The flurries today have come and gone, but the winds and cold continue. We are going to the 20s overnight and then only 30s again tomorrow afternoon.
The cold really settled in Sunday. We only topped out at 32 degrees with the wind chill hanging in the teens most of the afternoon. The gusty winds are going to continue Sunday night. So while temperatures drop to the teens, the wind chill will be in the single digits.
After a cold start with temperatures in the teens (18 degrees at BWI-Marshall), we topped out at 43 degrees this afternoon.
What a storm! The blizzard that pounded New England, dropped up to 40″ of snow in Connecticut, topped out with wind gusts over 80 mph along the Cape and had a central pressure drop to 973.5 mb.
There’s a big storm on the way – but not for us. Before we get to that storm, let’s talk about our current weather.
We are locked in this weather pattern for a few more days. Light snow and flurries will continue to move through overnight, all ahead of a new Clipper.
We have settled into a weather pattern that will keep cold air carved over the Northeast, while ushering a few different Clipper storms through the Mid-Atlantic.
We have everything from a big warmup to another cool down to ice, thunderstorms, rain, and snow on the agenda this week. First up is the chance for ice.
We are running about 6 degrees above average overall, which is substantial, and 15 of our 20 days have been above average. That is going to change with Monday’s cold front.
The New Year will start out with pretty uneventful weather. The southern front is going to clear us overnight, and the next couple of fronts will either pass off to our north or south.
The weather is going to calm down temporarily as we roll into 2013. Clouds have returned as a set of fronts approaches from the west.
Saturday’s kept intensifying as it moved through New England, translating into high winds for us. Gusts topped 50 mph in Frederick, Prince George’s, Washington and Baltimore Counties.