Baltimore (WJZ) – Hours and warnings were issued before the first winter storm of the season, which is expected to arrive on Wednesday.
It’s not kind of an expectation, but it’s definitely exciting! Winter storm warnings and monitoring have been issued across parts of the state.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning starting at 7 am Wednesday through Thursday morning for the following counties: Allegheny, Baltimore, Carroll, Garrett, and Washington
Meanwhile, a Winter Storm Watch was released for the following counties starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning: Cecil, Harford, Howard and Montgomery – plus Baltimore City.
When will it snow?
The first chips should move in around 2 PM and a period of steady snow will begin.
However, in the late afternoon until Wednesday evening, warm air will make its way from the Atlantic Ocean and a period of freezing rain and freezing rain will occur across parts of central Maryland.
Many areas will start and end as snow, and what happens in between will affect the amount of snow you see on the ground on Thursday morning.
The biggest snowfall will happen overnight.
How much snow falls?
There are some uncertainties that we are working on in the mixing scenario.
Exactly how much warm air is being drawn in, how far west the mixing line is, and how long the mixing line is. This will greatly affect the accumulation of total snowfall.
Some parts of the state (the northern and western ones) can see up to a foot of snow. North and west areas of the city, however, can expect 6 to 12 inches of snow. Baltimore’s totals are expected to be 3-6 inches and areas south and east of the city will see mostly rain, but some may see up to 3 inches of snow.
After a period of transition to a winter mix, most areas will turn to snow as the temperature drops. Our thinking about accumulating total snowfall for storms is important and will affect travel.
In addition, it will become increasingly stormy as the area of low pressure undergoes annular formation and hardens.
Thus, snow flux and snow drifting is likely to occur, especially in regions cold enough to see snow throughout the entire storm period.
The storm is likely to bring more snow than the entire 2019-2020 winter; Officially, Baltimore has seen less than two inches of snow throughout this past winter!
Baltimore City officials introduced residents With some advice to prepare for the storm.
“I want to be very clear,” Scott said, “It’s not just our team, which is really ready and ready, that needs to prepare, but we also need Baltimore residents to plan ahead and prepare for the snow.”
He called for “full cooperation” on the part of the population to remove snow from the city’s streets, calling on everyone to be good neighbors.
“Shovel your sidewalks, and your neighbor’s sidewalks, especially old people, who know might have circumstances preventing them from doing so,” Scott said.
Roads can be slick and blackouts and water breaks may be a concern depending on where you live.
Maryland officials ask for bottles of water on hand as well as batteries and flashlights.