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July 7, 2010
Thank you for the "Our View" piece on not complaining about the heat ("Heat: stop griping, start describing," July 7). Five years ago my family and I moved to Wyoming from Maryland. Wyoming has four seasons--Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and what they call Summer. The only thing that gets me through is knowing I can come spend a good chunk of my summer in Maryland, where I have vowed to never complain about it being too hot! When I am here and the temps top the 90's, I go outside and soak up all the heat and humidity, so next May when it's 30 degrees and snowing, I might avoid going totally insane!
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
A late summer heat wave will continue through this week, according to the National Weather Service, with high temperatures not expected to drop from around 90 degrees until Sunday. Wednesday was expected to be mostly sunny with a light breeze. The low will be around 72. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to continue to be hot, with a slight chance of showers Friday and about a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday. On Sunday, the high is expected to reach about 84 degrees, with another chance of showers.
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By Scott Dance | June 19, 2012
The hot weather spell arriving Wednesday could break multiple records. With high temperatures predicted in the upper 90s Wednesday and Thursday, records of 100 degrees for both days could be challenged. The National Weather Service was predicting highs of 98 degrees Wednesday and 100 degrees Thursday, as of Monday night, though the predictions have fluctuated as the heat gets closer. A heat advisory could be issued Wednesday. Lows are forecast at 80 and 79 degrees overnight, also vying to top records for the highest low temperatures of 78 degrees Wednesday and 79 degrees Thursday.
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By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Maryland and the rest of the Northeast face more heat waves and smog, heavier downpours and storm-driven flooding that could damage Baltimore's port, according to a new report released by the Obama administration. The third   National Climate Assessment , drawing on new research findings over the past four years, concludes that climate change is already occurring, impacting virtually every region and key sectors of the U.S. economy. The White House and environmental groups said the assessment underscores the need to do more to curtail climate-altering emissions, while also preparing to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of changes already under way. The report comes at a time when the Obama administration faces growing political pressure over the Keystone XL pipeline, with   Congress   considering approving it after the administration delayed its decision on the project amid intense opposition from environmentalists.
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By Jenn Marshall, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
The second day of the week's heat wave reached the low 90s with poor air quality, and conditions are expected to continue through the weekend. The high temperature at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport was 92 on Thursday, below the 2011 record of 98. The hot weather will stay about the same throughout the week, with highs reaching 92 to 96 degrees and the possibility of isolated showers and storms in the evenings, according to...
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
A late summer heat wave will continue through this week, according to the National Weather Service, with high temperatures not expected to drop from around 90 degrees until Sunday. Wednesday was expected to be mostly sunny with a light breeze. The low will be around 72. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to continue to be hot, with a slight chance of showers Friday and about a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday. On Sunday, the high is expected to reach about 84 degrees, with another chance of showers.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
Midweek Madness wonders, like the rest of you, what's up with this weird weather? In Baltimore, we're expecting 90 or thereabouts, and it's only the second week of April. Seems like a great excuse to drag out Irving Berlin's "Heat Wave. " And this being Midweek Madness, that means a great excuse to find a delicious performance from the vaults of 1960s TV.
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June 9, 2011
Ciy pools in Laurel will remain open until 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday to provide relief during the current heat wave. The city operates two pools: Municipal Pool at Ninth and Main streets and the Greenview Drive Pool, located in Patuxent Greens at 11415 Greenview Drive. For more information on Laurel's city pools, call Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation at 301-725-7800.
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By Scott Dance | June 18, 2012
The tall ships moored around the Baltimore harbor for the Star-Spangled Sailabration will depart just ahead of a brief heat wave setting in Wednesday, meaning one last day of pleasant weather to watch the ships sail away on Tuesday. The tall ships are scheduled to raise their sails and breeze southward in the "Parade of Sail" between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday. Navy warships will depart before that, from, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Winds will be coming from the south-southeast, potentially hampering the tall ships from departing under sail.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
A so-called “Bermuda High” weather pattern is forecast to bring Baltimore's first prolonged heat wave of the season, according to the National Weather Service. High pressure is expected to settle off the Atlantic Coast starting Wednesday, leading to mostly sunny skies for a few days and circulating up hot, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. High pressure systems circulate clockwise. Weather service meteorologists said that will mean hot and humid conditions with temperatures rising into the 90s, and with plenty of sunshine starting Thursday.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
The cause of days-long power outages in Southeast Baltimore earlier this summer and the work by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to prevent future problems will be discussed at a public meeting hosted by BGE officials in Fells Point on Monday, according to the company. In the middle of July, residents in Canton, Fells Point and other neighborhoods endured days without power at a time when the heat index was often approaching 110 degrees. Amid efforts to restore power, BGE officials acknowledged that the rapid growth of the neighborhoods has outpaced improvements to the electrical grid.
