First of all, thanks to Meteorologist Meg McNamara for her blog mid-day. It provides insight into the somewhat complex issues we may see this afternoon, tonight, and tomorrow morning. will Answer a lot of questions.
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What I want to discuss with you today is what I call the March-like weather pattern. Recently on the broadcast I mentioned to you, especially those who may be new to the area, how March could change. It hasn’t always been the best month of our winter. Yes, we could have inches of snow, but I think we have more hail and frost problems in March. Much like we have today.
Check out this radar shot right after the noon news.
Look at that division from north to south, from mixed rain to rain. We have a big storm in the west. Cold air has entered. But we have a large high-pressure system offshore that throws lighter, moist air into the cold pool on top of us. And it is this scenario that will define the afternoon. The atmosphere is like a layer of cake, and you can see it right there. Heck, look north – big problems.
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Then, as the sun goes down and the extreme low to the west increases moisture from that direction, it will begin to engage that easterly current and the area will be messy as a result. Little accumulation, but with the ground cooling for hours after yesterday’s sun and high temperatures, we see some freezing rain. And I assure you that the same scenario will play out again, (and possibly again), during the long weeks of March, as spring approaches you can see it budding and smell it. The earth is warming up. Add in the wind behind such storms and the cold it brings and the month is just brute force.
So is this the March pattern that has appeared soon? I think so. Before we leave, here’s a look at the current warning and advice. Winter rain is the opposite of winter’s snow. Like March? Time will answer.
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https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/24/maryland-weather-a-messy-evening-with-a-chance-for-freezing-rain/ A messy evening with a chance of cold rain – CBS Baltimore