USNA Weather Forecast
An active and complex weather pattern is on tap for the next seven days. The first in a series of weather systems brought a light rain/snow mix to central Maryland on Friday morning. That system is now moving offshore and gusty northwest winds will usher in a more seasonable air mass for Saturday. A powerful coastal system will develop along the southeast coast of the United States on Sunday. At this time, it appears this system will head out to sea with little impact on the Annapolis area. However, the system will be worth monitoring for any northward trends over the next 24 hours. A series of weak and disorganized systems will likely develop off the Virginia coast beginning on Monday with waves of energy through midweek. At this time, it appears there is the potential for off-and-on periods of light rain or snow beginning Monday night and lingering through Wednesday. It looks like best chance for “plowable” snow will be Monday night and into Tuesday, however the details remain uncertain at this time. If more details become available over the weekend, and if it appears that Monday will be impacted by a winter weather event, an update will be distributed over the USNA email listserv this weekend. Otherwise, check back on Monday for more details.
Note: Beginning in the middle of February, MIDN student forecasters majoring in Oceanography will contribute to the regular forecast products under the direct supervision of Meteorologist A.R. Davies.
Five Day Forecast:
- Friday Night: Clear, breezy, and seasonable. Northwest wind 12-18 mph, gusting to 25 mph. Low near 30 oF.
- Saturday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. South wind 5-10 mph. High: 40-44 oF. Low: 30-34 oF.
- Sunday: Partly sunny and seasonably mild. Northeast wind 5-10 mph. High: 42-46 oF. Low: 30-34 oF.
- Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for rain (30% chance). Periods of rain or snow are possible Monday night (65% chance). East wind 5-10 mph. High: 38-42 oF. Low: 30-34 oF.
- Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for rain or snow (50% chance). North wind 5-10 mph. High: 34-38 oF. Low: 26-30 oF.