Mike Preston's report card in Week 3

Weather

Baltimore
REGIONAL FORECAST
CHANGE LOCATION
Cloudy
68
Sunrise
06:57 am
Sunset
06:57 pm
Humidity
83%
Feels Like
68°
Forecast10-DayHourly
  • MonMondayDrizzle7065
  • TueTuesdayRain showers7363
  • WedWednesdayRain showers7558
  • ThuThursdayRain showers7060
  • FriFridayRain showers7160
  • SatSaturdayRain showers7259
  • SunSundayPartly cloudy7359
  • MonMondayPartly cloudy7367
  • TueTuesdayPartly cloudy7766
  • WedWednesdayRain showers7565
  • Drizzle67
  • Drizzle68
  • Cloudy69
  • Cloudy70
  • Cloudy69
  • Cloudy69
  • Cloudy68
  • Cloudy67
  • Rain showers66
  • Rain showers66
  • Rain showers65
  • Thunderstorms65

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Unhealthy air quality forecast Friday

Though fall began Thursday, one more day of summer-like heat is forecast to bring unhealthy air quality Friday. A "Code Orange" air quality alert is in effect across Central Maryland, indicating unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups including children, the elderly and people with heart or lung...

  • Autumnal equinox brings summer's end Thursday

    Autumnal equinox brings summer's end Thursday

    Summer comes to an end this week when the autumnal equinox arrives at 10:21 a.m. Thursday. At the equinox, the sun’s rays hit the northern and southern hemispheres equally, because the planet’s tilted axis is pointed neither toward nor away from the sun. As a result, the sun rises at due east and...

  • Full Harvest Moon rises Friday night

    Full Harvest Moon rises Friday night

    The Full Harvest Moon will brighten the night sky on Friday. The moon becomes full at 3:05 p.m., and it rises in Baltimore at 7:21 p.m., about 10 minutes after sunset. The moon always rises around sunset when it is full, because that is when Earth is directly between it and the sun. This month,...

  • Some flooding possible Monday, but no damage reported in Ocean City from Hermine

    Some flooding possible Monday, but no damage reported in Ocean City from Hermine

    Moderate flooding is forecast Monday in downtown Ocean City as Hermine, possibly returning to hurricane strength, churns offshore. But otherwise, the beach town escaped the storm unscathed, officials said. "We were very fortunate," Mayor Rick Meehan said. While high tides could rise a couple of...

  • Hermine southeast of Ocean City, could regain hurricane force Sunday

    Hermine southeast of Ocean City, could regain hurricane force Sunday

    Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland National Guard to deploy units to Ocean City on Saturday, as the coast remained under a tropical storm warning and is expected to see significant flooding. National Guard officials announced the deployment as Tropical Storm Hermine regained strength and continued...

  • Ocean City under tropical storm warning as Hermine moves up Atlantic coast

    Ocean City under tropical storm warning as Hermine moves up Atlantic coast

    Ocean City is under a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Hermine moves up the coast, with major coastal flooding and wind gusts up to 65 mph expected from Saturday through Labor Day. At the Ocean City inlet, Atlantic waters are expected to reach flood stage by midday Saturday. They could rise...

  • Disaster reimbursements for Maryland snowstorm total $25.4M

    Disaster reimbursements for Maryland snowstorm total $25.4M

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Emergency Management Agency said the federal government will reimburse Maryland state and local governments $25.4 million to cover most of their costs related to a January snowstorm. Spokesman Ed McDonough said in an email Thursday that the Federal Emergency...

  • Hermine becomes a hurricane; Ocean City remains in forecasted path

    Hermine becomes a hurricane; Ocean City remains in forecasted path

    The tropical cyclone named Hermine became a hurricane Thursday as it neared the Florida coast. But as it moves up the Atlantic coast into the weekend, it could spare Central Maryland, according to the latest predictions. Hermine was about 115 miles from the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico...

  • Tropical Storm Hermine nears Florida, could soak Maryland this weekend

    Tropical Storm Hermine nears Florida, could soak Maryland this weekend

    After days of anticipation, Tropical Storm Hermine formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, and early forecasts suggest it could churn up the coast to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay by Saturday. The storm was about 235 miles off of Florida's west coast early Thursday, with maximum sustained...

