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03/14/2017 01:31 PM
Maryland snow: Light Rail reopens after service outage in Baltimore, delays at BWI

Maryland transportation officials urged motorists to avoid driving Tuesday, while the state's major airport was dealing with delays and Baltimore's Light Rail service was shut down for hours.

The initial forecasts Monday called for more snow than eventually fell across much of the Baltimore metro...

03/14/2017 08:30 PM
Maryland snow: Storm leaves icy glaze and travel hazards

Samuel Grant Jr. and Anthony Finney were among the first Baltimore snowplow operators salting roads Monday night and clearing snow and ice as the storm grounded airline flights, caused power outages and closed schools across the region.

"Last night was not bad," Grant said.

And, as the team began...

03/13/2017 10:10 PM
State of emergency declared as snow hits Maryland

In a winter that has produced record-high temperatures and springlike days, Baltimore residents prepared Monday for an overnight storm expected to blanket the Mid-Atlantic with the highest snow totals of the season.

More than 100 flights at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport were canceled, some schools...

03/13/2017 12:59 PM
Maryland snow: What the meteorologists say will happen

The National Weather Service is calling for up to — and beyond, in some rural locations — a foot of snow between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.

Exactly how much will fall in your neighborhood or between home and work is up in the air.

But, local weather forecasters are doing their best to...

03/12/2017 04:43 PM
Winter storm warning issued for parts of Baltimore region on Monday and Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and a watch for the greater Baltimore region and much of the mid-Atlantic beginning Monday afternoon in advance of a storm that could bring the region’s first significant snow of the season.The weather service predicted Sunday that...

03/12/2017 01:06 PM
After closing due to warm temps, Wisp Resort hints it might reopen

Western Maryland's Wisp Resort called an early end to the season last month amid record high temperatures and near-record low snow totals.

But this weekend the Garrett County skiing attraction hinted it might reconsider, posting Saturday on its website ...

"Something's brewing at Wisp Resort. ......

03/11/2017 09:32 PM
Cold snap threatens cherry blossom bloom in D.C.

An unusually warm February followed by a looming burst of cold weather could threaten the famous bloom of cherry blossoms in the nation's capital.

Forecasts call for low temperatures Sunday of 25 degrees in Washington, followed by a possible snowstorm on Monday.

The cold weather is a problem because...

03/10/2017 07:23 PM
Friday's dusting of snow ushering in frigid air, setting stage for potentially significant storm

Anywhere from a dusting to as much 2 inches of snow fell across the region Friday, marking a return of wintry weather that could culminate in a significant storm early next week.

A relatively weak low-pressure system was responsible for half an inch of snowfall in Northwest Baltimore, an inch in...

03/09/2017 02:40 PM
Drought warning issued across Central Maryland

Central Maryland is under a drought warning, with unusually dry conditions already present across most of the state.

The Maryland Department of the Environment issued the warning Thursday, saying it will begin more closely monitoring water supply conditions for those who rely on wells.

The warning...

03/08/2017 08:40 PM
National Park Service pushes back cherry blossom prediction in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — The predicted peak blooming period for this year's cherry blossom season in Washington is being pushed back.

National Park Service officials announced last week that the peak bloom was expected between March 14 and March 17.

On Wednesday, National Park Service officials said on...

03/05/2017 07:56 PM
Gardeners reflect on early spring at Maryland Home and Garden Show

Almost all of Krista Mooney's spring bulbs have bloomed, but the early arrival of springlike weather has left them strangely stunted.

"They're blooming and they're not going to last as long as they normally would," the 53-year-old Parkville woman said Sunday at the Maryland Home and Garden Show...

03/04/2017 10:23 PM
Cold spell expected to continue through Monday

March will continue its cold start through the weekend, with temperatures well below what is typical for this time of year.

Temperatures are expected to dip overnight to 18 degrees at BWI-Marshall Airport and 22 degrees in downtown Baltimore. That is about 15 degrees colder than normal, said Kevin...

03/02/2017 06:41 PM
Light snow forecast Friday, possibly knocking winter to No. 2 on least-snowy list

A dusting of snow could coat grassy surfaces across the Baltimore region Friday as a burst of cold interrupts what has been an early start to spring.

