Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Temperatures are expected to approach 90 degrees.
What happened to spring? The National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature of 88 degrees today and, according to the forecast discussion, it will really be closer to 90 in the Baltimore-Washington Metro area. If we do hit 90 degrees, the we'll set a new record. The hottest April 10 on record is 89 degrees in 1922, according to NWS. Along with the heat, in a hazardous weather outlook for Howard County, NWS warns of possible isolated thunderstorms in the area this afternoon and evening. The thunderstorms could bring fast winds and large hail, according to NWS, so be careful. Spring may return later this week as a "cold front" brings temperatures back down to the mid-60s.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The approaching weather looks hazardous, according to the National Weather Service.
Strong showers and thunderstorms are on the way, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), and they may bring with them additional severe weather. In its hazardous weather statement, NWS warns that the approaching storms may cause localized flash flooding, damaging winds and even isolated tornadoes. NWS issued a tornado watch for eastern and central Maryland counties at 10:55 a.m. this morning. The worst of the storms is expected Tuesday afternoon – sometime between noon and 6 p.m., according to NWS. In a statement issued Tuesday morning, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) wrote that wind gusts could damage overhead and underground equipment, causing power outages. "As BGE and our field crews prepare to respond to weather-…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The National Weather Service has the following alert.
Keep an eye on the skies Tuesday, as forecasters are warning of more severe weather in the area. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected across Maryland, including Howard and Carroll counties. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. The cause, according to the National Weather Service, is a slow-moving cold front pushing through the area. "Some storms will become severe and will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and possibly large hail," the service cautions. A high of 96° is expected this afternoon.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Don't drive your vehicle into standing water, officials advise.
UPDATE 1:25 a.m.: The flood warning has been extended until 3:45 a.m. and now covers central Howard County, said the National Weather Service, which reported that streams were continuing to rise and would gradually recede over the course of the evening. "DPW's Bureau of Highways continues to tackle debris cleanup this evening," said Howard County Government on Facebook. "As a result of the severe storms and flooding, some roadways may have standing water and debris that will be difficult to see during nighttime hours. Please drive w/ caution and be safe!" UPDATE 12:55 a.m.: A flood warning remains in effect until 3:15 a.m. for northwestern Howard County, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service said a number of roads…
Friday, July 8, 2011
Storms damaged and flooded the region last night. Round two comes this afternoon.
With the National Weather Service calling for possible hail, rain and high winds, the Maryland State Highway Administration is warning commuters to take the time to drive safely around central Maryland. SHA tweeted at noon on Friday, “Major storms expected throughout MD during p.m. rush hours. Plan ahead and allow extra travel time this afternoon.” Southwest Baltimore County bore the brunt of Thursday’s storm, with several houses flooding a losing roofs around Halethorpe. According to NWS, there is an 80 percent chance of precipitation Friday afternoon, turning into a 90 percent chance of precipitation with showers and thunderstorms into early Saturday. Howard County Police spokesperson Elizabeth Schroen said a couple of trees went down …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Head into the day a little more informed.
Let's cut to the chase. It's going to be hot again today. Very hot. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature of 94 degrees. That's not including the heat index, which pushes it up to about 105 degrees. Find an air conditioned place and stay there. (That's my advice and NWS's advice). There's also a 50 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Today marks the beginning of hurricane season. The last hurricanes to affect Maryland were in 2004: Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. They brought flooding and tornadoes to the central and western part of the state. But they were also all in September, so hopefully we have a few months before we have to worry. Centennial High School seniors must settle their obligations today (…
Monday, May 23, 2011
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Howard County.
The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm watch for Howard County, in effect until 6 p.m. What's the difference between a thunderstorm and a severe thunderstorm? The latter brings with it not just thunder, lightning and rain, but a tornado, winds of at least 58 mph and or hail at least 3/4 of an inch in diameter. NWS issues a severe thunderstorm watch when "conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area." So it hasn't developed yet, but the conditions are there and rain is predicted to start before 9 p.m. According to the forecast, damaging winds are a prime concern this evening, but hail is not as likely because of the warm air. On top of the threat of tornadoes, …