BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore is having the wettest year on record, beating a 15-year-old record.
Meteorologist Tim Williams and WJZ’s Bob Turk said Thursday’s storm took the total for the year to 63.18 inches at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The previous record was set in 2003 with 62.66 inches.
With several more weeks until the end of the year, Williams thinks we could add a few more inches to the total by year’s end.
This month’s weather has been unusual by far, our normal highs for the month start at 62-degrees and drop to 51 by the end of the month.
Our normal low temperature starts at 40-degrees on November 1 and drops to 32 on November 30.
Our record high for any day in November is 86-degrees, set on November 1, 1950. Our record low fr any November day was 12-degrees set on November 30, 1929.
When we look at snow records, the snowiest year was way back in 1898 with 9.7″ recorded. Our normal November snowfall is only .4″.
On November 15, we had 1.7″ at BWI which was a daily record.
The biggest one-day snowfall for November was set in 1967 with8.4″. We have had snowfall, historically, every day in November!
In the past 20 years we have only had four times where we received more than a trace for the entire month.
Our snowfall on November 15 was the first snow since the spring snowfall of March 21, 2018, which was the biggest snowfall of the winter.
In addition, this month produced two verified tornados in Maryland, one near Mt. Airy and one in eastern Baltimore County.
These tornados were associated with a strong cold front that pushed out very warm, humid air, especially for early November.