If any measurable snow falls at the region's point of record, BWI Marshall Airport, it would knock this winter out of a tie for the region's least...

03/02/2017 12:26 PM
High winds bring tree crashing down on Towson home

The whipping winds overnight in the Baltimore area brought a large tree crashing down into the master bedroom of a 2.5-story, 138-year-old home in Towson overnight.

Marilyn Albert McKhann, who lives with her husband in the 4,600-square-foot home on Montrose Avenue near the Greater Baltimore Medical...

03/02/2017 10:33 AM
Spring is here weeks early, but hard freezes in forecast

Spring is more or less already here, based on measurements of first leaf growth around the region. But hard freezes threaten vulnerable plants this weekend.

Data collected by the National Phenology Network shows that buds are swelling and leaves sprouting across the southeastern quadrant of the...

03/02/2017 09:52 AM
Severe storms cause widespread wind damage; one injured at Social Security in Woodlawn

Severe storms brought wind gusts upwards of 60 mph Wednesday afternoon, downing trees and power lines, tearing off siding and shingles and breaking windows.

A person was injured when a gust tore a satellite dish and part of the roof from a building on the Social Security campus in Woodlawn, agency...

02/28/2017 06:01 PM
February ends as Baltimore's warmest on record

Baltimore likely set a new mark for its warmest February on record this month, based on preliminary data from the National Weather Service.

With a high of 65 degrees and low of 40 degrees Tuesday, the 11th day to hit at least the 60s since Feb. 6, the month finished nearly 8.5 degrees warmer than...

02/27/2017 03:22 PM
'In like a lion:' Near-record warmth, storms, snow chance forecast this week

At least the first half of the adage "in like a lion, out like a lamb" will ring true this March in Baltimore.

A warm-up to near-record highs followed by a long-awaited but still slim chance of snow are in the forecast this week.

A gradual warming is expected in the first half of the week. Highs...

02/26/2017 09:23 PM
Rare February tornado confirmed in Charles County Saturday

A tornado was confirmed to have touched down in Charles County on Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

The tornado was classified as a lower-intensity EF1 with winds of 90 miles per hour. The tornado toppled trees in its path and caused some property damage, but no injuries were reported.


02/23/2017 05:49 PM
Baltimore hits 77 degrees, just missing 143-year-old record

Baltimore hit 77 degrees Thursday afternoon, its warmest temperature since the fall and one degree from tying a 143-year-old record.

The National Weather Service reported the high temperature was reached at 3:38 p.m. at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region's...

02/24/2017 11:00 AM
Can TRAPPIST-1 be seen in the night sky?

TRAPPIST-1 and its newly discovered seven orbiting planets are a relatively close 39 light years away, so can the star be seen in the night sky?

Not without a powerful telescope.

The star can be found within the constellation Aquarius, but as a red dwarf star, it is relatively dim in the portion...

02/24/2017 08:00 AM
Meteorologists warn boaters of sudden 40 mph wind gusts Saturday

Boaters out enjoying the early spring weather on Saturday should beware line of sudden 40 mph wind gusts and frigid waters, the National Weather Service warns.

A cold front is expected to cross the region during the afternoon hours, bringing with it the strong winds from the northwest.

The danger...

02/22/2017 06:06 PM
No flakes: Baltimore could tie record-low snowfall, meteorologists say

When the meteorological winter ends next week, Baltimore's snowfall tally is expected to remain at less than an inch — tying the region for its least snowy season on record.

A largely tranquil weather pattern and simple good fortune have created what meteorologists jokingly referred to as a "snow...

02/19/2017 05:59 PM
'Everybody who lives in the city is currently outside': Baltimore crowds enjoy spring-like weather

By Sunday, winter had given up entirely.

The Inner Harbor reached 71 degrees, an average for April. Baltimore was warmer Sunday than Atlanta, and an Inner Harbor breeze swept the clouds into one corner of robin egg sky.

For the second day, tourists and Maryland families crowded the harbor to celebrate...

02/13/2017 10:59 AM
Strong winds that toppled trees, trucks to continue this morning in Maryland

High winds are forecast across Maryland for much of Monday after gusts overnight left some residents without power, took down trees and power lines, and toppled tractor trailers on Interstate 95.

