Saturday July 22

Today is another day with a Heat Advisory issued for much of central and southern Maryland. Temperatures will reach the low to mid 90s as Heat Index values will reach 100ºF or higher. The difference today is that there will be support aloft to act on the heart and develop strong storms. Friday brought 150 reports of severe storms and today the energy moves our way.  These will have a chance to turn severe, with winds over 60 mph, large hail over 1 inch diameter, and an isolated tornado. Any of these storms can have dangerous lighting and local flooding. See the radar simulation below…

Stats:

  • 93ºF  Thursday’s High at BWI
  • 87ºF Normal High today
  • 106ºF Record High in 2011
  • 5:59 AM Sunrise
  • 8:27 PM Sunset

Radar Simulation

Suggested timeline and track for storms today

Mid afternoon and evening should feature a few rounds of storms. The action is expected to reach Ocean City after sunset.

More Tomorrow

 

Outlook:

Monday may bring another round of storms as the heat hangs on one more day. The pattern change will be noticeable by Tuesday, as temps drop back into the 80s and we lower the humidity for the rest of next week.

 

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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.