Weather Blog

August 02, 2008|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

John Polyniak in Lake Shore says the downtown temperature he gets from the phone company's weather line is so much higher than BWI's that "it seems irrelevant. ... Is the thermometer laying on the tar atop the Maryland Science Center?" It's actually on a phone company building downtown. It's a hot spot, but downtown summer temperatures are always higher than BWI's because of urban "heat island" effects - solar energy reradiated by concrete and asphalt. The Sun's station at Calvert and Centre streets is a cooler choice: baltimoresun.com/sunstation.

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