Severe storms moved through the region late Sunday with gusts above 60 miles per hour in some places,...

02/13/2017 12:09 AM
Severe weather hits Maryland; strong winds forecast through Monday

A severe thunderstorm system moved through the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area late Sunday night, with wind gusts exceeding 60 mph in some spots. The potential for strong winds is expected to remain through Monday evening.

The National Weather Service announced the severe weather statement...

02/09/2017 11:52 AM
Wind, cold temps here to stay Thursday after snow falls in Maryland

A wind advisory has been issued for the Baltimore area and temperatures are forecasted to drop tonight.

The wind advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. for areas including the city and Anne Arundel and Harford counties, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts could reach up to 45 mph.


02/01/2017 09:53 AM
January was Baltimore's mildest, least snowy in more than a decade

Last month was Baltimore's warmest January since 2006, and its least snowy since 2005.

Temperatures averaged 39 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region's point of record. That is more than 6 degrees above normal.

The last time temperatures were as warm...

02/01/2017 08:00 AM
Spring's arrival predicted on Feb. 2 since long before first Groundhog Day

The history of Groundhog Day is linked to winter's midpoint.

We are about halfway between the winter solstice, which came Dec. 21, and the vernal equinox, which comes March 20 this year, a point known as a cross-quarter day. (Halloween is another cross-quarter day we still celebrate.)

Well before...

01/30/2017 02:14 PM
Baltimore County schools cancel afternoon activities, snow possible overnight

Snow during the late morning and early afternoon Monday prompted Baltimore County Public Schools to cancel afternoon and evening activities.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for Monday into Tuesday for much of the Baltimore metropolitan area. The warning called for...

01/30/2017 06:34 AM
Snow delays some schools in Southern Maryland, dusts Baltimore region

Baltimore's suburbs saw a dusting of snow overnight while Southern Maryland saw enough snow to delay schools Monday morning.

Schools are delayed in nine counties in western and southern Maryland, as well as on the lower Eastern Shore.

A light snowfall began after dark Sunday and continued into...

01/28/2017 08:38 AM
Snow drought could end late Sunday, 'but nothing huge'

Some snow showers could fall Sunday night or before the Monday morning commute.

A fast-moving low-pressure system is expected to sweep down from central Canada, but no significant accumulation is expected, said Kevin Witt, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

“It could give us a chance...

01/24/2017 09:49 AM
Strong wind uproots trees in Columbia Monday

Strong winds and rain caused a large tree to fall and crash through the roof of an unoccupied Columbia home on Monday, while another fell into the neighborhood's cul-de-sac.

Howard County fire department spokeswoman Maria Hogg said the tree that hit the house in 10400 block of Schoolmaster Place...

01/23/2017 11:01 AM
Winter on pace to be Baltimore's least snowy in two decades

One year after a record-setting blizzard, Baltimore is on pace for its least snowy winter since 1995, with less than an inch so far and mild temperatures in the forecast.

There has been 0.7 inches of snow so far this winter at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, all of...

01/23/2017 09:05 AM
Wind warnings in place on Maryland bridges Monday

The storm that dampened the Monday morning commute is also bringing heavy winds responsible for warnings on four Maryland bridges.

The Maryland Transportation Authority said Monday morning that wind warnings are in place on the Bay, Key, Tydings and Hatem bridges. Such warnings are in place when...

01/19/2017 05:25 PM
Mild, wet weather forecast for inauguration, march

A mild and damp weekend is forecast in Washington for the inauguration of incoming President Donald Trump.

Temperatures for Friday's ceremonies are forecast in the 40s, with afternoon highs in the upper 40s. A light but steady rain is expected throughout the day.

It will likely be one of the milder...

01/18/2017 11:00 AM
2016 sets new mark as Earth's warmest year on record

For a third consecutive year, Earth has set a new mark for global warmth.

The average temperature around the planet in 2016 was 1.69 degrees above the 20th century average, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information's State of the Climate Report.

That was 0.07 degrees warmer...

