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By Scott Dance | May 2, 2012
A band of strong thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rain and small hail was moving toward the Baltimore region Wednesday evening but fizzled before reaching the area. A special weather statement alerted Washington and Frederick counties of the storm about 5:40 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of southern Frederick and Washington counties as of about 6:10 p.m. Radar images show the storms fading as they moved into Maryland. But the risk of storms overnight remained.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Meteorologists are closely watching an expected severe weather outbreak in the Ohio and Tennessee valleys Wednesday to see if it might hold together and bring damaging winds and hail to Maryland. Storms could bring isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts and hail across Kentucky, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Smaller threats of severe wind and hail extend into Maryland, according to the center's forecasts. Tornado watches were issued Wednesday afternoon from Missouri to West Virginia.
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By Scott Dance | March 29, 2012
It's gusty out there, and with low moisture in the air, that means a risk of wildfires. The National Weather Service is forecasting 10 to 20 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph. At the Sun weather station dowtown, gusts have been reaching 20 mph throughout the morning. Dew points have dropped to the mid-30s. With low humidity, dry brush and gusty winds, there is an "enhanced threat" for wildfires, the weather service cautions in a hazardous weather outlook. Speaking of the wind, here's an interesting look at it shared with me by a tweeter at last night's Sun Tweetup at Bond Street Social in Fells Point.
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By Kevin Rector and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Isolated thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening as humidity and warmth surge during the day, according to forecasts. Temperatures are expected to reach into the mid- to upper 80s, potentially surpassing 90 degrees, with a slight southwesterly wind, according to the National Weather Service. BWI Marshall Airport reached 76 degrees by about 9:30 a.m., while the Maryland Science Center reached 79 degrees. Dew points were in the lower 70s around the region about 10:45 a.m., making the air feel thick and moist across the region.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
The National Weather Service was calling for Wednesday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 88 degrees. There is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Some storms could be severe, with heavy winds and rain. Rainfall may be between 0.5 and 0.75 inches. The weather service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Maryland for Wednesday, saying that a few storms may produce damaging wind gusts and that isolated tornadoes will be possible.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2011
The National Weather Service was calling for Monday to be mostly sunny and hot in the Baltimore area, with a high near 99 degrees and west winds between 3 and 9 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. The weather service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Monday. It warns that a few storms could become severe and may have damaging wind gusts. Monday night was expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 77 and northwest winds of 5 to 8 miles per hour.
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2011
The National Weather Service was calling for Monday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 91 degrees and calm winds becoming easterly around 6 miles per hour. Heat index values will be as high as 100. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after noon. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Rainfall amounts may range from a quarter of an inch to half an inch. Monday night was expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 74 degrees and southeast winds around 5 miles per hour becoming calm.
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By Scott Dance | March 13, 2012
The dew point is on the rise Tuesday, making it feel a little bit more humid and warm today. And that humidity is expected to turn to isolated storms this afternoon. Temperatures topped out at 81 at the Sun weather station, with the dew point reaching 61 degrees earlier in the afternoon. Any dew point above 60 means people can start to feel some humidity, but most aren't uncomfortable. BWI Airport reached 80 degrees by 4 p.m., with a dew point of 51 degrees, down from 55 earlier in the morning.
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March 24, 2011
A minor coastal flood advisory is in effect for the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay through Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory continues through 2 p.m., according to the weather service's Sterling, Va., office, with water levels as much as a foot and a half higher, said meteorologist Bryan Jackson. High tides are expected to hit the Baltimore area after noon today, he said. "It's pretty common for the cooler seasons" to have coastal flood advisories, which can cause some problems for sensitive areas, he said.
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By Scott Dance | August 10, 2012
Steady showers moved across Maryland this morning, and forecasts are still showing there could be more where that came from late this afternoon. Relatively cool temperatures could keep the most severe storms at bay, though. A quarter of an inch of rain fell at BWI Marshall Airport between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. It followed 0.19 inches of rain Thursday at the airport. At The Sun's weather station at Calvert and Centre streets downtown, 0.28 inches of rain fell starting after 6:30 a.m. The heaviest rainfall was recorded between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., at a rate of 1.35 inches per hour.
