So far this winter, here in Maryland, the Snow Hounds have not had much to howl about. Most of the storms have either just brushed by, or missed the Baltimore area all together. In this month of January, it’s also been too warm to snow most of the time! Well, cold air is certainly one of the main ingredients to make a snow storm...and Mother Nature is about to deliver a big Arctic Blast to the Eastern US. A series of very strong cold fronts will move through over the next few weeks, making the end of January and the start of February one of the coldest stretches of weather we have seen for a long time here in MD. High temps will be in the 20s and 30s, and overnight Lows will be in the teens or single numbers! The next question is: Will it snow? Here’s a quote from meteorologist Larry Cosgrove:
“The truly big story shaping up will be a major storm threat from California to the south central U.S., then into QC/ME January 28 - 31. It is that storm which will bring the coldest air of the winter into the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., aided and abetted by a terrific +PNA, -AO, -NAO configuration at 500MB that should stick around through at least February 5.”
What does that mean? There should be at least a few storms rolling around in that Arctic Air! The Snow Hounds might get something to howl at this winter after all.