01/14/2017 08:35 AM
Region readies for another coating of snow and ice Saturday

An ice storm stretching across half the country could bring a mix of snow, ice and rain to Baltimore on Saturday.

Half an inch to an inch of snow, and anywhere from a few hundredths of an inch to a tenth of an inch of ice, are expected across Maryland, according to the National Weather Service.


01/12/2017 06:32 PM
Baltimore hits 70, tying record high, but icy weekend lies ahead

Baltimore tied a 127-year-old record high Thursday, hitting 70 degrees, but forecasters are projecting an icy weekend ahead.

Temperatures at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport matched a record for Jan. 12 set at the U.S. Customs House downtown in 1890, while the Inner Harbor...

01/12/2017 09:59 AM
After highs in the 60s Thursday, snow and ice to return Friday night

Temperatures are forecast to rise more than 20 degrees above normal Thursday, well into the 60s, but the warm-up is forecast to end with snow and ice Friday night in the Baltimore area.

A warm front that passed through Wednesday raised temperatures into the mid-50s, and on Thursday, highs are expected...

01/10/2017 10:01 AM
Surprise snow squall could drop a dusting to an inch Tuesday morning

A snow squall that wasn't expected to survive its trip over the mountains of Western Maryland could bring a quick inch of snow Tuesday morning, forecasters said.

Carroll, northwestern Howard, northern Baltimore and northwestern Harford counties are under a winter weather advisory through 11 a.m....

01/09/2017 12:07 PM
Baltimore temperatures to gradually warm this week -- to 60 degrees

After one more day in the icebox Monday, Baltimore is forecast to warm up gradually this week, expected to hit 60 degrees by Thursday.

Temperatures have remained below freezing, largely in the teens and 20s, since Friday. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport peaked at 25...

01/08/2017 07:58 PM
Schools closed Monday on Eastern Shore, southern Md. following weekend snowstorm

Public schools on the Eastern Shore will be closed Monday following a weekend snowstorm that largely missed the Baltimore area but dumped half a foot of snow in several counties.

Schools will be closed in Talbot, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's, Dorcester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties,...

01/07/2017 07:51 PM
Winter storm socks Eastern Shore, but largely spares Baltimore area

A winter storm that moved up the Atlantic coast Saturday mostly spared the Baltimore region but dumped the state's heaviest snowfall on the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland.

The National Weather Service said parts of St. Mary's and Calvert counties got between 5 inches and 7 inches of snow Saturday.


01/07/2017 03:21 PM
Southeast storm expected hits Southern Md., Eastern Shore

A winter storm moving up the Atlantic coast Saturday produced heavy snow in Virginia and Northeast North Carolina, and more than half a foot of snow in southern Maryland, before moving to the Northeast this evening.

The Baltimore region was mostly spared, where the forecast calls for little accumulation...

03/20/2017 09:17 PM
Maryland weather photos 2017

01/06/2017 12:43 PM
Second snow chance to come this weekend after region sees first small dusting

Thursday night snow showers left a dusting of snow across the region, with northern Carroll County receiving as much as 3 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Hunt Valley and Glyndon in Northern Baltimore County received about an inch, while areas further south and east received less...

01/03/2017 10:04 AM
Forecasters watching snow chances Thursday into the weekend

Some snow showers are in the forecast Thursday night, and a potentially bigger storm is possible but uncertain for the weekend.

After a relatively mild start to the week, cold air is forecast to move in by early Thursday morning, with lows in the 20s and highs in the mid-30s.

A disturbance in the...

12/30/2016 11:06 AM
Nearly 6 inches of snow falls on Western Maryland

Nearly 6 inches of snow have fallen on Garrett and and Allegany counties since late Thursday, with only some flurries making it to the Baltimore region on Friday.

A trained weather spotter reported 5.5 inches of snow in Oakland, the same amount observed in New Germany State Park in Grantsville.


12/28/2016 03:09 PM
Icy precipitation possible overnight in northern, western Baltimore suburbs

A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible late Wednesday and early Thursday to the north and west of Baltimore.

The National Weather Service predicts a brief period of icy precipitation for Carroll and Howard counties and northern Baltimore County, particularly at higher elevations....

