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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
If temperatures surpass 60 degrees Wednesday, as forecast, it would be a fourth consecutive year that such a mild temperature had been recorded at BWI Marshall Airport. They could also rise above that mark Tuesday, earlier than expected. ( UPDATE : BWI reached 60 degrees by 1 p.m. Tuesday.) Here are some of the recent warm spells in January: January 2012 came amid the sixth-warmest winter on record at BWI, and thermometers reached 60 or higher four times. Twice the mercury reached 66 degrees.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A man with a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on bag was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday - marking the seventh time this year officers have seized a firearm at the airport's checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said in a news release Tuesday that officers staffing the checkpoint X-ray machines detected the handgun, which was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, inside a Hidden Valley, Pa. resident's carry-on bag. Officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated the firearm and arrested the man, TSA officials said.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2011
Average temperatures, departure from average, 2011 for BWI-Marshall Airport: JAN.: 30.1 -2.1 FEB.: 38.5 +3.0 MAR.: 44.3 +0.6 APR.: 57.7 +4.5 MAY: 67.2 +4.3 JUNE: 75.7 +3.9 JULY: 79.4 +3.7 (THROUGH July 11) Maryland weather blog: Frank Roylance on meteorology Sign up for FREE mobile weather alerts
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2013
The O'Malley administration is launching a three-year, $125 million construction project that will set the table for more international flights from BWI Marshall Airport. The plans appear to dovetail with the likely move of the airport's largest carrier, Southwest Airlines, into overseas markets and the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to build a new tower there. The project would modernize Concourse D - home to United, Delta, Jet Blue and US Airways - and create a secure connection to the international gates on Concourse E at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2011
AirTran Airways announced this week that it will offer nonstop weekend flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Aruba starting December 17. According to BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean, the Saturday and Sunday service is the first new international route launched by AirTran since it became a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines. Dean noted in a statement that with the new service, Aruba becomes the sixth nonstop international or Caribbean destination offered by AirTran from BWI, after Bermuda; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cancun, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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By Scott Dance | April 26, 2012
Thursday's rain showers, plus more expected Saturday, could bring lacking April showers closer to par for the month. About a quarter of an inch of rain fell at BWI Marshall Airport on Thursday morning. More fell downtown, with 0.33 inches measured at the Maryland Science Center. Another band of showers is expected Thursday afternoon, some of which could include thunderstorms. That could bring at least another quarter of an inch, according to the National Weather Service. While a more than 4-inch rainfall deficit remains in the Baltimore area, even after a rainy weekend, the deficit for April is about an inch.
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By Scott Dance | May 25, 2012
Sporadic rains have helped moderate drought conditions that had spread across most of the state, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . As of May 22, all of the Baltimore region was considered “abnormally dry” except for southern Anne Arundel County. It had previously been under moderate drought conditions. Most of the Eastern Shore remains under moderate drought conditions, however. Five days out of every seven in May, at least a trace of rain has fallen at BWI Marshall Airport.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2013
Active-duty military personnel using BWI Marshall Airport are eligible to participate in Pre-Check, an expedited security screening, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday. TSA officers staffing the Pre-Check station at Concourse D will scan a service member's Common Access Card to determine if they qualify; service members do not have to be in uniform to be considered. Eligible passengers may be directed to a lane that will allow them to leave their shoes, light outerwear and belt on, keep their laptop in its case and their liquids and gels bag in a carry-on.
BUSINESS
July 11, 2012
Southwest Airlines and subsidiary AirTran Airways announced Wednesday that they will add as many as four daily nonstop flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Fort Lauderdale, beginning Sept. 6. The additional flights mean the merged airlines will be running up to 10 daily round trips between the two cities. The new flights will be offered through the end of Southwest's published schedule on Feb. 13. As a promotion, AirTran is offering fares as low as $59 one-way on many flights between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Fort Lauderdale between Sept.
