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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...

  • Cooler temperatures in store for this week

    Cooler temperatures in store for this week

    Expect a break from last week's heat and humidity as a cold front sweeps through. Highs are forecast in the low to middle 80s for Monday and Tuesday. That's nearly a 10 degree different from the heat wave felt last week. "It will be a relief for everybody," said Matt Elliott, meteorologist with...

  • Downpours Wednesday send more than 200,000 gallons of rainwater, sewage into Baltimore's harbor

    Downpours Wednesday send more than 200,000 gallons of rainwater, sewage into Baltimore's harbor

    More than 200,000 gallons of rainwater and sewage overflowed Wednesday night downtown at West Saratoga Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Department of Public Works said. The rainwater and sewage washed into storm drains then into Baltimore's harbor. Downpours Wednesday night caused...

  • Monday's downpours send nearly 40,000 gallons of rainwater and sewage into Jones Falls

    Monday's downpours send nearly 40,000 gallons of rainwater and sewage into Jones Falls

    More than 38,000 gallons of sewage and rainwater overflowed into the Jones Falls after Monday night's downpours, the Department of Public Works said Wednesday. The rainwater and sewage came from an overflow at North Charles and West Lanvale streets near The Charles theater. The overflows were designed...

  • Tropical Storm Fiona forms over central Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Fiona forms over central Atlantic

    The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fiona has formed over the central Atlantic, becoming the season's sixth named storm. The storms maximum sustained winds Wednesday are near 40 mph (65 kph). Fiona remains over open waters and is not currently a threat to land. The depression...

  • 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...

  • AccuWeather forecasts a warm and dry autumn for Baltimore

    AccuWeather forecasts a warm and dry autumn for Baltimore

    A weak "La Niña" climate pattern is forecast to bring warm and dry conditions to the Baltimore area this fall, according to AccuWeather.com. The website's meteorologists predict that temperatures could average as much as 3 degrees above normal over September, October and November. The region could...

  • Severe storm warnings issued

    Severe storm warnings issued

    Southwest Baltimore County, Northeastern Anne Arundel, and Southeastern Baltimore city are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:30 p.m. The system could bring 60 mph wind gusts with the threat of downed trees and power outages, the National Weather service said. People are urged to go indoors...

  • More storms could hit Ellicott City, Baltimore region Sunday evening

    More storms could hit Ellicott City, Baltimore region Sunday evening

    More storms could disrupt efforts to help Ellicott City recover from devastating floods that hit Saturday night. A strong storm dumping an inch to an inch and a half of rain passed through Martinsburg, West Virginia, toward Frederick just before 4 p.m. Sunday. That storm and others scattered around...

  • 2 dead, emergency declared after historic Ellicott City ravaged by flash flood

    2 dead, emergency declared after historic Ellicott City ravaged by flash flood

    A torrent of water caused by an intense storm ripped through Ellicott City's historic downtown Saturday evening, killing two and causing massive destruction in an old mill town that could take many months to recover. Officials from Howard and Baltimore counties confirmed Sunday that a 35-year-old...

  • Ellicott City gets rainfall expected only once every millennium

    Ellicott City gets rainfall expected only once every millennium

    Six and a half inches of rain dumped on Ellicott City in about two hours Saturday night, a deluge expected to occur only once every thousand years. More than 4.5 inches fell within one hour, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., according to a Howard County rain gauge. The massive burst of precipitation...

  • Baltimore area hot streak extends to nine days at BWI

    Baltimore area hot streak extends to nine days at BWI

    Friday was the ninth consecutive day Baltimore hit 90 degrees or hotter, extending what has been the region's longest heat wave since 2012. Though forecasters expected temperatures to top out in the 80s Friday, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reached 90 degrees by 3...

  • Storms likely to continue in Baltimore this weekend

    Storms likely to continue in Baltimore this weekend

    Forecasters are predicting a stormy weekend in Baltimore. Rain is likely to fall on the city every day through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, and thunderstorms are also possible. The National Weather Service expects temperatures to range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. Heavy...

  • Flights resume after storms delay travel at BWI

    Flights resume after storms delay travel at BWI

    As thunderstorms battered Maryland Thursday, nearly 100 flights were delayed at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the airline tracker FlightAware reported. Downpours and heavy winds began Thursday afternoon throughout the region. A tornado was sighted near Easton and...

  • Flash flooding, damaging winds possible as storms cross region

    Flash flooding, damaging winds possible as storms cross region

    Storms could bring damaging wind gusts, flash flooding and possibly tornadoes Thursday night into Friday morning. Storms, some of them severe, began moving through the region about 3 p.m. Lightning struck a tree that was touching a house in the 200 block of Marlyn Avenue in Essex, sending a jolt...

  • Tornado confirmed on Eastern Shore near Easton

    Tornado confirmed on Eastern Shore near Easton

    Eastern Shore towns Easton, Trappe and Oxford were under a tornado warning early Thursday afternoon, a day after a waterspout was spotted near Assateague Island. Emergency managers confirmed that a tornado was spotted just before 1 p.m. near Trappe. The National Weather Service issued a tornado...

  • Tornado spotted in Worcester County near Assateague Island

    Tornado spotted in Worcester County near Assateague Island

    Southeastern Worcester County was under a tornado warning early Wednesday afternoon after a waterspout was spotted moving onshore near Assateague Island. The National Weather Service issued the warning at 12:47 p.m., until 1:15 p.m., saying "a confirmed waterspout" was seen near Snow Hill moving...

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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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