Thursday August 30 2018

Here we go again! The morning starts off with most areas showing temperatures in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Today marks the date of the coolest August temperature in Baltimore back in 1986 (45ºF). This afternoon will NOT be as hot, but it will remain very humid.  The good news is that the cold front that will end this heat wave is closer. That will trigger storms this afternoon with a focus on the Virginia mountains. We could wake up to showers Friday and then be in and out of it into the Labor Day Weekend. That may make for a tough call for your plans, but the silver lining may show Monday as the best day this weekend.

Check out this weather history trivia:

Two distinct late August Heat Waves in Baltimore that stand out from 1948 and 1953. 

Date Year Record High Temperature
August 26 1948 101ºF
August 27 1948 102ºF
August 28 1948 101ºF
August 29 1953 100ºF
August 30 1953 101ºF
August 31 1953 102ºF

Now look at the record cold for late August in the mid 1980s

Date Year Record Low Temperature
August 27 1985 53ºF
August 28 1986 48ºF
August 29 1986 47ºF
August 30 1986 45ºF*
August 31 1986 49ºF

August 30 1986 was the coolest temperature recorded for the month.


Local Weather Stats For August 30 in Baltimore

Average High:  83ºF

Record High: 101ºF in 1953

Average  Low: 63ºF

Record Low: 45ºF in 1986

Sunrise: 6:32 AM

Sunset 7:41 PM

*Daylight = 2:26 shorter than yesterday 

*Bay Water Temperature = 81ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House

Morning Snapshot

Very warm and muggy again. Many areas near 80ºF before sunrise!

Surface Weather: 

That cold front will mark the change to cooler weather this weekend, but also storms. It is not very active this morning yet will be the trigger for afternoon and evening thunderstorms.


Morning Satellite Loop

The front is not very active but will turn storm this afternoon


Radar Simulation —> slider

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Afternoon High Temperatures

Less heat but still very humid will make it feel like the mid 90s


Weekend Rain Outlook

We may wake up to showers Friday morning, then mostly afternoon storms erupting over the weekend.  There may be a lull on Monday as the front stalls and weakens.


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