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By Scott Dance | March 15, 2012
I saw a tweet recently noting that based on this week's temperatures, summer highs should be about 133 degrees. Just a joke (I hope), but seriously, some readers have asked: Are mild winters correlated with hot summers?  Yes and no. Baltimore summers average 74.9 degrees. Of Baltimore's 10 mildest winters, above-average summer heat followed eight of them (nine if you count 1880, which was 0.1 degrees above average). Here are the average temperatures for those summers (find the winter averages in this blog post )
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August 7, 2012
With only a couple more weeks to go before the schools open, could those four Baltimore recreation centers stay open until then ("A Baltimore recreation center faces its final days this month," Aug. 2)? They may be aging but they are convenient and a place to get out of these very hot summer days! Anne Hackney, Parkton
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1995
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reported yesterday that its third-quarter net income rose 29 percent to $163.3 million, a gain the utility attributed to the extremely hot summer.The $1.04-per-share earnings -- $1.11 a share excluding a special one-time charge -- also narrowly missed shattering an all-time record set seven years ago, when BGE generated earnings per share of $1.07.BGE said the 7-cents-per-share charge stemmed from the decision to scrap further construction at its Perryman power plant in Harford County.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2012
Annapolis has been experiencing a rash of motor scooter thefts as the weather has heated up this summer. Owners have reported some that vanished minutes after they were parked; others were recovered in such bad shape that they were no longer drivable. Police have even recovered scooters they believe were stolen but hadn't yet been reported missing. Police said that in May and June, they received reports of 13 stolen scooters and one attempted theft. They expect scooter thefts to continue through the summer, because that's when the small vehicles get the most use. Barely any are reported stolen during the winter months.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
With only a couple more weeks to go before the schools open, could those four Baltimore recreation centers stay open until then ("A Baltimore recreation center faces its final days this month," Aug. 2)? They may be aging but they are convenient and a place to get out of these very hot summer days! Anne Hackney, Parkton
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Ocean City Bureau of The Sun | July 17, 1994
Ocean City--It has charmed children and adults alike for almost a century, spinning around and around while the music plays and the horses go up and down, up and down.pTC Actress Sissy Spacek rode the Trimper's merry-go-round in the movie "Violets Are Blue." At least two people have gotten married on it. And on a hot summer afternoon, the wooden animals feel cool to bare legs, just as they have every summer since the carousel was installed in 1902."All ages ride it," says Marty Trimper, whose husband, Granville, has managed the amusement park since 1980.
NEWS
By GILBERT SANDLER | August 18, 1992
BALTIMORE is hardly observing dog days the way it has in summers past! In fact, many a dog would rather be outside, where it's nice and cool. This Glimpses is real nostalgia, then; it takes us back, via home movies, to those thrilling days when the city sweltered in mid-August.Reel 1: It's dusk of a hot summer night. A crowd jams what appears to be a dairy store. It's selling chocolate milk, ice cream, milkshakes. This is Emerson's Farms. Located near Greenspring Valley and Falls Road, Emerson's Farms sold dairy products from the milk of its own cows.
NEWS
August 4, 1994
In the past few years, when Baltimore has had a hot summer or a mild winter, it was possible to argue against a conclusion of global warming or carbon dioxide greenhouse effect. There was always unseasonal cold simultaneously in Scotland or somewhere. World temperatures did not seem out of whack, only the Eastern Seaboard, U.S.A., thermometers.No more. This is as long and relentless a summer heat wave as anyone can remember in Baltimore. It began earlier than usual and feels like it's going to Halloween.
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen | June 26, 2002
If you listen closely, you can almost hear the studio audience in Burbank still asking the great Johnny Carson: HOW HOT IS IT? It's hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk or hood of your car. Hot enough for you? It's a scorcher, a roaster, a real sizzler. It's hot as blue blazes. Red hot. Hot as Hades. But it's not the heat, of course, it's the humidity. (Note to reader: This concludes the "well-known heat cliches" portion of the story. The following has been provided by Anne Dingus from her book, More Texas Sayings Than You Can Shake a Stick At. She's a professional, so please don't try these sayings at home.
FEATURES
By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
They sit in the back room of a farmhouse in the woods, the veterans alongside the rookies. Soon enough they'll be walking the beat, gearing up for the long, hot summer. But first, a briefing on current conditions: "We've got a guy coming south out of Massachusetts," says the briefer. "He's going into shelters and talking about Armageddon and the end of the world. It scares some people. Before long he's going to run into a northbounder who is camouflagued and traumatized by the gulf war."