  • Unhealthy air pollution forecast Wednesday

    Unhealthy air pollution forecast Wednesday

    A "Code Orange" air quality alert is in effect Wednesday, meaning pollution levels will be unhealthy for some people. High pressure is forecast over the region, with calm winds and abundant sunshine allowing levels of ozone and particulate matter to build. Ozone is a gas that is important in upper...

  • Tropical depressions not forecast to reach Maryland

    Tropical depressions not forecast to reach Maryland

    Two tropical depressions that could become Tropical Storms Hermine and Ian aren't forecast to affect Maryland, forecasters say. The Atlantic hurricane season's eighth tropical depression is expected to bring heavy downpours, flash flooding and rough surf along the North Carolina coast early this...

  • Severe thunderstorm warning issued Sunday night

    Severe thunderstorm warning issued Sunday night

    The National Weather Serve said a severe thunderstorm with the potential to cause 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail is moving through the area Sunday night. Parts of Baltimore, Arundel and Howard counties as well as Baltimore city are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:45 p.m. After...

  • Sweltering heat expected to continue this week in Baltimore

    Sweltering heat expected to continue this week in Baltimore

    Forecasters are predicting that the Baltimore area won't get a respite from stifling heat this week, with high temperatures expected to be near or above 90 degrees. The heat index, a combination of the temperature and humidity, hit 110 in the Baltimore area on Sunday, according to the National...

  • Heat to last through Sunday; cooling centers open

    Heat to last through Sunday; cooling centers open

    The heat will continue into the weekend with highs forecast for Baltimore at 99 degrees Friday and 97 Saturday. The heat index is predicted to be between 105-109 on Friday and likely higher than 109 on Saturday. The city's health department has declared a Code Red Heat Advisory through Sunday,...

  • NOAA edges up forecasts for 2016 Atlantic hurricane season

    NOAA edges up forecasts for 2016 Atlantic hurricane season

    The Atlantic will see more slightly hurricanes this summer than was initially forecast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. Already, NOAA predicted this season will be the strongest in four years. Now about halfway through, meteorologists have edged up their...

  • Code Red Heat Advisory declared in Baltimore as heat index hits 105

    Code Red Heat Advisory declared in Baltimore as heat index hits 105

    Due to extreme temperatures expected, the Baltimore City Health Department declared a Code Red Heat Advisory for Thursday through Saturday, asking people to take measures against hyperthermia and dehydration. A heat index of 105 degrees was expected Thursday, followed by a stretch of sweltering...

  • Oppressive humidity forecast Thursday through the weekend

    Oppressive humidity forecast Thursday through the weekend

    Baltimore has already experienced plenty of heat this summer, but get ready for the August humidity. Oppressive levels of humidity are forecast to be in the air Thursday through Sunday as a flow of moist air moves in from the south and southwest. Temperatures aren't forecast to be all that hot,...

  • Outburst of Perseid meteors possible Thursday night, Friday morning

    Outburst of Perseid meteors possible Thursday night, Friday morning

    The Perseid meteor shower typically offers one of the year's best displays of "shooting stars" each August, but this year, it could be even better than usual. An outburst of hundreds of Perseid meteors is possible this year when the annual shower peaks late Thursday night and early Friday morning....

  • Fire officials release 911 calls from weekend water rescues

    Fire officials release 911 calls from weekend water rescues

    Anne Arundel fire officials on Thursday released audio from multiple 911 calls that led to three people being rescued from vehicles last weekend after a torrential rain soaked the region. The rescues occurred as a storm caused flash flooding throughout the area, flooding historic downtown Ellicott...

  • Tornado touched down in Ocean City, began as water spout

    Tornado touched down in Ocean City, began as water spout

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Ocean City earlier this week and caused structural damage to several businesses in the area. The agency confirmed Tuesday that the tornado came during a severe thunderstorm Monday afternoon. It was...

  • Panic and escape attempts heard on Ellicott City flooding 911 tapes

    Panic and escape attempts heard on Ellicott City flooding 911 tapes

    One woman trapped in a building on Main Street in Ellicott City on Saturday called 911 in a panic as cars carried by historic flood waters went "flying" down the street and water began to seep through the floor, according to 911 tapes released by Howard County police on Wednesday. "The water is...

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NASA snow data that helps California put to work in Colorado

NASA is providing drought-stricken California with valuable data about how much water is locked up in the scant Sierra Nevada snow, and now Colorado is trying the technique in the mountains where the Rio Grande begins its journey to New Mexico and Texas. An airplane called the Airborne Snow Observatory...

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