potential for our first thunderstorm on Thursday, but will know more about that later.
As a reminder to those who requent this list, and for those who are new: now that the Winter season is over and the snow threat behind us, my posts will be fewer. I do not send out posts for every rainfall we will see, only for flooding threats, thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical systems impacting our area.
The Weather Phone (443-470-9804) will be updated as necessary, so if you see darkening skies, feel free to call the Weather Phone to see if any watches/warnings have been issued. If nothing is stated on the phone, feel free to leave me a message asking about your area. I will update your area as best I can.
Enjoy the coming of Spring, but be safe in the storms which accompany the season.
By: cws6196, 5:32 AM GMT on March 04, 2010
So, yesterday's storm really did not produce anything around here, as I forecast. March is a tough month as the sun's angle and warming temps make it more difficult for snow, but arctic air remains just to the North and can be brought back into the area as needed.
So, are we done with Winter? For the most part, yes, I do believe that we are. But, I also believe there is a shot at a bit more of the white stuff before it is all over for good. You heard it here first, but I am tracking the potential for wintry weather around the 17th of March. Of course I will keep you posted.