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By Scott Dance | May 29, 2012
The hot and humid weather that dominated Memorial Day weekend is lingering over Maryland one more day, but it should move out by Wednesday morning. Saturday and Sunday both topped out at 89 degrees, while Memorial Day on Monday was the hottest day of the year at 93 degrees. The heat far exceeded normal highs of about 78 degrees, but records were a few degrees away at 94, 95 and 97 degrees. Tuesday's forecast high of 91 shouldn't threaten the record of 97 set in 1969. As of 11 a.m., though, soaring temperatures appeared likely to top that forecast.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
April was a chilly month across the U.S., but it was still a 338th-straight month of global temperatures averaging above the 20th century mean, according to U.S. climate statistics. The monthly global average temperature was nearly 1 degree above normal, the 13th-warmest April on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center's monthly state of the climate report . In the U.S., temperatures averaged 1.4 degrees below normal, the 23rd coolest April on record. Some anomalies from around the world the report notes: A new record was set in Austria for the time span between the end of winter (the last full day of sub-freezing temperatures)
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2013
Active-duty military personnel using BWI Marshall Airport are eligible to participate in Pre-Check, an expedited security screening, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday. TSA officers staffing the Pre-Check station at Concourse D will scan a service member's Common Access Card to determine if they qualify; service members do not have to be in uniform to be considered. Eligible passengers may be directed to a lane that will allow them to leave their shoes, light outerwear and belt on, keep their laptop in its case and their liquids and gels bag in a carry-on.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
For the third consecutive year, BWI Marshall Airport set a record for commercial passenger traffic, with 22.68 million travelers passing through its terminal in 2012, airport officials announced. The 1.3 percent increase over 2011 comes during a time of expansion of airport facilities and by commercial carriers. "This is great for the region and great for the businesses we support," said Paul Wiedefeld, executive director of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, Del. Eric M. Bromwell has introduced a bill to authorize slot machines at BWI Marshall Airport It's Bromwell's attempt to infuse the state treasury — specifically the Transportation Trust Fund — with gambling money, and the Baltimore County Democrat said he has no intention of giving up. "I consider this to be the ultimate alternative to a gas tax," he said. "This is exactly how we pay for roads. " The bill would authorize up to 2,500 slot machines in the airport's main terminal beyond the security screening area.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
If temperatures surpass 60 degrees Wednesday, as forecast, it would be a fourth consecutive year that such a mild temperature had been recorded at BWI Marshall Airport. They could also rise above that mark Tuesday, earlier than expected. ( UPDATE : BWI reached 60 degrees by 1 p.m. Tuesday.) Here are some of the recent warm spells in January: January 2012 came amid the sixth-warmest winter on record at BWI, and thermometers reached 60 or higher four times. Twice the mercury reached 66 degrees.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Apparently it's not just humans who enjoy BWI Marshall Airport's "easy come, easy go" atmosphere. Mice, enticed by indoor warmth and crumbs from strangers, have made themselves at home in the cavernous interior of the region's busiest airport. Last Friday evening, passengers waiting for a Southwest flight at Gate 5 in Concourse B watched as mice foraged for dinner. "It was more than one. There was one by the window and one in the middle of the room. People were startled, horrified.
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By Scott Dance | June 26, 2012
BWI Marshall Airport hit a low of 58 degrees early Tuesday morning, its coldest since June 18 and the heat wave that followed. But the heat is expected to return to start the weekend. A high pressure system is expected to settle over the region much like one did last week. Hot, humid weather will settle in Thursday. Friday and Saturday, temperatures are forecast in the upper 90s. Before we get there, weather is expected to be pleasant with highs in the lower 80s and breezy winds Tuesday and Wednesday.
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By Scott Dance | July 2, 2012
The Baltimore area is in for a sixth day in the 90s, and there is still no end to the heat in sight -- with nearly 250,000 people sweltering without power . Highs reached 95 degrees and 97 degrees Saturday and Sunday at BWI Marshall Airport, and temperatures were poised to hit 90 early Monday afternoon at BWI. Highs have remained in the 90s (and the 100s on June 29) since June 27, and are forecast to continue to through at least July 7, a span of 11 days, according to the National Weather Service.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
Massive girders and freshly poured concrete form a bump in the middle of the low-slung terminal, almost as if BWI Marshall Airport is expecting. In a way, it is. Before next summer, a glassed-in walkway, new shops and a modern security checkpoint will spring from the framework. Passengers will be able to get from the concourses used by Southwest and AirTran to the one used by American and Spirit without leaving security. By the time summer is out, the oldest part of BWI will be modernized and directly connected to the busiest part.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
With the busiest travel period of the year just a few anxious days away, BWI Marshall Airport is in an all-out push to burnish its reputation as the "easy come, easy go" airport. Wednesday morning, federal security officials added BWI to a pre-screening program that could speed the check-in process for millions of passengers. And before the week is out, officials expect to reopen the airport's longest runway after a $40 million upgrade and repaving, a race against the holiday clock that was complicated by Hurricane Sandy.
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