12/27/2016 05:22 PM
BWI hit 66 degrees Tuesday, just missing year-old record high

For a second-straight December, some unusually warm weather is here to cap off the year.

Temperatures rose to 66 degrees Tuesday at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and 67 degrees at the Inner Harbor, according to the National Weather Service.

The high at BWI, Baltimore's...

12/22/2016 12:11 PM
Baltimore's streak without a White Christmas forecast to hit 14 years

Baltimore’s streak of snowless Christmases is all but certain to extend to 14 years on Sunday.

The region's last "White Christmas" came in 2002 when rain turned to snow that accumulated about an inch.

Snow has fallen on Christmas Day only a dozen times in Baltimore since 1872, according to the...

12/22/2016 03:26 PM
Baltimore gains two seconds of daylight today, and a minute by Jan. 7

Wednesday's passing of the winter solstice means the days are getting "longer" from now until June -- starting with a two-second gain in sunshine Thursday.

On the solstice, the sun rose at 7:23 a.m. and set at 4:47 p.m., and it does on Thursday, too. But there is a slight difference in daylight...

12/20/2016 06:00 AM
Maryland weather in 2016: Snowstorm, flooding, drought

2016 brought some of the heaviest precipitation the Baltimore region has ever seen, but it's ending with a drought.

First, a late-January snowstorm surpassed all others in the record book. In July, a near-record flood roared down Main Street in Ellicott City, claiming two lives and destroying several...

12/19/2016 07:20 AM
Winter solstice, the 'shortest' day of the year, arrives Wednesday

The winter solstice occurs at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday, marking what most people know as the "shortest" day of the year.

In Baltimore that means just shy of 9 hours, 24 minutes of sunlight.

The solstice is actually a single moment, though. It is when the Earth’s axis — and the northern hemisphere —...

12/17/2016 10:39 PM
Three killed as winter storm wreaks havoc across region; I-95 tanker crash part of 67-vehicle pileup in city

Icy conditions caused a deadly, 67-vehicle pileup and a fiery explosion along Interstate 95 in Baltimore on Saturday as the first significant winter storm of the season wreaked havoc across the region.

The fatal crash — captured in part by another motorist in a dramatic cellphone video — was one...

12/16/2016 06:22 PM
After Saturday morning ice, a brief weekend warm-up

Baltimore is forecast to experience some weather whiplash in the coming days, with a glaze of ice Saturday morning, a brief warm-up Sunday and then the start of a more seasonable holiday week ending with little hope for a white Christmas.

A warm front is forecast to reach the region Saturday, but...

12/16/2016 04:05 PM
Light snow, a tenth of an inch of ice forecast overnight

A burst of precipitation overnight is forecast to coat the Baltimore region with a dusting of snow followed by more than a tenth of an inch of ice.

A warm front is expected to reach the area Saturday, but as it meets the frigid air ahead of it, wintry precipitation is forecast to fall before temperatures...

12/15/2016 08:49 PM
With wind chills in the single digits, Baltimore braces for an early Arctic blast

A bitter Arctic air mass coupled with wind gusts topping 40 miles per hour arrived Thursday, making it feel like the single digits outside and leaving Baltimore-area officials scrambling to accommodate the homeless safely indoors.

The frigid air blowing into the region from the northwest will persist...

12/15/2016 04:15 PM
Wind chills reach single digits; winter storm watch for northwest suburbs

Wind gusts surpassed 40 mph Thursday around Baltimore, making it feel like the single digits outside. Before the cold departs for the weekend, an icy winter storm could hit northwestern suburbs.

A winter storm watch is in effect in Washington, Frederick, Carroll and northern Baltimore counties...

12/14/2016 08:03 PM
Coldest December weather in years, and possibility of snow and ice, forecast for Thursday and Friday

Some of Baltimore's coldest December weather in a decade is forecast to arrive by Thursday morning, bringing chances for snow and ice.

A cold front with frigid Arctic air behind it is expected to pass through the region before sunrise Thursday. Some snow showers were possible overnight.


12/13/2016 04:48 PM
Weather service to start issuing warnings of 'Commutageddon' risks

This winter, if a poorly timed but otherwise mild snow event threatens to cause gridlock on roads across the region, the National Weather Service will issue a new type of alert to warn commuters.

