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July 14, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Wet weather kept the action to a minimum yesterday at the New Jersey Meadowlands, giving Rick Mears the pole position for today's Marlboro Grand Prix.Mears set a track qualifying record and beat Penske Racing teammate Emerson Fittipaldi and hot-handed Michael Andretti for the provisional pole on Friday in dry, warm weather.Those speeds easily held up yesterday, as overnight rain continued into the daylight hours, soaking the 1.217-mile, six-turn course circling the Meadowlands Arena.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Some sunshine could poke through the clouds Thursday, with temperatures remaning in the 70s for the most part. Overnight lows were forecast in the 50s to around 60 degrees downtown. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast to clear somewhat by midday, with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. A slight chance of drizzle is possible overnight Thursday into midday Friday, with mostly cloudy skies otherwise and highs again in the mid-70s. Storms are likely Friday night into Saturday morning.
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By Newport News Daily Press | April 9, 1992
NORFOLK, Va. -- A wet weather pattern expected to form soon in West Africa may trigger powerful hurricanes for two decades or more in coastal communities from Maine to Florida and along the Gulf of Mexico, say researchers.The weather pattern could bring a major hurricane every year to North America, as it did in the 1940s and 1950s, when heavy rains fell in West Africa, Colorado State University meteorologist William Gray said yesterday.From 1947 to 1969, during a period of wet weather in West Africa, 18 major hurricanes struck the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Ocean City officials have postponed the town's Fourth of July fireworks show by a day, saying Tropical Storm Arthur could challenge set-up efforts Friday. The display is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Saturday, instead of Friday. "Due to the passing storm and the probable residual effects of the weather, including wind and rain, it would be logistically challenging to hold the fireworks shows on Friday," Mayor Rick Meehan said in a statement. "We are expecting some wet weather on Thursday night and into Friday morning, which makes it nearly impossible to set-up the fireworks show on the beach in enough time for Friday night.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1996
Although game managers have not tallied the official kill numbers, the recently completed fall season for wild turkey in Western Maryland appears to have been off significantly, according to Game Program supervisor Tom Mathews of the Department of Natural Resources."
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1996
EASTON -- Where are they, the Big Boys of summer, the Better Boys, Ultra Girls, the Pik-Reds and Pik-Rites?Maryland's tomatoes, the crown jewel of summer's bounty, are still in the fields, green on the vine -- and they probably won't be ready to pick for another week or more.A cold spring, a wet June and too many cool summer nights have delayed this year's tomato harvest by as much as two weeks, say farmers on the Eastern Shore, where most of Maryland's tomatoes are grown."Some years, you ain't so damn lucky," said Jim Worm.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Sarah Pekkanen contributed to this article | May 31, 1998
The first 13 days of May were bad luck for garden store owners. Rain fell every day, driving customers indoors and muddying anticipated Mother's Day profits.Since then, the weather has been dry -- and the cash drawers have been as green as the flower beds, gardening merchants say.The month's streaks of downpour and dryness balanced each other out. Despite the wet start, the month ended with almost the average amount of rain for May, Scott Wendt, a meteorologist with Weather Central Inc. of Madison, Wis., said yesterday.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1999
The rains are back, and weather experts say the renewed rainfall in December and January has eased the lengthening drought in the Baltimore region."We're still on the dry side," said Robert Livezey, senior scientist at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction in Camp Springs. The soil remains short of water. But there is a promise of more wet weather. "This wasn't a flash in the pan," said Livezey.Weather instruments at Baltimore-Washington International Airport have recorded 3.55 inches of precipitation in January.
