The Weather Page

September 28, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

Charles Grene reads the Weather Page in Westminster, and he's noticed the subtle, graduated colors we use for Maryland. "The west side of the state is pink, then the color goes to yellow, with the east side of the state shown in green. What do the different colors represent?" he asks. Our graphics folks tell me it's a relief map. The colors indicate elevation above sea level. They're colors commonly used for mountainous, Piedmont and coastal regions. In real life, it's all drought-brown.

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