Thursday July 20

The plain and ugly truth is that there is not much good about the weather today. Baltimore hit 96ºF yesterday, and the heat is building along with the humidity and pollution today! A Heat Advisory has been issued for urban areas between Washington and Baltimore. The Philadelphia area is under an Excessive Heat Warning. These areas will have heat index values over 100ºF. The suburbs not shaded will still feel very uncomfortable, but might just fall below the threshold for this advisory.

Notes:

96ºF  Tuesday’s High at BWI

87ºF Normal High today

102ºF Record High for July 20 was set in 1930

5:57 AM Sunrise

8:29 PM Sunset

Temperatures and Heat Index Forecast

 

Air Quality Alert

There is also a Code Orange for much of the region based on building pollution that can be irritating to those with sensitive breathing issues.

 

Storm Risk?

Once again the best chance for storms developing and growing into severe limits will be well northwest. But that does not rule out isolated chance for us (20%)

Scattered Storms: Radar Simulation —> slider

Due to the stagnant air mass and high heat, storms may develop… but will pop up and drift in various directions. We can only wait for them to form and then start to track them. This slider is just an idea of how that might happen. It is not precise in timing or location.

 

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.

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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

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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.