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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
5:46 P.M. UPDATE: The Inner Harbor topped out at 98 degrees on Saturday, while BWI Airport hit 93 degrees, tying for the hottest temperature measured there so far this year. ORIGINAL POST, 3:51 P.M.: Temperatures in the 90s with high humidity were making it feel around 100 degrees or hotter in Baltimore on Saturday afternoon. At the Inner Harbor, it hit 97 degrees about 3 p.m. with a dew point of 70 degrees, a heat index of 104 degrees. Any dew point level above the mid-60s indicates high moisture in the air and feels uncomfortable and sticky.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Oppressive humidity and 90-degree temperatures had heat index values pushing 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon and posed risks of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon and evening. The heat index hit 105 degrees by 2 p.m. at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, but fell to 101 degrees at 3 p.m. It was 90 degrees there, but a dew point of 76 degrees, a level of humidity only seen on the most brutal of summer days, made it feel much hotter.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Another humid day with the heat index rising to around 90 degrees is forecast in the Baltimore area Wednesday, with about a 50 percent chance of more rain or storms, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are forecast to reach the mid- to upper-80s, with dew points in the lower 70s making the air feel wet and thick. Storm chances could diminish but are still expected to be present Thursday for the Fourth of July holiday. About a 40 percent chance of storms is expected, with highs around 90 degrees.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Temperatures in the lower 90s coupled with uncomfortably high humidity is forecast to make it feel close to 100 degrees Tuesday. Temperatures were forecast to settle only in the lower 70s overnight, reaching the upper 80s by midday and the lower 90s in the afternoon. Dew points around 70 degrees are forecast to make it feel about 5 degrees hotter. Partly cloudy skies and southerly winds of 10-15 mph are expected. The heat index could surge above 100 degrees Wednesday, with temperatures reaching the mid-90s and even more oppressive humidity, with dew points in the lower 70s. Thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon and evening.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The hottest stretch of the young summer (or late spring, technically) is expected to bring the heat index to near 100 degrees by Wednesday, with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity. Monday was the second day to hit 90 degrees this year, and it could be followed by two more days above that mark. Temperatures reached 90 degrees at BWI Marshall Airport by 3:30 p.m. and 88 in the Inner Harbor by 3 p.m. Highs are forecast in the lower 90s Tuesday and the mid-90s Wednesday, and with dew points in the upper 60s, that could make it feel like the triple digits, or close to it. "Code orange" air quality, an unhealthy level for children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions, is forecast Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Clean Air Partners.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Oppressive humidity and 90-degree temperatures had heat index values pushing 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon and posed risks of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon and evening. The heat index hit 105 degrees by 2 p.m. at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, but fell to 101 degrees at 3 p.m. It was 90 degrees there, but a dew point of 76 degrees, a level of humidity only seen on the most brutal of summer days, made it feel much hotter.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Temperatures surged into the 90s, with high humidity making it feel like 100 degrees and above,  for a second consecutive day   in the Baltimore area Wednesday. Temperatures were forecast to reach 96 degrees in downtown Baltimore, with dew points in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees making it feel as hot as 101 degrees. Partly cloudy skies are expected. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport surged above the 90-degree mark to 91 degrees by 1 p.m., with humidity making it feel like 97 degrees.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
One more day with temperatures approaching 90 degrees, high humidity and thunderstorm chances is in the forecast for the Baltimore area Thursday, before cooler and drier air arrives for the weekend. Highs downtown are forecast around 90 degrees. Dew points are expected in the lower 70s, making the air feel more like 95 degrees in the afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms are possible throughout the day. Friday is forecast to feel significantly cooler. Dew points are forecast to drop to the upper 50s or lower 60s, breaking a streak of humid days, with temperatures reaching the mid-80s.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
The season's first brief heat wave peaked at 96 degrees in Baltimore on Wednesday, missing one record but threatening another, and temperatures are expected to wane Thursday into the weekend. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore's point of record, came 1 degree shy of matching a record dating to 1957. Wednesday morning's balmy start could be deemed a new minimum temperature record, with a low of just 76 degrees. A ridge of high pressure over the region brought the year's first significant spike in temperatures into the 90s, a benchmark that had been reached only once in 2014 before this week.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