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January 19, 2003
Recent precipitation allows testing of wet weather soils The Carroll County Health Department has announced that because of recent precipitation, testing in wet weather soils can begin immediately. Maryland Sewage Disposal and Subdivision regulations require certain soil percolation and other tests to be conducted when the highest water table can be expected in the sewage disposal area. Levels usually are at their highest between Feb. 1 and April 30. Monitoring well and other data show that groundwater levels meet requirements for testing.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2004
The Anne Arundel County Council approved a $1.1 million bailout loan last night to the quasi-public agency that developed the 36-hole Compass Pointe golf course in Pasadena. Council members approved the loan to the Maryland Economic Development Corp. on a 6-0 vote. Most said they were reluctant to devote public money to a golf course but were afraid the county's bond rating would suffer if they did not back the project. "I feel like we've been put into a box," said Councilman Ronald C. Dillon Jr., a Republican whose district includes the golf course.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
A stalled rainy system is forecast to make for a wet and cool end to April, likely a third consecutive month with more than 4 inches of precipitation here. As much as 2-3 inches of rain could fall across Maryland over the next week, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration models . Rainfall so far this month is already above normal at 3.35 inches. Even before the rainy week ahead, showers and storms forecast Friday night could bring Baltimore's monthly total above 4 inches.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Scattered storms are expected throughout the day Thursday in the Baltimore area, with highs around 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The storms are part of the same system that brought tornadoes across the central U.S. earlier this week, including an EF-5 tornado in Moore, Okla., but they are not expected to be nearly as dangerous here. Storms are most likely from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to a weather service hazardous weather outlook.  Winds of 15-20 mph are expected, with stronger gusts possible if storms intensify.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2013
The beautiful weekend weather just couldn't last. While clear, sunny skies remain over New England, a low-pressure system spinning up from the Southeast has brought clouds over the mid-Atlantic. An area of high pressure that dominated from late last week through the weekend is now centered near Maine, slipping off the coast. The area had blocked clouds from moving into the region. "ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END...AND SO WE SAY FAREWELL TO THE FINE WX OF THE PAST FIVE DAYS," National Weather Service meteorologists wrote in a morning forecast discussion.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
Another wet, gloomy day is in the forecast in the Baltimore area Tuesday, with chances for rain and highs in the mid-60s expected, according to the National Weather Service. A coastal flood advisory is in effect for the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Another quarter of an inch of rain is possible throughout the day. At BWI Marshall Airport, 0.18 inches of rain fell Monday. A northeasterly flow of winds bringing ocean moisture is responsible for the wet weather, and is forecast to bring 5-10 mph breezes.
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By Kevin Rector and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
4:30 p.m. update: The flood watch for the Baltimore region has been canceled, though the coastal flood advisory remained in effect. Forecasters are calling for up to an inch of rainfall. Original post, as of 3 p.m.:  A high chance of rain throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening has caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for much of the Baltimore region, starting at 3 p.m. Streams and low-lying areas could flood, and minor tidal flooding is also possible, the weather service said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
It has been quite a stretch of ideal September weather in the Baltimore area, but it is expected to come to a wet end Monday night. Through Sunday, the region has seen eight consecutive days with highs between 75 degrees and 83 degrees and no rain, as measured at BWI Marshall Airport. Monday, for most of the day at least, should be no different -- a high of 76 degrees with sun and some clouds, gradually increasing throughout the day. Monday night, showers are expected to begin and to roll into a drenching Tuesday.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | March 29, 1994
This winter's ice storms and wet weather will tack a few extra months onto the construction timetable for the Route 100 connection with the Baltimore-Washington Expressway and Interstate 95."We're running a little behind," said Valerie Burnette, spokeswoman for the State Highway Administration. The link with I-95 is now expected to open in two years.Contractors on the 7-mile, $120 million four-lane highway extension have had to focus on sediment and erosion control during the wet weather.
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By Kathy Hudson | July 22, 2012
Because of the late June derecho, this is beginning to feel like the summer that wasn't. Many homeowners, neighborhood volunteers and leaders in Roland Park are still working to clean up and resolve problems created by the June 29 maelstrom in Baltimore. More storms and heavy rain add to the disruption. Almost three weeks after the derecho struck, a Thursday night storm on July 19 knocked out power to one of the leafy community's problem quadrants. Our Beechdale Road neighbors and others, for a total of about 59 households, were out of power again from 4 a.m. to near 11 p.m. Friday, July 20. These folks were also the ones whose power had not been restored for five days after the derecho darkened their homes and wiped out their refrigerators.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2011
Baltimore is being invaded by flying saucers - in fungal form. Airborne spores, driven by the summer's record rains, have been alighting in backyards, gardens, farm fields and forests throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (in short, wherever there is decaying organic matter), resulting in a bumper crop of ominous-looking mushrooms that are creeping out some homeowners. "There are some fungi that are actually alarming to people because they look weird or a little shocking, and they smell funny," says Ellen Nibali, a horticulturist with the University of Maryland Extension's Home & Garden Center.
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