Snow? Not Much, On The Eastern Shore

Posted on January 6, 2010


Cold, colder . . . but far from coldest. Yep, it’s brisk here in Ocean City this week, daytime highs mid- to high 30s, night-time lows, high 20s. But it’s a whole lot colder in other places, like Minnesota. Or the Baltimore region, where they’re facing temperatures in the teens at night.

Weather philosophy: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.  No wait, that’s summer.

In winter, it’s not the temperature, it’s the wind chill. Fortunately, the wind should settle down to the 10 to 20 mph range in Ocean City on Wednesday night and Thursday.

Everyone wants to know: How much snow? Not much. I hear two to four inches in Central Maryland, starting Thursday afternoon or evening, and ending early Friday morning. On the Eastern Shore, we’re talking about one inch. And in Ocean City, a dusting, maybe. If we get more than an inch in OC, I promise I’ll take a picture.

The quick snowstorm late Thursday and early Friday is supposed to be followed by dry air bringing a cold but mostly sunny weekend.  It feels just about right for January. You’re not missing a thing.