Wednesday May 17 – Today is the day our temps jump to summer levels. A mostly sunny sky and shift of winds will allow us to heavy up in a hurry. How hot may be the question, and that may be subject to where you are. But using Baltimore’s BWI as the center point of our region, here is the comparison of three models projection for today. If you want to take your guess, go back (to Facebook or Twitter) and let me know what you think will be the final number for today.  Note that it is for official thermometers, not your car or local bank sign.

We have a few more days of this… It maybe hotter tomorrow and we hang on to it, with more humidity and storms on Friday. Then a cooler wind this weekend will bring us more clouds and temps in the 70s for Preakness.

Compare to Record Highs (for Baltimore)

  • May 17 = 93ºF in 1896
  • May 18 =  97ºF in 1962

Today’s Heat: Model Comparison



The GFS Model seems to be suggesting a Bay Breeze to stay cooler

Tracking T’Storms Thursday and Friday

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Temperature Outlook


Maryland Trek 2017

Be part of my 4th annual hike and bike across Maryland this August. See my trek page and sign up for information to do one day, the whole week, or even sponsor this great event.

Milestones this year:

  • I will do my 1000th mile
  • We aim to reach $100,000 for Cool Kids Campaign

Get the award winning Kid Weather App I made with my oldest son and support our love for science, weather, and technology. Our 3 year anniversary of the release and our contribution to STEM education is this November. It has been downloaded in 60 countries, and works in both temperature scales. With your support we can expand on the fun introduction to science and real weather.

Please share your thoughts, best weather pics/video, or just keep in touch via social media

Faith in the Flakes

The store is closing for the season. Next week we wil be shifting back to spring mode. This will include a severe weather STEM assembly program.