Sunday May 9

The clouds have returned, capping in the chilly air. But the atmosphere is more stable than yesterday.  The risk of showers this morning through mid day will be highest west and north of the cities. 

A cloudy forecast tonight may push the rocket launch back another day.

Morning Temperatures

Last year the record low temperature was set in Baltimore at 34ºF



Morning Surface Weather 





Rain Simulation: 8 AM to 8 PM

Some drizzle is possible this morning that does not show on radar.

This band of rain may clip some metro areas through mid day, but most of the central and southern part of our region should be dry.



Weather Almanac: Climate Data For Baltimore

Normal Low in Baltimore: 50ºF; Record 34ºF in 2020

Normal High in Baltimore: 72ºF, Record 93ºF 1963


Temperatures Afternoon

Most will be 10 to 15 degrees below average 



Rocket Launch Weather

If it is OK to wish for a delay, this would be one of those days.  The reason: Too many clouds would keep us from seeing the artificial aurora display. 

Model guidance forecast has most of our region shrouded in clouds. This includes around the Wallops Island Launch Pad. That may be one reason this attempt may get postponed.

Yesterday, upper level winds were unfavorable.  This evening winds aloft at some altitudes may still be strong.  I do not have the limits for restrictions, but I will address that in an update on that later.



Rocket Launch: Third Attempt




Temperature Outlook

Chilly temps with highs remaining in the 60s through next week.




Sunshine State Of Mind

I am done with the cold and snow (for the season). I am embracing my wife’s mantra of Sunshine State of Mind.

This was designed by Shannon Berk and we will be wearing it through spring and to the beach.

Double Benefit: Proceeds will be split between our nonprofit Just In Power Kids and the development of my new weather website. That has been scheduled to be ready to launch in May.

Sunshine State Of Mind



14 Local Maryland Pages (and York PA)

We have made a page for Maryland Weather which gives you the current conditions for 14 present area locations.

Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland



Bel Air

Carroll County/Westminster




Ocean City

Dover DE

Southern Maryland

Patuxent River 

Washington DC





National Weather Service Adds Maryland Cecil And Garrett Counties




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