Wednesday July 21 2021

The short version of today’s weather is that it is still smokey and it will end with a cold front.  The Air Quality has prompted Code Orange for central Maryland through Delmarva.  The cold front may produce strong to severe storms.  The good news is that tomorrow will be MUCH BETTER!

Code Orange: Poor Air Quality!

For what it is worth, I am in training for Maryland Trek 8. I am use to being outside in the heat for many hours. But today my training will be indoors.  I felt the smoke yesterday, and it’s not worth the risk. I encourage you to consider limiting your time outside as well… just for today. Air quality will improve tomorrow.



Smoke Forecast:

This smoke will peak mid day and early afternoon, but clear out with the cold front. 

You may actually smell smoke at some point just before or as the front passes.



Severe Storm Outlook

The risk for storms to turn severe will be depend on the timing. The front will pass through mid day as it is growing stronger as the move farther east.



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Reminder that this product continues to underperform. So we may see more activity than shown here.  The timing may also be 1 to 2 hours earlier. So please add that buffer to this timeline. 

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Weather Almanac: Climate Data

TODAY July 21

Normal Low in Baltimore:  67ºF

Record 53ºF in 1966


Normal High in Baltimore: 87ºF

Record 104º F 1930


Morning Surface Weather

The timing of this cold front will determine when the line of storms will pass, and where it will be more robust.

The new air mass is also from Canada, but has a dramatic drop in smoke.



Afternoon Temperature Forecast


Thursday Temperatures 








7 Day Forecast



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