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September 7, 2012
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center is warning that the Northeast could experience severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and hail thanks to a cold front on Saturday. There is a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms from northern Maryland to upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. The National Weather Service's forecast for the Baltimore area is a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in late afternoon. Wind gusts could be up to 26 mph. Rain could continue through Saturday night.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Uncomfortable humidity and high temperatures in the mid-90s are forecast Tuesday, bringing chances for storms in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures could reach the 90s by midday, with dew points in the mid- to upper-60s making the air feel moist. Blustery winds are forecast by the afternoon, with 15-20 mph breezes. Central and western Maryland stand a slight risk of severe thunderstorms bringing damaging winds and some hail, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Humidity and storm chances are expected to linger into Wednesday, with highs in the lower 90s. Drier air is forecast to return Thursday and Friday, with highs in the upper 80s under partly cloudy skies.
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By Scott Dance | June 14, 2012
There isn't much weather news to report in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic this week other than to say ideal, calm weather is expected to last throughFather's Dayand the Star-Spangled Sailabration. No news is good news, right? Not when you're a weather blogger, but who can complain with 80 degrees and partly cloudy skies? For the peak of the Sailabration festivities on Saturday, mostly sunny skies and temperatures just shy of 80 are in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
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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 | June 11, 2014
Another day of intense humidity and evening storm chances are forecast Wednesday. A muggy, mild overnight was expected, with lows in the lower 70s in the city and close to the Chesapeake Bay and in the 60s in other suburbs. Highs are forecast in the mid-80s with dew points around 70 degrees, making it feel uncomfortably humid. Storms are possible in the afternoon and evening, with a risk of some powerful winds and hail, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Storm chances are expected to continue into Thursday and Friday, again with highs in the mid-80s and dew points around 70 degrees.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Forecasters are watching for development of potentially severe thunderstorms across Maryland late Thursday, though the strongest chances for severe weather were expected in Southern Maryland. Warming temperatures are expected to fuel the atmospheric instability, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center. Temperatures reached 84 degrees at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary's County by 1:30 p.m., while it was 77 degrees at BWI Marshall Airport. An area of Southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore, along with parts of Central Virginia, is expected to have a 15 percent chance of severe damaging wind gusts.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
Rain showers, turning heavy in the evening, are forecast Tuesday amid blustery winds. Rain was moving into the Baltimore area from the southwest by mid-morning. Overnight lows dropped to the upper 40s. Temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-50s throughout the day, with rain continuing. Winds around 15 mph with gusts nearing 30 mph are forecast. Storms are possible in the evening, with heavy rains expected. About 2 inches of rain are possible Tuesday. Storm chances continue into Wednesday, with 15-20 mph winds and highs in the upper 60s. Another 3 inches of rain are possible to fall Wednesday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Frederick, Montgomery and Washington counties until 8 p.m. as a cold front moves through the region, bringing periods of heavy rain Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland from late Thursday through Friday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches, with possibly higher localized totals, are forecast. The deluge threatens to spoil the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico on Friday, the prelude to Saturday's Preakness Stakes.
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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, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Update: The National Weather Service cancelled the tornado watch for all counties west of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland around 8:30 p.m.   The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., had been eyeing storms that have lumbered through the Plains states this week to reach the East Coast Friday afternoon and evening. In the mid-Atlantic, the "environment is conducive for both damaging winds and a tornado threat. " Conditions could "prove favorable for storms to become organized with the potential for supercells," the forecasters wrote.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Severe storms were moving south and west of the Baltimore area Wednesday evening, expected to bring threats of hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. A tornado watch has been issued for Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Frederick , Garrett, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and Washington, D.C. until 9 p.m. A special weather statement cautions of severe weather in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties and Baltimore City. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across central and northern Virginia on Wednesday afternoon, and a tornado warning was issued in south central Pennsylvania, north of Cumberland.
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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, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Severe storms brought hail and damaging winds through Maryland and much of the mid-Atlantic Thursday afternoon. A tornado warning was issued until 5:15 p.m. for central Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Parole and the waters of the Severn River. Another tornado warning was issued earlier in parts of Kent and Queen Anne's counties on the Eastern Shore. Severe storms brought hail the size of golf balls and quarters to northern Montgomery County and western Howard County, according to reports received by the National Weather Service.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Frederick, Montgomery and Washington counties until 8 p.m. as a cold front moves through the region, bringing periods of heavy rain Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland from late Thursday through Friday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches, with possibly higher localized totals, are forecast. The deluge threatens to spoil the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico on Friday, the prelude to Saturday's Preakness Stakes.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
Rain showers, turning heavy in the evening, are forecast Tuesday amid blustery winds. Rain was moving into the Baltimore area from the southwest by mid-morning. Overnight lows dropped to the upper 40s. Temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-50s throughout the day, with rain continuing. Winds around 15 mph with gusts nearing 30 mph are forecast. Storms are possible in the evening, with heavy rains expected. About 2 inches of rain are possible Tuesday. Storm chances continue into Wednesday, with 15-20 mph winds and highs in the upper 60s. Another 3 inches of rain are possible to fall Wednesday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
A lightning strike injured a Cecil County zookeeper, half-dollar-sized hail fell in several counties and tornado sightings sent people scurrying for shelter from Rockville to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Yet the worst fears of weather forecasters didn't materialize Thursday. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center called the first of two systems that darkened skies and dumped rain Thursday a "low-end" derecho, known for powerful winds that travel in a straight line over hundreds of miles.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Severe storms were moving south and west of the Baltimore area Wednesday evening, expected to bring threats of hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. A tornado watch has been issued for Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Frederick , Garrett, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and Washington, D.C. until 9 p.m. A special weather statement cautions of severe weather in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties and Baltimore City. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across central and northern Virginia on Wednesday afternoon, and a tornado warning was issued in south central Pennsylvania, north of Cumberland.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
Forecasters are predicting more tornadoes to strike parts of the central U.S. Monday, in areas still recovering from severe weather outbreaks that hit Sunday. An area home to more than 5 million people, stretching from northern Texas, through parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas to southern Missouri, faces elevated risks of severe weather and tornadoes, according to the Storm Prediction Center . The most significant risk of tornadoes is expected in southeastern Oklahoma. A much larger area, from central Texas up to the Great Lakes, could see severe storms Monday.
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