Monday June 28 2021

The nation has two separate heat waves this week with very different magnitudes. The temperatures in the 90s in the eastern US is typical of our summer. The Pacific Northwest USA on the other hand has surpassed 100ºF,  with some of their highest readings on record on Sunday. Today will be hotter!

High Temperatures on Sunday



Pacific Northwest: Sunday Highs

Here is a closer look at Washington and Oregon. 

It is important to note that many areas in this region average high temperatures in the 70s. This will be more than 30 degrees ‘above normal’, and most homes do not have air conditioning.

  • Seattle, WA: 104ºF  This marked their highest temp on record. 
  • Eugene, OR: 111ºF The Olympic trials in Track and Field were delayed until evening. 
  • Portland, OR: Aiming for 115ºF today, will be hotter than Pheonix.




Mid Atlantic: Sunday Highs

Temps reached the lower 90s, with 80s by the water. It will turn much hotter over the next few days, but still nothing like the NW states. 





Morning Surface Weather

High Pressure continues to pump in heat for us. This also has blocked the pattern with persistent storms in the central US, where more flooding ill occur. 




Weather Almanac Today: 

Climate Data For Baltimore

Normal Low in Baltimore:  65ºF; Record 51ºF in 2007

Normal High in Baltimore: 85ºF, Record 99º F 2010



Afternoon Temperatures 




Chance of storms will be 20%.

I have been mentioning the poor performance of local model guidance.  Here is a different product, showing the activity mainly in the mountains between noon and 5 PM




Tuesday Afternoon





Looking Ahead


Heat will peak mid week, then settle back a little by Thursday and Friday. This weekend will be cooler or us. The Northwestern US heat will be pushed farther inland away from their coastal cities.




Heat Wave Watch

Record High (Baltimore)

  • June 28 (Monday) 99ºF in 2010
  • June 29 (Tuesday) 105ºF in 1934
  • June 30 (Wednesday) 100ºF in 1959
  • July 1 (Thursday) 103ºF in 1901
  • July 2 (Friday) 103ºF in 1901


7 Day Forecast




In Case You Missed It:

Amazing Video of Baltimore Lightning and Storm Photos


Earthquake in Woodlawn, MD on Friday


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.

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Sunshine State Of Mind



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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



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Ocean City

Dover DE

Southern Maryland

Patuxent River 

Washington DC





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