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Maryland Weather

Maryland Weather Meteorology, astronomy and climate conditions in the Baltimore region
November was mildest in two decades, and December might be warm, too

Last month was Baltimore's mildest November in more than two decades, and the warm trend is forecast to continue this month.

The average temperature at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was nearly 51 degrees last month, 4 degrees warmer than normal.

That is the mildest average since November 1994, when the mean temperature at BWI was 51.9 degrees.

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New forecast aims to give advance notice of snow threats

The National Weather Service will issue a week-ahead forecast for snow threats across Maryland starting next month.

In the past, its official snow forecasts have been limited to storm watches and warnings issued at most three days in advance.

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Full Beaver Moon rises Wednesday night

November’s full moon arrives Wednesday at 5:44 p.m.

That is about 45 minutes after it will rise in the east.

With clear skies forecast this week, the moon will be shining big and bright all night long, appearing overhead in the middle of the sky around midnight.

It is known as the Beaver Moon or the Frost Moon, coming at the time of year to set fur traps before swamps freeze.

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Temperatures fall into 20s, but forecast to rebound for Thanksgiving

Temperatures fell to 29 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport early Monday, but mild air is forecast to return for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Other lows around the region included 27 degrees in Westminster, 30 degrees at Martin State Airport in Middle River and 33 degrees at both the Inner Harbor and the U.S.

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Thanksgiving travel forecast looks sunny for much of U.S.

For the first time since 2012, dry weather is forecast for Thanksgiving travelers to and from Baltimore.

"The majority of people traveling over the eastern two-thirds of the nation should not have snow and ice to contend with from Monday through Wednesday, next week," AccuWeather forecasters say.

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Wind gusts could reach 40 mph Friday

Strong winds of up to 40 mph are blowing through Central Maryland on Friday, and gusts could reach 50 mph in Carroll County and points west.

A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. in Carroll County and across Western Maryland. A gale warning is in effect on the Chesapeake Bay through early Saturday morning, with gusts up to 47 knots, or about 54 mph.

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