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Toledo, Ohio to Baltimore, Maryland

It’s interesting to think, but because of layovers and proximities to airports, it would take only 4 hours longer to drive from Toledo to Baltimore than fly, and that doesn’t even account for the wait at the airport. Yes, the drive is going to be just short of 8 hours, covering 488 miles at a pace of 62.8mph, which isn’t terribly fast, but accounts for sluggish traffic, especially¬†in and around the Nation’s Capitol.



Hurricane Maria, if you haven’t forgotten about her, continues to linger just off the east coast, and will be moving towards the Outer Banks as a Category 2 storm. Still strong, but not the monster that has devastated Puerto Rico,and she is expected to turn away from the coast before really doing any damage inland, though surf will be up on the beaches. For our route, though? From northwest Ohio to Baltimore? Nothing. Maria will help a very strong ridge in the east scour the atmosphere, and will allow us to drive through the Appalachians, perhaps without seeing a single cloud until we get to the Charm City.

Holiday in the Harbor

Temperatures remained warmer than anyone really anticipated in Baltimore, save for the morning low on Monday. This was indicative of clearer skies than anyone had projected, but the rain did come. There was .08 inches of it on Tuesday, but there was nearly a quarter inch on Monday. The smothering clouds kept temperatures in the 40s all day yesterday, which was a bit warmer at the low end than anyone expected. Accuweather ended up with the best forecast thanks to perfect high temperature numbers, despite reaching the same failures on low temperatures forecast as everyone else.
Actuals: Monday – .22 inches of rain, High 40, Low 23
Tuesday – .08 inches of rain, High 49, Low 40

Grade: B

Baltimore, Maryland

There is an interesting week coming for the east coast. How early will the nasty weather arrive in Baltimore?

At 554PM, ET, Baltimore was reporting a temperature of 35 degrees with clear skies. There was a weak wave off the coast of New England producing some clouds, and a developing system off the Carolina coast that promised to enhance overnight and bring some thunderstorms to Florida and Georgia tonight. Baltimore was safely between the two systems with no threat of shower activity in the short term. As the low off the Carolinas develops, however, there will likely be a few showers tomorrow morning.
A deep trough developing over the center of the country will generate an overriding onshore flow in the mid-Atlantic that will cause moisture to languish in the mid Atlantic through the day tomorrow. The trough will feature a dissipating surface low over the Great Lakes, which will be responsible for keeping Baltimore cloudy on Tuesday as well as Monday. The shower activity will begin to diminish late on Tuesday as the base of the upper level trough taps into the Gulf of Mexico. A strong surface system, the well advertised “Santabomb” will initially draw moisture away from Baltimore and give the area a break on Tuesday night.
Tomorrow – Scattered showers, heavier in the evening High 38, Low 28
Tuesday – Rain earlier and warmer, High 49, Low 33

TWC: Tomorrow – PM Showers, High 40, Low 31
Tuesday – Cloudy 48, Low 38

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy with occasional rain followed by a steadier rain High 40, Low 27
Tuesday – Mainly cloudy and milder with areas of drizzle High 49, Low 35

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, High 37, Low 30
Tuesday – A chance of rain. Cloudy, High 47, Low 37

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny in the morning…then becoming cloudy High 35, Low 30
Tuesday – Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. High 45, Low 35

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Areas of Rain High 37, Low 34
Tuesday – Cloudy with Chance of Light Rain High 48, Low 36

The high on Monday may well come at midnight as the flow switches to come strongly from the south. I doubt it. But it could.

It comes down to the low

I mentioned how unusual the spread in everyone’s forecasts was in Baltimore, particularly as it regarded the low on Friday morning. Models were hinting at a low in the upper 40s, but the Weather Service, Weather Channel and Weatherbug all went near or over 60. It paid off for Victoria-Weather and the forecast champion Accuweather as the low yesterday morning was 50.
Actuals: Thursday – High 88, Low 64
Friday – High 81, Low 50

Grade: C

Baltimore, Maryland

Off to Baltimore today, which is in the throes of a minor thunderstorm outbreak. Certainly nothing like what happened in Springfield, Massachusetts today.

At 654PM, ET, Baltimore was reporting a temperature of 91 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. There is a a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Maryland, with strong storms near Andrews Air Force Base, though they will be heading towards Annapolis and will remain south of Baltimore.
A old front that moved through the Upper Midwest two days ago and the Great Lakes yesterday is moving through today. The boundary remains in western Pennsylvania, and until it finds it’s way through, it appears there will be a threat for another storm. After the front does move through, a weak but sharp ridge will build in, keeping Baltimore cooler but dry.
Tomorrow – Morning fog, then sunny, High 85, Low 61
Friday – Mostly sunny, High 78, Low 54

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny skies. High 86, Low 66
Friday – Partly cloudy. High 82, Low 62

AW: Tomorrow – Sunny; breezy, less humid and cooler High 83, Low 61
Friday – Partly sunny and nice High 80, Low 52

NWS: Tomorow – Sunny High 84, Low 66
Friday – Mostly sunny High 81, Low 59

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 84, Low 66
Friday – Mostly sunny. High 81, Low 59

Interesting. Accuweather and Victoria-Weather are more in line with the models (cool on Friday morning) while Weatherbug, the Weather Service and and The Weather Channel used their own special sauce. Radar shows that strong storm south of Baltimore.