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Watch the International Space Station fly over on Saturday

Early risers and night owls will both get a chance to spot the International Space Station on Saturday. First, it will rise about 4:42 a.m. in the northwest. It will cross the middle of the sky, after about four minutes passing the waning moon and then setting in the southeastern sky at 4:48. Then,...

  • April marked one year of record-setting global warmth

    April marked one year of record-setting global warmth

    April was a 12th consecutive month during which average temperatures across the globe hit record highs, climate scientists said Wednesday. That is the longest streak of records in 137 years of data collection, they said. Average temperatures across both land and ocean were nearly 2 degrees warmer...

  • 'Soaking rain' in the forecast for Preakness

    'Soaking rain' in the forecast for Preakness

    Yet another unsettled weather pattern is expected to stall over the Baltimore region Saturday, pouring as much as an inch or two of rain on the 141st Preakness Stakes. "The setup is one where we could get a pretty decent soaking rain," said Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with the National Weather...

  • Baltimore dropped into the 30s Monday morning, tying a record

    Temperatures fell to 37 degrees early Monday morning at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, tying a record set in 1973. It was the first time Baltimore dropped to the 30s in a month -- the last time, BWI hit 38 degrees April 17. Normal lows are in the lower 50s by this...

  • A pause in precipitation ended Baltimore's rainfall streak at 15 days

    A pause in precipitation ended Baltimore's rainfall streak at 15 days

    Despite more cloudy and damp conditions, it did not rain in Baltimore on Thursday, ending a 15-day precipitation streak two days shy of tying a record. At least a trace of rain fell every day at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport from April 27 through Wednesday. Foggy,...

  • Rainy weather could still be around for 141st Preakness Stakes

    Rainy weather could still be around for 141st Preakness Stakes

    While Baltimore's streak of at least 15 days of rain will surely be broken by next weekend, wet weather is expected to return for the 141st Preakness Stakes. Evening rain showers could make Thursday a 16th consecutive day with at least a trace of rain, and sunshine isn't expected to return until...

  • Why is it still raining? The same reason western Canada is burning

    Why is it still raining? The same reason western Canada is burning

    An area of high pressure over Western Canada is to blame for the past two weeks of rainy weather in Baltimore -- and, more significantly, for an out-of-control wildfire spreading across Alberta. A stubborn pattern is keeping what meteorologists call a trough of low pressure over the eastern United...

  • Rainfall streak extends to 14 days in Baltimore

    Rainfall streak extends to 14 days in Baltimore

    Only a trace of rain fell in Baltimore on Monday, ending a 12-day streak of measurable precipitation. But a record is still possible with more showers in the forecast. Monday was the first day since April 26 without at least 0.01 inches of rain at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall...

  • Baltimore is close to a record for consecutive days of rain

    Baltimore is close to a record for consecutive days of rain

    Baltimore could set a record this week for consecutive days of rain. Through Sunday, it had rained for 12 straight days at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, starting April 27. A total of 2.66 inches of rain fell over that span. A sunny Mother's Day on Sunday nearly broke...

  • Watch a rare transit of Mercury on Monday

    Watch a rare transit of Mercury on Monday

    Mercury will make a rare pass directly between the Earth and the sun on Monday. It will appear as a small black dot at the edge of the sun about 7:12 a.m. and slowly cross the sun’s face over the next 7 1/2 hours, reaching the other side at 2:42 p.m., according to NASA. Such transits of Mercury,...

  • Rain causing coastal flooding around Baltimore

    Rain causing coastal flooding around Baltimore

    A coastal flood advisory is in effect through Saturday morning in Anne Arundel County, with heavy rain and onshore winds raising high tides by a foot and a half. Earlier Friday, high-tide flooding was expected around the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Bowleys Quarters. Through noon, 0.7 inches of...

  • AccuWeather predicts end to Baltimore's triple-digit temperature drought

    AccuWeather predicts end to Baltimore's triple-digit temperature drought

    A pattern bringing hot, dry air from the west this summer could raise temperatures to 100 degrees in Baltimore for the first time in four years, according to a seasonal forecast from AccuWeather.com. While so-called "Bermuda high" weather patterns are known for pumping heat and humidity into the...

  • Severe storms, heavy rain possible through Monday night

    Severe storms, heavy rain possible through Monday night

    Storms are forecast Monday afternoon and could produce severe winds, hail and possibly some isolated tornadoes. A cold front stalled over the mid-Atlantic is expected to produce a line of storms in the afternoon and evening. Rain is likely through the evening, with as much as three-quarters of...

  • National Weather Service holding open house this weekend

    National Weather Service holding open house this weekend

    If you are up for the drive this weekend, you can learn how National Weather Service meteorologists forecast the weather. The weather service’s Baltimore/Washington forecast office in Sterling, Va., is holding an open house Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Presentations...

  • Severe thunderstorms could pour on evening voters

    Severe thunderstorms could pour on evening voters

    Thunderstorms are likely to pass through Central Maryland in the evening hours this Election Day. The National Weather Service is predicting about 60 percent chances of storms Tuesday night. Some storms could develop, and the weather service's Storm Prediction Center is forecasting 15 percent chances...

  • 'Micro' Pink Moon rises Thursday night

    'Micro' Pink Moon rises Thursday night

    You've heard of a supermoon. Look for a "micro moon" rising Thursday night. The moon is technically full only for an instant, and this month, that instant is at 1:24 a.m. Friday. April's full moon is known as the Pink Moon or the Egg Moon. This year, it coincides with lunar apogee, when the moon...

  • Tree, grass, weed pollen surge as allergy season begins in Baltimore

    Tree, grass, weed pollen surge as allergy season begins in Baltimore

    Allergy season is upon Baltimore. Tree pollen levels surged to extreme levels Tuesday, with more than 3,700 grains of oak, maple, elm, sycamore and ash pollen per cubic meter of air, according to Drs. Golden & Matz LLC, a local allergist practice. Allergens from grass and weeds are also at high...

  • Baltimore region at risk of wildfires on Tuesday

    Baltimore region at risk of wildfires on Tuesday

    Much of the region is at risk of wildfires Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A "red flag" warning is in effect across Carroll, Baltimore, Harford, Howard and Anne Arundel counties and Baltimore City from noon to 8 p.m. Conditions are prime for wildfires to start and...

  • El Niño is ending, suggesting an average hurricane season is ahead

    El Niño is ending, suggesting an average hurricane season is ahead

    Meteorologists expect the El Niño climate pattern that has been influencing weather around the globe for the past year to end by summer -- and that could bring an uptick in hurricane activity. The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center in College Park said Thursday it expects a transition...

  • National Weather Service will stop screaming in all caps

    National Weather Service will stop screaming in all caps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED ITS FORECASTS IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. But in the age of social media that's considered yelling, so next month federal meteorologists are lowering their voices and their letters — except in dire emergencies. Weather...

  • Snow possible tonight as cooler air moves in

    Snow possible tonight as cooler air moves in

    The Baltimore region could see some snow tonight, as cooler temperatures are expected this weekend. Rain with possibly ice pellets mixed in will are expected Saturday with some areas seeing up to a quarter inch of accumulation, according to the National Weather Service. As colder air moves in this...

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Drought concerns persist in parts of Montana

A wet and cooler spring has eased drought concerns over much of Montana, but extreme drought conditions remain along the Rocky Mountain Front after two straight winters of low snowfall and warm temperatures. The recent spate of warm temperatures triggered an early snowmelt that could mean lower...

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