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January 17, 2009

Two degrees at BWI

The coldest morning in years.  BWI was reporting 2 degrees this morning. It's not a record. It was minus-7 degrees on this date in 1982 - equaling the coldest reading on record for Baltimore on any date. But it was a remarkable low - the lowest in many years.

Here (as soon as Sterling gets around to updating it) will be a low-temperature map of the region. We can say that BWI saw a low of 2 degrees. National Airport was 9 degrees. Dulles Airport touched 1 degree (as did the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville). Charlottesville, Va. reported minus-1 degree.

Here's the forecast. And here's this morning's weather discussion from Sterling.

I will be on the go today. Will try to post your comments ASAP. Bundle up!

Posted by Frank Roylance at 8:02 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: By the numbers
        

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I've got a photo of my infrared thermometer showing -9.5. I live in cockeysville.

It's all the fault of global WARMING, of course........

Low of 6.8° in Potomac.

Weather Underground is reporting a 30% chance of snowshowers / rain tonight. What's your take?

FR: Sorry to take so long. Been in NYC, where we awoke to snow this morning = less than an inch, but it made Central Park quite beautiful. I don't see much chance for recognizable snow tonight. There were some flurries to our north as we drove down I-95. But our best shot for a dusting looks like late tomorrow as another small disturbance rolls across the area from the west. Temps wil be colder, too. But they don't see more than an inch. Of course, an inch would more than double our snow for the season to date. Here's more from today's discussion:

"SNOW TOTALS FOR THE DAY...FROM LATE MRNG THRU LATE EVNG MONDAY
EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN AN INCH AREAWIDE /DC METRO AND POINTS SWD/.
THIS BASED OF THE LIGHT MODEL QPFS (moisture) AND GENERAL UNCERTAINTY IN AND
DISCONTINUITY W/ THIS NEW SOLUTION...BUT CERTAINLY ONE THAT WILL BE
MONITORED CLOSELY. NO ADZY (advisory) FOR THE METRO AREAS AS OF THIS FORECAST
PACKAGE...BUT STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES"

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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