Frigid, then snow
The mercury sank to 11 degrees at BWI this morning, and the forecast for the overnight low tonight is a mere 7 degrees. And if that's not wintry enough for you, the folks out at Sterling are saying that there's an Alberta Clipper headed our way overnight Tuesday into Wednesday that could drop an inch or two of snow on the roads by rush hour Wednesday morning. Or maybe more if we get lucky. Here's a snippet from this morning's discussion at Sterling:
"WILL HAVE TO MONITOR THIS
SYSTEM CLOSELY AS PREDICTING SNOW AMOUNTS WITH CLIPPER SYSTEMS CAN
SOMETIMES BE VERY CHALLENGING. ALTHOUGH AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ON THE
LIGHT SIDE IT COULD CAUSE BIG IMPACTS ON HIGHWAYS AS TEMPERATURES
WILL BE VERY COLD (ONLY ABOUT 20F) AND SNOW WILL BE JUST IN TIME FOR
THE WED MORNING RUSH HOUR."
Are we having fun yet?
This morning's low of 11 degrees, as bracing as it was, wasn't close to the record of minus-1 degree F. for the date, set in 1996. Tomorrow's record is plus-1 degree, set in 1895. We won't touch that one either at BWI. Anybody get colder readings than BWI? It was 11 on the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville, and 10 on the car thermometer.