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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...

  • 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...

  • Weekend freeze advisories in effect; wet snow expected Saturday

    Weekend freeze advisories in effect; wet snow expected Saturday

    Much of Central Maryland could experience freezing temperatures both Saturday and Sunday mornings and could see a dusting of wet snow Saturday. A freeze warning is in effect from midnight to 9 a.m. Saturday in northern Baltimore County, western Howard County, northwestern Harford County and Carroll...

  • Storm damages roof, car dealership near Dundalk; pea-sized hail reported in Md.

    Storm damages roof, car dealership near Dundalk; pea-sized hail reported in Md.

    A line of severe storms damaged a warehouse roof and vehicles at an auto dealership near Dundalk around midday Thursday. The damage was concentrated around the intersection of North Point Boulevard and Baltimore Street. The roads were briefly closed while State Highway Administration and Baltimore...

  • Overnight low breaks 118-year-old record

    Overnight low breaks 118-year-old record

    Temperatures fell to 24 degrees early Wednesday morning at BWI Airport, making this Baltimore's coldest April day in 31 years. The low temperature broke a record of 26 degrees that dated to 1898. It is about 15 degrees colder than normal for early April, closer to normal lows for mid-January. The...

  • More April freezes are ahead, with possible snow Saturday

    More April freezes are ahead, with possible snow Saturday

    Temperatures fell to 28 degrees early Tuesday in Baltimore, and after another freeze expected early Wednesday, more cold weather and some snowflakes are in the weekend forecast. It was in the upper 20s for two hours before sunrise at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport...

  • Rain showers disrupting Orioles' Opening Day

    Rain showers disrupting Orioles' Opening Day

    It should feel like spring again for Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards -- not just because of a rebound in temperatures, but because of some "April showers" and even a chance for some thunder. Temperatures reached the lower 70s by early Monday afternoon, but rain showers reached the region...

  • Winds create havoc across Maryland; freeze warning issued

    Winds create havoc across Maryland; freeze warning issued

    Wind gusts of up to 62 miles per hour late Saturday and early Sunday knocked down several buildings and trees, cut power to tens of thousands of customers and was believed to have caused at least one house fire, authorities said. Gusts of up to 62 miles per hour were recorded in Frederick County,...

  • Growing season off to an early start in Maryland

    Growing season off to an early start in Maryland

    March warmth means the growing season is starting early this year. The National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office is considering April 1 the start of the farming season this year, instead of the typical April 11, officials said. The date is important because once the season...

  • Opening Day forecast is warming up

    Opening Day forecast is warming up

    It looks like Orioles fans might get some decent weather to enjoy Opening Day on Monday, after all. Forecasters had been predicting temperatures might possibly stay in the 40s or lower 50s for the season's first game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. But now they expect high pressure to build Monday,...

  • Chilly temperatures, slight rain chances forecast for Opening Day

    Chilly temperatures, slight rain chances forecast for Opening Day

    The start of baseball season in Baltimore is forecast to coincide with a period of unseasonably cold weather, and a slight risk of some rain showers. Temperatures are forecast to fall nearly 15 degrees below normal Monday, with highs forecast around 50 degrees for the first pitch at Oriole Park...

  • Damaging wind gusts possible Monday night

    Damaging wind gusts possible Monday night

    Winds could gust up to 50 mph late Monday afternoon and Monday evening, possibly knocking down tree limbs and causing power outages. A wind advisory is in effect until midnight across Central Maryland. Winds are forecast from the west at 20-30 mph in between the stronger gusts. The blustery conditions...

  • Baltimore region at risk for more brush fires Thursday

    Baltimore region at risk for more brush fires Thursday

    Parts of Central Maryland are at an elevated risk of brush fires Thursday because of a combination of strong winds, low humidity and dry vegetation, according to the National Weather Service. A "red flag" warning is in effect until 8 p.m. in Howard and Anne Arundel counties and in Southern Maryland....

  • Chance of snow Sunday, but little accumulation

    Chance of snow Sunday, but little accumulation

    Rain and snow are expected to start falling around 10 p.m. Sunday in the Baltimore area, but little to no accumulation is forecast, the National Weather Service said. There's a chance of snow showers after 3 a.m., and the overnight low is forecast at 32. The State Highway Administration warned...

  • Snow possible, but no accumulation expected Sunday in Baltimore

    Snow possible, but no accumulation expected Sunday in Baltimore

    The first day of spring is expected to bring little to no snow accumulation for the Baltimore region Sunday, after earlier forecasts had warned of the possibility of a few inches or more. Rain showers are predicted through Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. But temperatures...

  • Forecasters predict an inch of slushy snow by Sunday morning

    Forecasters predict an inch of slushy snow by Sunday morning

    When Baltimore awakens to the first day of spring Sunday, anywhere from a coating to a couple of inches of slushy snow will likely lie on grassy surfaces. A low pressure system that during winter could mean a significant snowfall will bring mostly cold rain starting midday Saturday, according to...

  • Thursday brings more daylight than nighttime for first time this year

    Thursday brings more daylight than nighttime for first time this year

    The sun will spend about 12 hours, 2 minutes above Baltimore's horizons Thursday, the first time since September daytime will surpass nighttime. Sunrise is about 7:14 a.m. and sunset is at 7:16 p.m. It's a welcome sign of the spring and summer ahead for those weary of commuting in the dark and...

  • Snow showers possible on first day of spring Sunday

    Snow showers possible on first day of spring Sunday

    When spring arrives Sunday, it could be close to freezing in Baltimore. And by that evening, some snow showers could pop up around the region. A low-pressure system is forecast to move up the coast Sunday, and the amount and type of precipitation that falls in Baltimore depends on how closely it...

  • Another record-breaking warm day in Baltimore

    Another record-breaking warm day in Baltimore

    For the second day in a row, Baltimore has had record-breaking warm temperatures. On Thursday, the high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reached 80 degrees, breaking the record of 77 set for the date in 2006 and 1964, the National Weather Service said. Wednesday's...

  • Tornado confirmed in St. Mary's

    Tornado confirmed in St. Mary's

    A weak tornado struck part of St. Mary's shoreline during the storms on Feb. 24, the National Weather Service confirmed. Based on radar and ground analysis, The National Weather Service said an EFT 0 tornado hit a 1.1 path area south of Beauvue. It was part of the system that caused damage across...

  • Baltimore reaches record high temperature on Wed.

    Baltimore reaches record high temperature on Wed.

    Wednesday's warm temperatures in Baltimore reached a record high, according to the National Weather Service. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reached a high of 82 at 3:22 p.m., breaking the previous record of 79 set in 1964. We will stay in the 80s at least one more...

  • Historic Baltimore snowstorm cleanup costs still piling up

    Historic Baltimore snowstorm cleanup costs still piling up

    As criticism mounted over unplowed streets following the biggest snowfall in Baltimore's history in January, officials touted the industrial snow-melters they had rented to eradicate the mountains of snow piled around the city. Days later, they realized the machines were burning 100 gallons of...

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Device was buried but airport's blizzard measurement was OK

A weather observer at Reagan National Airport lost a snow-measuring device during the January blizzard but still accurately recorded a snowfall total that was lower than in nearby Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. The report resolves questions about...

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