Friday August 21 2020

Something strange is afoot at the Circle K.  Locally the humidity returns for us, brining back more heat and some showers and storms into the weekend. Nothing unusual about that, and I have the local rain timeline below.

But all eyes on two developing tropical cyclones are expected to be named shorty and enter The Gulf of Mexico at the same time early next week.

What first appeared to possibly tropical storms, they could both be hurricanes. If so, that has never happened on record. Check this out:

Tropical Satellite

It is a race to name the storms. T.D. 13 has strong enough winds, but a clear center. T.D. 14 has a center but the winds are not there yet (39 mph).  The next two names will be Laura and Marco.

August 21 tropical storm satellite Friday morning


Forecast Winds At Least Tropical Storm Force

National Hurricane Center forecast product.

Only TWO times in recorded history were there two cyclones in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time of at least tropical storm strength (winds 39 mph +):

  • September 5, 1933 (Treasure Coast & Cuba-Brownsville)
  • June 18, 1959 (Unnamed and Beulah)

There were NEVER two hurricanes reported in the Gulf at the same time.

August 21 tropical storm wind forecsat Gulf

Local Weather

Friday Afternoon Temperatures 

August 21 weather high temperatures Friday


Radar Simulation —> slider

Storms will develop in the mountains to our west today and souther PA this evening. Overnight and early Saturday rain will spread through central Maryland.

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Saturday Afternoon: Scattered Afternoon T’Showers

We should get partial clearing during the day, then a few spotty showers and thunderstorms develop in the afternoon.

August 21 weather rain storm Saturday 5 PM



Temperature Outlook

August 21 weather temperature outlook Friday


This is still a work in progress, but please check out these interactive pages:

Maryland Weather 

Maryland Weather Page

I wanted to keep it simple. Just the basics for a quick view at any time.

Maryland Weather Just In Weather

14 Local Maryland Pages (and York PA)

We have made a page for Maryland Weather which gives you the current conditions for 14 present area locations. Many of these match up with the spots on our route.  Please use this list below are reference. I will include them daily with my articles on the kids.

Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland
Southern Maryland




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2020 Tropical Storm and Hurricane Names and Naming History

Tropical Storm Hurricane History


Atlantic Tropical History: Maps of Origin Regions Every 10 Days

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Record Hottest Month in Baltimore July 2020


Comet NEOWISE Viewing All July (photos/video)

Comet NEOWISE Bob Gelety


Maryland Strong Love ❤️ 

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Also See:

Double Solar Halo

Double solar halo June 8


Derecho Crosses PA and NJ June 3: Full Radar Loop

June 3 Derecho Storm Report Map


New Video Series: What is this cloud?

Episode 3: Morning Glory at sunrise on the beach in North Carolina





Also See:





Water Spout OR Scud Cloud on videos and photos near Middle River Maryland


Other  Links:

Was Your County Not Included?

Click this map for more on the regional forecast zones


Baltimore Weather At BWI May Not Be As Hot As Reported

Construction at the airport close to the weather station may be added artificial heat. Click here or the image for the details.




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