High temperatures are forecast in the mid-90s, with high humidity bringing the heat index to around 100 degrees in Baltimore on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Partly cloudy skies are expected, with temperatures surging to 90 degrees by midday. Dew points are forecast in the lower 70s, signifying high humidity and factoring to a heat index of 99 degrees in the afternoon. Similar weather is forecast for the weekend, with highs in the mid-90s and heat index values around 100 degrees.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
The season's first brief heat wave peaked at 96 degrees in Baltimore on Wednesday, missing one record but threatening another, and temperatures are expected to wane Thursday into the weekend. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore's point of record, came 1 degree shy of matching a record dating to 1957. Wednesday morning's balmy start could be deemed a new minimum temperature record, with a low of just 76 degrees. A ridge of high pressure over the region brought the year's first significant spike in temperatures into the 90s, a benchmark that had been reached only once in 2014 before this week.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The hottest stretch of the young summer (or late spring, technically) is expected to bring the heat index to near 100 degrees by Wednesday, with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity. Monday was the second day to hit 90 degrees this year, and it could be followed by two more days above that mark. Temperatures reached 90 degrees at BWI Marshall Airport by 3:30 p.m. and 88 in the Inner Harbor by 3 p.m. Highs are forecast in the lower 90s Tuesday and the mid-90s Wednesday, and with dew points in the upper 60s, that could make it feel like the triple digits, or close to it. "Code orange" air quality, an unhealthy level for children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions, is forecast Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Clean Air Partners.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Temperatures surged into the 90s, with high humidity making it feel like 100 degrees and above,  for a second consecutive day   in the Baltimore area Wednesday. Temperatures were forecast to reach 96 degrees in downtown Baltimore, with dew points in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees making it feel as hot as 101 degrees. Partly cloudy skies are expected. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport surged above the 90-degree mark to 91 degrees by 1 p.m., with humidity making it feel like 97 degrees.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Baltimore City and Baltimore County public schools closed two hours early Wednesday because of the heat, so all games are postponed and all practices are canceled. Also, with Howard County experiencing a Code Red heat index, all outside athletic events in the jurisdiction have been canceled Wednesday. Because some schools in both Baltimore City and Baltimore County do not have air conditioning, officials close schools when the heat index rises into the upper 90s. The temperature is expected to rise into the mid-90s this afternoon and the heat index had already jumped over 100 by noon.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Temperatures rose to the mid-90s across the Baltimore area -- with heat indices approaching 110 degrees in some areas -- Thursday afternoon as much of the nation bakes under a heat wave. Little cooling came overnight in the city, with an early morning low of 83 degrees downtown. Dew points are in the lower- to mid-70s, making the air feel thick and exacerbating the heat as well as air pollution. Temperatures surged as high as 97 degrees at the Inner Harbor in the afternoon -- with a heat index up to 111 degrees.  Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport  reached and 95 degrees with a heat index of 103 degrees.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
4:41 p.m. update: The Maryland Department of the Environment has extended its "Code Orange" air quality alert through Thursday evening. Children, the elderly, people with asthma and other sensitive groups are urged to avoid strenuous activity or exercise outdoors. 3:17 p.m. update: Today has set another new mark for hottest day of 2013 in Baltimore, with BWI at 96 degrees as of 3 p.m. With humidity, it feels like 100 degrees there. At the Inner Harbor, it feels like 103 degrees with an air temperature of 98 degrees.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
The heat is expected to ratchet up further in Baltimore on Wednesday, with highs in the upper 90s and the heat index reaching around 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight lows dropped into the upper 60s after storms passed through Tuesday night, cooler than the upper 70s that had been predicted. Sunshine through partly cloudy skies was forecast to bring temperatures above 90 degrees by midday. Dew points were expected in the upper 60s, making the air feel thick and moist and bringing the heat index to 100 degrees or higher in the afternoon.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
Highs approaching 90 degrees are forecast with high humidity making it feel sticky and like the mid-90s in the afternoon in the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service. A 60 percent chance of isolated storms is expected in the afternoon and evening hours. Mostly cloudy skies are expected, possibly keeping temperatures down, though humidity is expected to be high with dew points in the lower 70s. More storm chances are possible Thursday, with highs around 90 degrees.
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By Scott Dance and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
4:46 p.m. update: The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued an air quality alert across Central Maryland for Wednesday, with "Code Orange" conditions. Code Orange indicates air pollution levels unhealthy for sensitive populations, including children, the elderly and those with certain health conditions such as asthma. 3:10 p.m. update: The heat advisory has been canceled, with lower than expected humidity in the air, but temperatures remain high in the mid-90s around the region.
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