Friday May 24 2019
The storms that blew through yesterday lived up the the expectations. The bulk of the energy came through Howard County central Maryland around 3:30 PM. Howard County Public Schools made a great decision to keep kids and delay the buses. I think the lesson was learned from the Baltimore County event. The National Weather Service has already confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado. That has winds between 86 mph and 110 mph. Today, there will a survey to confirm the precise path and wind intensity. But many trees have been knocked down bear Broken Land Parkway.
Here is the Doppler Radar Velocity Scan loop, showing a distinct tornado vortex signature over Columbia around 3:32 PM
First Hand Damage Report
From Marcia Balmadier: Wires beginning on Pindell School Road bear Guilford, then crossing as far wide as Freetown near atholton HS and west of my street which is Shadow Lane. Lots of damage!!!
Photo of the Day
John Taylor captured this from the top of the parking lot at the Columbia Mall. The green color within the shelf cloud is an indication of hail
Local Weather Stats For May 24, 2019 in Baltimore
Average High: 76ºF
Record High: 93ºF in 1933
Average Low: 55ºF
Record Low: 41ºF in 1963
Sunrise: 5:46 AM
Sunset 8:20 PM
*Daylight = 1:30 longer than yesterday
*Bay Water Temperature = 66ºF at Thomas Pt. Light House
Cooler and less humid air is moving in today.
High Temperatures Today
We should range between the mid 70s to near 80ºF.
Low Temperatures Saturday
High Temperatures Saturday
This model is among the coolest. We should still range between the mid 70s to near 80ºF in metro and southern areas.
Saturday Evening Showers
More active weather in the mountains. Some may cross east into Frederick and Carroll Counties in the evening.
There is a chance for scattered showers, more likely in the mountains. The best chance for widespread storms will be Sunday evening.
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