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23 June, 2015

All Hail Broke Loose Around Baltimore: Baseball size cut in half

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June 23 2015 – Severe storms were expected and did not disappoint. I wanted to focus this post on the large hail that erupted as the line of storms slipped […]

23 June, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11 PM: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia

By |June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

4:30 PM Update June 23 – Better late than never, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service- Storm Prediction Center to cover our entire region until 11 PM. This includes all of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.  Pay attention for individual warnings for cells that can further develop with winds exceeding 60 mph, large hail… even an isolated tornado. As of this post time, there was a tornado warning in Garrett County and there could be others. The timeline still suggests the biggest impact around I-95 close to 6 PM, then impacting southern Maryland and Virginia through the evening. I will b able to update most frequently during warnings via Twitter:[email protected]
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23 June, 2015

Storm Timeline: Watching Severe Thunderstorm Line Approach Maryland

By |June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

3:25 PM Update June 23 – I have been waiting for the Storm Prediction Center to post an expanded area for the Severe Thunderstorm Watch, but as of 3 PM they have not. The discussion and their own suggestion earlier was associated with this image.  Regardless of a ‘Watch’, the storm line has a history of warnings and is dropping south.  I should point out that local wind direction is from the southwest, which typically is less potent for immediate metro Baltimore, but still an issue for the northern suburbs. Then consider the dew points in the 70s plus air temperature in the 90s and there is plenty of fuel to feed this approaching line.  So we could still get warnings for individual cells that can further develop with winds exceeding 60 mph, large hail… even an isolated tornado. No other update other than the high resolution modeling radar simulation. The timeline is still similar across the region into the evening with biggest impact around I-95 around 6 PM.
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23 June, 2015

Severe Storm Radar Simulation June 23

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June 23 2015 – Mid-day Update – The actual temperature maybe slightly lower than the record (97F), but the heat index values have pushed the 100F mark in Maryland. Heat Advisories remain and we still have an enhanced severe storm risk today. As of this post time, much of Pennsylvania is listed under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch. That may be extended southward into Maryland as the threat of damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes spreads. There is plenty of fuel for the approaching cold front to act on, and the timeline for our local region beings early this afternoon and lasts through evening as we tack it into southern Maryland and the beaches. Here is a quick look at the simulated radar showing the timeline. […]

23 June, 2015

Heat Advisory, Near Record Heat, And Enhanced Risk For Severe Storms

By |June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

June 23 2015 – There is a lot to cover today: Near record heat plus high humidity has prompted this Heat Advisory for metro areas west of the Chesapeake Bay […]

22 June, 2015

Severe Storm Risk After Hottest Temps Of Year Tuesday

By |June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

You may have heard about the Derecho in the northern plains today. Perhaps you have seen the high clouds roll across the sky at sunset while trying to scope out […]

22 June, 2015

Solar Storm Reaches Severe Levels: Northern Lights Visible Tonight

By |June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

June 22, 2015 – NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Update:

The geomagnetic storm began as forecasted and quickly ramped up to severe (G4)  levels.  SWPC issued the G4 Alert at (2:58 pm EDT), after the storm slammed into Earth at (2:39 pm EDT). This is the same intensity level reached in March, 2015 during the St. Patrick’s Day storm.  This is the very early stages of an event that will play out over many hours, with SWPC forecasting continuing storm level intensities into tomorrow.  In Europe watchers should be looking for the aurora now and there is hope for those over the US tonight. […]

21 June, 2015

Incredible Lightning Video, Storm Recap: Summer Solstice and Father’s Day Cleanup

By |June 21st, 2015|1 Comment

June 21 2015 – Tropical Depression Bill is gone, but left quite a mess of flooding rain and damaging wind across our region.  Today is the summer solstice, making it […]

20 June, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Watch And Flash Flood Watch: Bill Arrives Tonight

By |June 20th, 2015|0 Comments

June 20, 2015 – Tropical Depression Bill arrives tonight, crossing Baltimore around midnight. The circulation aloft will be responsible for individual storms possibly developing winds up to 60 mph, large hail (quarter size), and an isolated tornado. It would have been worse if this during the afternoon, but the path of the remnant core is locked for a bulk hit with some enhancement feeding in off of the Chesapeake Bay. The humid air in place will also provide the moisture for 2 to 4 inches of rain. The good news, most of this will be moving out at daybreak, and Father’s Day will see an improvement. Please read on for the latest radar and satellite loops. This still looks impressive and it was still over water, would have been a true beast!  Also compare two simulated radars showing the timing of the prime hit.
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20 June, 2015

Bike Like A Girl: Ride Across America (RAAM) From CA to Annapolis

By |June 20th, 2015|0 Comments

June 20 2015 – Imagine trying to plan for the weather conditions from coastal California to Annapolis, MD while navigating the terrain in one week. That is the week ahead […]