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By Scott Dance | August 10, 2012
Steady showers moved across Maryland this morning, and forecasts are still showing there could be more where that came from late this afternoon. Relatively cool temperatures could keep the most severe storms at bay, though. A quarter of an inch of rain fell at BWI Marshall Airport between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. It followed 0.19 inches of rain Thursday at the airport. At The Sun's weather station at Calvert and Centre streets downtown, 0.28 inches of rain fell starting after 6:30 a.m. The heaviest rainfall was recorded between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., at a rate of 1.35 inches per hour.
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By Scott Dance | May 2, 2012
A band of strong thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rain and small hail was moving toward the Baltimore region Wednesday evening but fizzled before reaching the area. A special weather statement alerted Washington and Frederick counties of the storm about 5:40 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of southern Frederick and Washington counties as of about 6:10 p.m. Radar images show the storms fading as they moved into Maryland. But the risk of storms overnight remained.
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By Scott Dance | March 29, 2012
It's gusty out there, and with low moisture in the air, that means a risk of wildfires. The National Weather Service is forecasting 10 to 20 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph. At the Sun weather station dowtown, gusts have been reaching 20 mph throughout the morning. Dew points have dropped to the mid-30s. With low humidity, dry brush and gusty winds, there is an "enhanced threat" for wildfires, the weather service cautions in a hazardous weather outlook. Speaking of the wind, here's an interesting look at it shared with me by a tweeter at last night's Sun Tweetup at Bond Street Social in Fells Point.
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By Scott Dance | March 13, 2012
The dew point is on the rise Tuesday, making it feel a little bit more humid and warm today. And that humidity is expected to turn to isolated storms this afternoon. Temperatures topped out at 81 at the Sun weather station, with the dew point reaching 61 degrees earlier in the afternoon. Any dew point above 60 means people can start to feel some humidity, but most aren't uncomfortable. BWI Airport reached 80 degrees by 4 p.m., with a dew point of 51 degrees, down from 55 earlier in the morning.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
The National Weather Service was calling for Wednesday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 88 degrees. There is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Some storms could be severe, with heavy winds and rain. Rainfall may be between 0.5 and 0.75 inches. The weather service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Maryland for Wednesday, saying that a few storms may produce damaging wind gusts and that isolated tornadoes will be possible.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2011
The National Weather Service was calling for Monday to be mostly sunny and hot in the Baltimore area, with a high near 99 degrees and west winds between 3 and 9 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. The weather service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Monday. It warns that a few storms could become severe and may have damaging wind gusts. Monday night was expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 77 and northwest winds of 5 to 8 miles per hour.
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By Kevin Rector and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Isolated thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening as humidity and warmth surge during the day, according to forecasts. Temperatures are expected to reach into the mid- to upper 80s, potentially surpassing 90 degrees, with a slight southwesterly wind, according to the National Weather Service. BWI Marshall Airport reached 76 degrees by about 9:30 a.m., while the Maryland Science Center reached 79 degrees. Dew points were in the lower 70s around the region about 10:45 a.m., making the air feel thick and moist across the region.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Meteorologists are closely watching an expected severe weather outbreak in the Ohio and Tennessee valleys Wednesday to see if it might hold together and bring damaging winds and hail to Maryland. Storms could bring isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts and hail across Kentucky, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Smaller threats of severe wind and hail extend into Maryland, according to the center's forecasts. Tornado watches were issued Wednesday afternoon from Missouri to West Virginia.
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2011
The National Weather Service was calling for Monday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 91 degrees and calm winds becoming easterly around 6 miles per hour. Heat index values will be as high as 100. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after noon. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Rainfall amounts may range from a quarter of an inch to half an inch. Monday night was expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 74 degrees and southeast winds around 5 miles per hour becoming calm.
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By Frank Roylance and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 22, 2011
UPDATE, 6 p.m.: Looks like good news for U2 fans. The risk of storms this evening has dropped to 20 percent - "slight. " And there is nothing on radar ATM. Enjoy. UPDATE, 4 p.m.: Now it's a tossup. NWS forecasters have eased back slightly - from 60 percent to 50 percent - on the chances downtown Baltimore will see showers and thunderstorms this evening. That slips to 30 percent overnight. Nevertheless, they said: "THUNDERSTORMS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
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