The weather service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office will begin issuing what it is calling a...

12/13/2016 12:37 PM
Frigid temperatures, some snow in the forecast this week

Some of Baltimore's coldest temperatures since last February are forecast to arrive late Wednesday, with little warming until Saturday.

But first, a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow is likely Tuesday night after 10 p.m., forecasters said. No accumulation is expected.

A cold front bringing frigid...

12/11/2016 07:43 PM
Parts of Maryland may see freezing rain overnight

Carroll, Harford and northern Baltimore counties are under a freezing rain advisory overnight, the National Weather Service said.

Precipitation could start around midnight as sleet, then change to freezing rain through 7 a.m. Monday, the advisory said. Up to one-tenth of an inch of ice accumulation...

12/08/2016 03:49 PM
Snowflakes possible around Baltimore area Sunday, Monday

As the season's first winter chill sets in Thursday, some snowflakes are in the forecast.

Snow showers, perhaps mixed with rain, are possible Sunday, especially in the northern Baltimore suburbs. A disturbance in the atmosphere is expected to pass north of the region, bringing some light moisture...

12/08/2016 12:01 PM
Drought persisting across Maryland despite recent rain

A burst of wet weather to end November did not ease a drought that continues to develop across Maryland.

About 42 percent of the state is in a moderate drought, according to an update posted Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor. 

The drought stretches from Prince George's County to the south, Washington...

11/30/2016 12:26 PM
Rainfall totals nearing 1 inch around Baltimore

Nearly an inch of rain had fallen across the Baltimore region from Tuesday morning through midday Wednesday, helping to slow or reverse a developing drought.

From 5 a.m. Tuesday through noon Wednesday, 0.83 inches of rain had fallen at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport,...

11/29/2016 09:58 PM
Dense fog reduces visibility in central Maryland

Most of central Maryland is under a dense fog advisory until 7 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Meteorologists warn of visibility being reduced to less than one-quarter mile and dangerous driving conditions. Drivers should slow down, use headlights and leave plenty of distance,...

11/28/2016 09:22 AM
An inch of rain Tuesday, Wednesday could help ease developing drought

More than an inch of rain could fall Tuesday and Wednesday, helping ease a drought that is developing across the region.

An area of low pressure over the eastern United States is forecast to bring widespread wet conditions.

In Maryland, rain is likely throughout both Tuesday and Wednesday. Up to...

11/21/2016 05:21 PM
Snow hits the Northeast

11/21/2016 11:19 AM
Damaging winds possible through Monday afternoon

Wind gusts of up to 45 mph could knock down tree branches and power lines through Monday evening, meteorologists warned.

A wind advisory is in effect for Carroll, Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties and Baltimore City through 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Steady winds from...

11/20/2016 06:40 AM
Gusty weather expected to continue Sunday

Gusty, chilly conditions were forecast for the Baltmore area into Sunday, after scattered rain mixed with sleet and flurries in northern and western areas overnight.

Sunday is expected to be sunny and windy with a high near 46. Winds of 25 to 29 miles could gust as high as 49 mph, a spokesman for...

11/17/2016 04:12 PM
Drought conditions developing across Maryland

Carroll, Howard, Frederick and Montgomery counties are officially in a drought, and most of the rest of the state is unusually dry, according to the United States Drought Monitor.

Those four counties are classified as being in "moderate" drought, the second step on a five-level continuum of drought...

11/12/2016 12:55 PM
Upcoming "supermoon" closest until 2034: When and how to view

Some clouds are possible Monday night, so Monday morning might be your best chance to gaze at a historic “supermoon.”

The moon is technically full at 8:52 a.m. Monday, two and a half hours after the moon makes its closest approach to Earth since 1948. It will nonetheless appear full when it rises...

11/11/2016 02:02 PM
Hard freeze expected early Sunday morning

A widespread frost is forecast across the Baltimore region early Saturday, and a hard freeze could follow Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. Lows are forecast in the lower to mid-30s along the Interstate 95 corridor, and around...

