Saturday August 1 2020
We just finished the hottest month on record in Baltimore with the coolest day of that month. No rest for the weary, as the humidity is still with us and we have one more very hot day this weekend. In between a few scattered showers and storms.
All eyes on Hurricane Isaias, which will impact Florida this weekend, then head up the coast. Below is the latest info and update on the storm track. I will follow up with a more detailed local look for our region in my next post.
Morning Set Up
- Today: Muggy, Scattered shower. Highs in the 80s
- Overnight: Band of showers into early Sunday. Muggy lows in the 70s
- Sunday: Hot Again! 90s, with scattered storms later in the day north of Baltimore. Then at night in metro areas.
- Isaias: Should be a down to a Tropical Storm when it arrives with rain Tuesday.
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Climate Report Today
Record Rainfall set in Baltimore at BWI
See the Weather Observations and Climate Report from this morning for more info about:
🌡 Climate data today
🗺 Weather Map
☀️ Sunrise and sunset times
🌙 Moon phase
Recorded High Temperatures at Baltimore’s BWI
SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT…1200 UTC…INFORMATION
- LOCATION…24.3N 77.5W ABOUT 20 MI…30 KM E OF ANDROS ISLAND BAHAMAS
- ABOUT 50 MI…85 KM S OF NASSAU BAHAMAS
- MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
- PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
- MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…987 MB…29.15 INCHES
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Boca Raton to the Volusia/Flagler County Line Florida * Northwestern Bahamas A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Hallandale Beach to south of Boca Raton Florida A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for... * Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach Florida A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * North of Ocean Reef to south of Boca Raton Florida * Lake Okeechobee A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Volusia/Flagler County Line to Ponte Vedra Beach Florida
About That Forecast Up The East Coast…
The overnight models did shift back east a little, and I expect it may a little more.
It’s important to note that if this makes landfall in North Carolina, it will lost intensity inland. This forecast track could bring heavy rain to Maryland, but the winds will NOT be hurricane force.
The ‘official’ track from the National Hurricane Center takes the core of the Low east of Ocean City. There is still a wide ‘cone of uncertainty’. This is in part due to some models still passing the storm to our west.
The European and GFS Models are tracking the low to the west, but the timing is way off. This shows the lack of agreement still.
The GFS shows a pass Tuesday Morning
The European Model is Tuesday Night
Back To The National Hurricane Center Forecast
The core of the Hurricane is expected to pass east of Florida, then inland across North Carolina. At this point it should weaken to a Tropical Storm.
This shows a 30% chance for Tropical Storm Winds for Ocean City (on Tuesday).
I will have a closer look at our local impacts from Isaias later today.