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July 25, 2013
We are in the midst of another sweltering heat wave in the East with temperatures soaring in the mid-to-upper-90's and the heat index approaching 110 degrees. Alarming as these heat waves may be, they are projected to become the norm in the coming decades with the repercussions from climate change becoming more commonplace. Such extreme temperatures can worsen our air quality and are hazardous for children, the elderly, and those with heart and lung conditions. From a public health perspective, we have a duty to protect current and future generations from dirty air and pollutive forms of energy.
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July 19, 2013
Thanks for Tim Wheeler 's report that Marylanders understand some of the connections between climate change and human health ("Most Marylanders see climate change harming health," July 17). Last week during a lengthy heat wave, a Massachusetts postman collapsed and died on his route. Many of the local papers covering the story failed to mention climate change as a factor in his death. In fact, outdoor workers are more at risk from extreme heat, and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has prepared a guide for companies whose employees "spend a substantial portion of the shift outdoors.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Update: There's a severe thunderstorm warning until 7 p.m. for parts of Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties. The excessive heat warning was cancelled after storms rolled through the area. Friday is forecast to bring one last full day of a heat wave before a cold front brings relief Saturday afternoon, with highs again in the mid- to upper-90s and heat indices up to 110 degrees. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 98 degrees in downtown Baltimore, with dew points in the mid-70s making it feel about 10 degrees hotter.
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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 Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Disruptions to two underground electrical cables have left hundreds of residents in Fells Point and Canton without power or air conditioning as Baltimore experiences one of the hottest stretches of the summer and city officials warn of the potential for heat-related illnesses. On Tuesday morning, a blown fuse on an electrical line in the area of Poppleton and Hollins Market disrupted power to hundreds more. That outage has been fixed. In Fells Point, power was restored for about 380 customers by 1 p.m. Tuesday, though a separate problem — a blown overhead transformer — briefly knocked out power to 900 customers in the neighborhood again Tuesday evening, said Rachael Lighty, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2011
Public health authorities urged Maryland residents to take precautions against heat exposure this week as temperatures head back into the mid-90s, with plenty of humidity to add a sticky factor to the misery index. High temperatures Wednesday and Thursday are expected to reach 96 and 98 degrees, with high humidity making it harder for the body to cool itself by evaporating sweat from the skin. "Extreme heat can be deadly," said state Secretary of Health Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein.
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By Frank Roylance and Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
Maryland really began to turn in the roaster Thursday, joining much of the rest of the country, now deep in the summer's worst heat wave. The mercury reached 103 degrees in downtown Baltimore, with a heat index reading of 117 degrees. It was 100 at BWI-Marshall Airport, four degrees short of a record. And there is little relief in sight. The region could see scattered thunderstorms Friday or Saturday afternoon, but forecasters don't expect a palpable break from the suffocating weather until a weak cold front arrives late Sunday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
Temperatures are expected to surge into the upper 90s starting Monday, with highs staying around there through the week. The heat index is expected to top 100 degrees. It's not just the high temperatures -- dew points in the 70s are expected to make it feel extra uncomfortable, and possibly unsafe for some vulnerable residents. Any dew point above the mid-60s indicates an oppressive stickiness. High temperatures on Monday will be in the lower 90s with a heat index of 101 expected this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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By Pamela Wood | July 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says temperatures this week will be in the upper 90s, and the heat index for the region - factoring in those temperatures and also humidity - will make it feel well over 100 degrees. Annapolis will open a cooling center in the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. today on Tuesday, said city spokeswoman Rhonda Wardlaw. The decision on whether to open the center on subsequent days will be made on a day-to-day basis, Wardlaw said.
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