11/08/2016 06:41 PM
Howard Co. to install $44,000 snow plow tracking system in December

Howard County will spend $44,000 to launch a new, "cutting-edge" snow plow tracking system in mid-December, replacing one the county has used for more than a decade, County Executive Allan H. Kittleman announced Tuesday.

The county's fleet of Department of Public Works vehicles will be outfitted...

11/07/2016 09:58 AM
Will next week's supermoon, closest since 1948, live up to the hype?

When the full moon rises Sunday night, it will be considered the biggest "supermoon" in 68 years. Weather permitting, it should be beautiful.

But it might not look much different than normal, to the naked eye.

The term "supermoon" is not an astronomical or technical one. It has come to refer to...

10/31/2016 09:58 AM
Baltimore forecast calls for chilly, dry Halloween

A cold front reached the Baltimore region early Monday morning, bringing cool and dry weather for Halloween.

Temperatures fell from the lower 60s around midnight to 47 degrees by sunrise at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Highs are forecast in the upper 50s Monday...

10/28/2016 06:58 AM
Dry, cool weather expected for Halloween, under a moonless sky

Seasonably cool, dry weather is forecast for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Temperatures are forecast to fall from the upper 50s into the mid- and lower-50s as costumed kids take to neighborhood streets across the region Monday.

Forecasters expect sunny skies during the day and a partly cloudy...

10/26/2016 10:46 AM
Baltimore records first freezing temperatures since April

Temperatures hit the freezing mark early Wednesday morning at Baltimore's point of record for the first time since April 10.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport spent most of the hours between midnight and dawn in the mid-30s and briefly hit 32 degrees before sunrise, according...

10/25/2016 03:43 PM
Season's first freeze likely along Mason-Dixon Line tonight

The season’s first freeze is likely in outlying Baltimore suburbs late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Carroll County and northern Baltimore and Harford counties. Low temperatures are forecast in the lower 30s in those areas.


10/21/2016 02:10 PM
Rain showers to bring strong gusts, rapid cool-down Friday afternoon

A squall line of rain showers could bring wind gusts of 40 mph or greater Friday afternoon, and significantly cooler air is behind it.

The line was moving into Central Maryland by 2 p.m. and was expected to cross the region by the evening rush hour.

It is bringing a short burst of heavy rain and...

10/20/2016 02:20 PM
Baltimore hits 80 for fourth day in a row; rain, chill ahead

Temperatures reached 80 degrees at Baltimore's point of record for the fourth day in a row early Thursday afternoon, but a significant chill and some rain are ahead.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reached 80 degrees by 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service....

10/19/2016 06:02 PM
Record warmth reported in Baltimore for second-straight day

It only took until noon for Baltimore to warm up to a record high temperature for the second day in a row Wednesday.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region's point of record, reached 83 degrees, one degree above a record most recently reached in 1947, by that time....

10/18/2016 04:24 PM
Baltimore hits record high Tuesday; more heat forecast Wednesday

The Baltimore region broke a 71-year-old record high Tuesday, and more unprecedented fall warmth is forecast today.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reached 84 degrees, two degrees above a record for Tuesday's date of 82 degrees, most recently reached in 1945.


10/14/2016 02:17 PM
Chilly start, sunny skies forecast for Baltimore Running Festival

Chilly conditions but sunny skies are forecast for the 23,000 runners participating in the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday.

At sunrise, before the 8 a.m. start of the marathon and team relay, temperatures are forecast to hover in the lower 40s, according to the National Weather Service.


10/14/2016 10:23 AM
Full Hunter's Moon rises early Sunday morning

October's full moon is known as the Hunter's Moon, and you can see it Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

The moon is technically full at a single instant -- this time, 12:23 a.m. Sunday. To the casual observer, it will appear full when it rises at 6:29 p.m. Saturday, and nearly so on Friday...

10/13/2016 04:17 PM
Watch space station-bound rocket in first Wallops launch since explosion

Most of Maryland will get a view of an International Space Station supply mission rocketing from the Delmarva peninsula Sunday, the first launch from a pad damaged in a 2014 explosion.

The launch is scheduled for 8:03 p.m. Sunday. It will be visible across the lower Eastern Shore within 30 seconds,...

