Monday, February 23, 2004

2/23 EVENING UPDATE: ...AND THE FRUIT CUP SAYS...:

(projections revised at 9 AM Tuesday)

Sorry for the delay, had family business to do, including cleaning up from dinner. We did get the baby TO SLEEP at 7:30 PM! Yeehaw!

Anyway, back to the forecast. The Dundalk High Science Department Official Fruit Cup Study results say:
Baltimore County teachers are in on time for a full day tomorrow.

REVISED HOURLY PRECIP ESTIMATES FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS (revisions at 9 AM Tuesday)

Tuesday - BALTIMORE CITY ON SOUTH

10 AM - a few sprinkles to some dirzzle
12 PM - light rain mixed with flurries
2 PM - drizzle tapering to flurries
4 PM - lingering flurries
6 PM - partial clearing and windy
8 PM - Temsps begin dropping to just below freezing.

Tuesday - BALTIMORE CITY ON NORTH (Owings Mills, Towson, Perry Hall to PA border)

10 AM - light snow and rain mixed.
12 PM - light snow and rain, accumulating up to an inch on grassy areas, sidewalks, secondary roads
2 PM - precip changes back to all snow
4 PM - periods of light snow
6 PM - light snow continues
8 PM - light snow tapers to flurries
10 PM - flurries linger into the overnight hours. Temps drop to just around 30 outside the city to 25 in the "Zone" (Hereford, that is).

PHILADELPHIA AREA

2 AM - Light snow begins and will linger into the morning rush. 1-2" in western suburbs on grassy areas, less than 1" in the city. By 10 AM snow will be tapering to flurries from northwest to southeast. Snow will linger longer in southern areas due to interaction with southern stream moisture.

CENTRAL PA

All y'all are the lucky ones as you'll see a general 2-4" swath of snow from Indiana, PA to Huntingdon, and then lesser amounts as the snow is squeezed out traveling over the mountains.

WHAT ABOUT SCHOOL?

With the MSA's bearing down on MD districts, I'm going to lean on the side of politics this time and say:

Tuesday: All Baltimore Metro schools will be open on time, with the exception of Frederick and Carroll County, which may have a 1-hour delay.

Wednesday: Despite the MSA's, there will be considerable ISA (ice stuck around) out there so it is possible some Baltimore metro area schools will have a 2 hour delay... including, Harford, and Cecil County. Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel Counties are far enough south and have enough rain to prevent a delay.

AND THE WEEKEND... ARE THE RUMORS TRUE?

The high pressure suppressing the southern system will settle into our area starting Wednesday, and slowly moderate as we head into the weekend. So a nice string of sunshiny, blue skies on tap from Thursday until Sunday. Temps on Sunday will probably crack 60 in downtown Baltimore, upper 50's in Philly, low 50's in Central PA.

BUT I CAUTION YOU WE ARE STILL ON A CROACUS WATCH... WINTER AIN'T DONE YET.

No comments: