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Maryland Weather

Maryland Weather Meteorology, astronomy and climate conditions in the Baltimore region
Neighbors take stock of storm damage in Howard County, across region

Families in battered Howard County spent Wednesday surveying damage from thunderstorms and a tornado the previous afternoon that toppled trees and power lines.

Utility crews worked to restore power to families still without service. After 10 p.m. Wednesday, about 260 families in Howard County remained without power.

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Tornado confirmed in western Howard County

Severe thunderstorms producing one tornado pounded Central Maryland Tuesday afternoon, toppling trees and power lines and sending marble crashing from the roof of Baltimore's City Hall.

An Ef-0 tornado with wind speeds reaching 80 mph touched down about 1:30 p.m. near Poplar Springs of western Howard County, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday night.

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Baltimore region under flood warnings, severe thunderstorm watch

Severe storms brought damaging winds, hail and flash flooding to the Baltimore region early Tuesday afternoon, and threats of more bad weather are forecast through the evening.

A flash flood warning is in effect until 9 p.m., with up to 2 inches of rain inundating storm drains and streams. Motorists are urged not to cross flooded roads because they could become stranded.

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Air quality alert issued for Monday; highs forecast in 90s

Environmental officials have issued Baltimore a Code Orange air quality alert for Monday, meaning pollution levels could be harmful to children and adults with breathing and heart conditions.

During a Code Orange, families are advised to limit outdoor activity and avoid painting. The alert was issued by the nonprofit Clean Air Partners of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.

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Summer solstice, full moon coincide Monday for first time since 1948

This year, the summer solstice coincides with the Full Strawberry Moon.

First, June's full moon arrives Monday at 7:02 a.m., one hour after it has set below the horizon in Baltimore. Look for it Sunday night, though it won't yet technically be full.

About 12 hours later, spring turns to summer at 6:34 p.m. The solstice is when the North Pole is tilted farthest toward the sun, at an angle of 23.4 degrees.

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Thursday night severe weather largely spared Baltimore region

Severe weather passed through the region Thursday night but largely spared Baltimore. 

A thunderstorm rolled through the city between 8:30 p.m. and midnight, according to the National Weather Service. But the worst of the storms stayed south and west of Baltimore, landing on Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia.

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