NEWS
By Scott Dance | March 15, 2012
I saw a tweet recently noting that based on this week's temperatures, summer highs should be about 133 degrees. Just a joke (I hope), but seriously, some readers have asked: Are mild winters correlated with hot summers?  Yes and no. Baltimore summers average 74.9 degrees. Of Baltimore's 10 mildest winters, above-average summer heat followed eight of them (nine if you count 1880, which was 0.1 degrees above average). Here are the average temperatures for those summers (find the winter averages in this blog post )
NEWS
By Jennifer Choi and Jennifer Choi,Sun Reporter | June 1, 2008
Summer days filled with cookouts or escapes to the seashore are on the horizon. But not all the fun has to take place in the backyard, in local parks or on the beach. The Baltimore metropolitan area is host to concerts featuring some of this year's top talent and yesteryear's music trendsetters. From hip-hop to R&B, jazz to disco queens, our little slice of Interstate 95 pretty much will have it all. Here's what's in store: TODAY --Known for his 1989 Grammy Award-winning song "Don't Worry, Be Happy," Bobby McFerrin will host the World of Voices at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | May 24, 2008
When the Johns Hopkins undergraduates start disappearing from the blocks around my Charles Village home, the Baltimore summer is around the corner. I miss these kids, but there's something relieving about the neighborhood intermission their departure brings. Friends of mine tell me it encourages the locals to show their faces. For me, the Baltimore summer vacation season begins when my lone surviving rosebush blooms. I put it in nearly 30 years ago. The variety is a Queen Elizabeth.
NEWS
By Rona Marech and Rona Marech,Sun reporter | June 25, 2007
They wore balloon hats, moon-bounced, slurped on snowballs, ate piles of cotton candy, watched ducks and stared at 10,000 pinwheels glittering atop Federal Hill. About 1,000 people attended the Family Fun Fair yesterday, a free event designed to support families and give them activity ideas as the long, hot, school-less, potentially challenging days of summer descend. The day was organized by the Family Tree, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering classes and other assistance to parents and kids.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2005
Just months after picking up a baseball bat for the first time, Nick Stafford made it to the big leagues. Using a smooth, level swing, he stroked two pitches out of the infield at Camden Yards yesterday. Nick, 11, plays outfield for the Marley Orioles - one of five youth baseball teams that took part in a hitting competition hosted by the Baltimore Orioles. The youngster was the rookie of the year for the 19-2 team. The teams that participated in yesterday's competition at the city's downtown ballpark are from regions where the Orioles and Washington Nationals are duking it out for fans - Anne Arundel County and Virginia.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin E. Washington | May 20, 2004
Entertainment Liteon 5005 DVD Recorder/Player Affordable DVD recorders have been promised by manufacturers for a couple of years , but they're only now getting into the price range of home electronics consumers. The Liteon LVW 5005 ($400) makes a great addition to any home entertainment center. For one, you can record DVD plus and minus Rs and RWs along with CD-R and RW. It will play regular DVDs, DVD+VR, Video CDs, SVCD, audio CDs holding MP3s, JPEGs and other files. You can record up to six hours of television onto a DVD and it won't fade after repeated playbacks.
NEWS
November 15, 2002
WEATHER WATCHERS have a pretty good idea what was going on in the atmosphere last weekend, and how that succeeded in whipping up more than 70 tornadoes along a front that stretched from Ohio to Alabama. It was an unusual confluence of a lot of cold air sweeping quickly in from one direction and rubbing up against an equal amount of warm air piling up not quite as quickly from another. Whole communities were wrecked and at least 36 people killed. But how come? What's with all this extreme weather?
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | August 23, 2002
A DROUGHT of historic proportions has taken its shriveling toll on Maryland's crops, reservoirs and waterways. And, I think, on the spirit of its people. We need rain. Not only for the sake of the corn and the pumpkins. Not only for the good of the flowers, the trees and the grass. Growing things have been casualties of this hot summer, this dry year in Maryland. So has the mood of its people. We need rain for the sake of our sanity. The human temperament of Marylanders has become as brittle as the grass, as prone to spontaneous combustion as the brush.
NEWS
By Marty Ross and Marty Ross,Universal Press Syndicate | August 10, 2003
In weather that makes people wilt, tropical waterlilies put on a spectacular show. Homeowners love ponds and fountains. Even a tiny water garden in half a whiskey barrel or a galvanized stock tank brings shimmering reflected light into the garden and allows gardeners to grow beautiful aquatic plants. Tropical waterlilies, which respond to warm summer temperatures by producing dozens of gorgeous and fragrant flowers, are among the best plants for ponds of any size. "Tropical waterlilies truly take your breath away," says Rob Proctor, artistic director at Denver Botanic Gardens.
NEWS
By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2003
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted yesterday the General Assembly will need to go beyond its 90-day session to achieve a balanced budget and to resolve differences over legalizing slot machines and raising gasoline or other taxes. If an extended session were to be needed, it would be only the second time in more than 80 years. The other occurred in 1992 during Maryland's last major budget crisis. Miller's comments yesterday before the Maryland Association of Counties' annual winter conference in Annapolis highlight the task legislators and Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. face this year.
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