10/13/2016 04:07 PM
Maryland volunteers flew 30 missions over Southeast to assess Hurricane Matthew damage

The Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol flew 30 missions over the Southeastern United States this week to help authorities assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Twelve crew members and four aircraft have returned to Maryland after flying more than 70 hours...

10/11/2016 10:52 AM
Temperatures dip into 30s in Baltimore for first time in six months

Temperatures dipped to 38 degrees early Tuesday morning at Baltimore's point of record, the coldest reading there since mid-May.

The morning low was reported just before sunrise at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. It suggests that the first frost of the year may have...

10/10/2016 04:39 PM
Learn how to properly measure snowfall at class in Ellicott City

The National Weather Service is holding a training session for winter weather spotters this month in Ellicott City.

It is offering its Skywarn Winter Weather class from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Roger Carter Community Center.

The class will cover what makes snowstorms form and develop...

10/08/2016 11:33 PM
Fringe of Hurricane Matthew brings gale warning Sunday for Chesapeake Bay

A gale warning has been issued for much of the Chesapeake Bay through Sunday as the fringe of Hurricane Matthew is forecast to mix with a cold front passing across Maryland.

The National Weather Service issued the gale warning, meaning winds over the bay are expected to exceed 39 mph.

A small-craft...

10/07/2016 10:00 AM
Rain forecast Friday, Saturday -- but not because of Matthew

Overcast skies and some rain showers are forecast in the Baltimore area Friday and Saturday -- but they aren't from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew.

The wet and cloudy conditions are forecast ahead of a cold front expected to move through at some point on Saturday.

It is the same cold front...

10/05/2016 09:50 AM
Florida, Carolinas brace for Hurricane Matthew; impact unlikely in Maryland

Hurricane Matthew could brush Florida as a major hurricane before churning past the Carolinas this weekend, but the storm is now expected to turn out to sea before reaching the mid-Atlantic.

A cold front forecast to advance across Maryland on Saturday is expected to help steer the storm off the...

10/03/2016 10:49 AM
Baltimore got a month's worth of rain last week; Salisbury got 10 inches

More than 4 inches of rain fell at Baltimore's point of record last week, more than a month's worth of precipitation and more than enough to offset what had been a dry start to fall.

At Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 4.04 inches of rain fell from last Monday through...

10/03/2016 09:43 AM
Hurricane Matthew could devastate Haiti, track up Eastern Seaboard

Hurricane Matthew is forecast to pound Haiti with winds of up to 130 mph and as much as 40 inches of rain, potentially heading up the Eastern Seaboard after tearing through the Caribbean.

The storm was about 280 miles from Port Au Prince, Haiti, and 220 miles from Kingston, Jamaica, as of Monday...

09/29/2016 09:19 PM
Fears of flooding subside, but more rain likely as forecasters eye Hurricane Matthew

Drizzle and some showers are expected to continue across Central Maryland into Saturday, but fears of widespread flooding did not materialize Thursday as the heaviest rain fell on the southernmost portions of the state.

Rainfall surpassed 3 inches in parts of the Baltimore region from Wednesday...

09/29/2016 02:13 PM
Matthew becomes a hurricane, forecast to track north next week

The tropical system named Matthew became this year's fifth Atlantic hurricane early Thursday afternoon, and forecasters expect it to make a northward turn over the next few days.

Forecast models suggest it could be somewhere off or along the mid-Atlantic coast by the end of next week.

Matthew had...

09/29/2016 12:54 PM
More than 3 inches of rain reported, with more on the way

More than 3 inches of rain fell across much of the Baltimore region overnight and into Thursday morning, and more heavy precipitation is forecast this afternoon.

As of 11 a.m., rainfall totals had surpassed 3 inches in many areas, with 3.83 inches reported in Rosedale and 3.3 inches in Elkridge,...

09/29/2016 09:18 AM
As much as 6 inches of rain could bring widespread flooding through Friday

As much as 6 inches of rain, and more in isolated areas, could cause widespread flooding across Central Maryland through Friday — including in Ellicott City, still recovering from the July downpour that triggered a deadly flash flood.

A slow-moving low-pressure system coming from the Great Lakes...