Thursday May 30 2019

Here we go again! The Storm Prediction Center has our region in the Slight Risk category for storms to turn severe today. This term may be misleading. We will have multiple rounds of storms developing after 2 PM through the evening. Many of these will have the ability to turn severe. What is most important is that we consider the risk area has dropped south a little to cover more of central Maryland.

Timing Today:

  • After 2 PM Central MD and Southern PA
  • After 4 PM Eastern Shore and Delmarva
  • After 6 PM Beaches

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Severe Storm Risk Thursday

Severe Storm Qualifier:

  • Winds over 58 mph
  • Large hail over 1 inch diameter
  • Isolated Tornados

Please note that as we get closer, these are potential alerts to be issued.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch: A broad area and window with a 4 to 6 hour time frame. This means it MIGHT happen.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: A focused area like a county usually with a 30 to 60 minute time frame. This means it IS HAPPENING NOW.

Tornado Warning: A focused area and time frame. This would list towns in a likely path within a 15 to 45 minute window.



I do not like to focus on the southern line as we saw the past few days. Some severe storms did break out south of the Watch area and risk region. So we all must be on the lookout and keep checking for updates as the storms develop.

Damage in Baltimore County will be investigated today to confirm if it was a tornado or microburst.

This will be an abbreviated post a I am still without power. I need to conserve battery on my computer until I can get more fuel for my generator or real power is restored. 


Wider View


Morning Set Up

The stationary front in PA has been very active and will drop south today. The main event in the mid west will be pushing to the east to ignite multiple rounds of storms this afternoon and evening.


IR Satellite Loop

4 hours ending 6:16 AM


Local Weather Stats: Thursday May 30, 2019 in Baltimore

Wednesday brought a high temperature of 94ºF to BWI. Today will be near 90ºF again.

Average High:  78ºF

Record High: 98ºF in 2011

Average  Low: 57ºF

Record Low:  38ºF in 1996

Sunrise: 5:43 AM

Sunset 8:27 PM  

*Daylight = 1:14 longer than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 72ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House 


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This model is the best guidance for today, but it is far from perfect! Yesterday there was a clear error in the storms verifying about 1 hour earlier than shown in the timeline.

We need to watch after 2 PM for development to track multiple cells through the evening.

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