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Frost advisory issued west of I-95 amid gradual warm-up

Frost advisory issued west of I-95 amid gradual warm-up

One more time: A frost advisory has been issued for areas west of Interstate 95 as the region gradually warms out of a cold snap.

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Highs in upper 50s, more sunshine forecast Thursday

Highs in upper 50s, more sunshine forecast Thursday

Slightly milder weather is forecast Thursday, with highs in the upper 50s and mostly sunny skies.

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Freeze warning issued again, putting early fruit crops at risk

Freeze warning issued again, putting early fruit crops at risk

The long, cold winter was good to farmers and gardeners as frigid temperatures and blankets of snow helped kill pests and moisten soil. So when spring arrived, early bloomers surged to life.

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Sunshine, temperatures in 40s forecast Wednesday

Sunshine, temperatures in 40s forecast Wednesday

Unseasonably cold temperatures are here Wednesday, with highs around 50 degrees after an early morning freeze.

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Several are rescued after downpours cause flash flooding

Several are rescued after downpours cause flash flooding

A homeless woman whose wooded campsite in Glen Burnie was swallowed by flash flooding amid heavy rain Tuesday morning was swept 3,000 feet down a creek — including through a culvert beneath Governor Ritchie Highway — before being rescued.

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Temperatures to drop 40 degrees, bringing possible flurries west of Baltimore

Temperatures to drop 40 degrees, bringing possible flurries west of Baltimore

Temperatures slid sharply Tuesday afternoon after a cold front brought 2 inches of rain, and lows were expected to drop below freezing by early Wednesday and bring snow flurries west of Baltimore.

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Photos: 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse

'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse [Pictures]

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.

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Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.

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Freeze watch issued with cold front to pass through Tuesday

Freeze watch issued with cold front to pass through Tuesday

The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch for Central Maryland, with a cold front expected to drop temperatures by 30-40 degrees Tuesday into Wednesday.

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Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law

Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums.

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Clouds, rain forecast to block Tuesday's lunar eclipse

Clouds, rain forecast to block Tuesday's lunar eclipse

Rain, storms and clouds are forecast Monday night through Tuesday, likely blocking out any view of a full lunar eclipse -- sometimes known as a "Blood Moon" -- occurring early Tuesday morning.

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Mostly cloudy, highs in upper 70s Monday

Mostly cloudy, highs in upper 70s Monday

Mostly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the upper 70s are forecast Monday before a cold front brings storms and possible freezing temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Warmth bringing out spring blooms -- and pollen

Warmth bringing out spring blooms -- and pollen

As temperatures rise consistently into the 60s and 70s, spring blooms are bursting around the region -- elevating levels of tree and grass pollen.

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Clouds, highs in lower 70s Friday with showers late

Clouds, highs in lower 70s Friday with showers late

Mostly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 70s are forecast Friday, with rain showers likely in the late evening hours.

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Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow

Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow

Maryland will receive federal disaster funding to help pay for snow-clearing efforts from a February storm that left a foot and a half of accumulation across parts of the region in a single day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday.

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State conducting controlled burns as brush fire season sets in

State conducting controlled burns as brush fire season sets in

A snowy winter kept the state's brush fire season at bay into March, but now Maryland forestry officials are conducting controlled burns to prevent accidental blazes later this spring.

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Sunshine, highs in lower 70s forecast Thursday

Sunshine, highs in lower 70s forecast Thursday

A beautiful spring day is forecast in the Baltimore area Thursday with sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s to lower 70s.

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Full lunar eclipse could bring 'Blood Moon' next week

Full lunar eclipse could bring 'Blood Moon' next week

A full lunar eclipse will occur early Tuesday morning, darkening the full moon and possibly tinting it a reddish hue that causes some to call it a "Blood Moon".

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Sunshine, highs in lower 60s forecast Wednesday

Sunshine, highs in lower 60s forecast Wednesday

Clear, sunny skies, breezy conditions and temperatures reaching the lower 60s are forecast in the Baltimore area Wednesday.

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Forecasters predict 70 percent chance of El Niño by summer

Forecasters predict 70 percent chance of El Niño by summer

Australian meteorologists predict a 70 percent chance El Niño will develop this year, higher than the 50 percent odds U.S. forecasters called for last month.

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Clouds, winds, highs in mid-60s forecast Tuesday

Clouds, winds, highs in mid-60s forecast Tuesday

Milder temperatures and dry weather are forecast Tuesday, with blustery winds.

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Brightened planet Mars to align with Earth, sun this week

Brightened planet Mars to align with Earth, sun this week

Mars will appear at its biggest and brightest in the night sky this week as it aligns with the Earth and sun on Tuesday.

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Rain, highs in mid-50s forecast Monday

Rain, highs in mid-50s forecast Monday

Steady rain is forecast for much of the day Monday, with highs in the mid-50s.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER


Scott Dance is a blogger for The Baltimore Sun, covering the weather and breaking news. He is a native of Timonium and began to develop his reporting chops at The Diamondback at the University of Maryland. Scott spent five years covering all sides of startup and corporate cultures for the Baltimore Business Journal.

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April 18, 2014
Normal High: 66°
Record High: 94° (1896)
Normal Low: 44°
Record Low: 26° (1875)
Precipitation: 0.00"
Normal Precipitation: 0.10"
Precip. Month to Date: 3.09"
Precip. Year to Date: 14.76"
Snow: 0.00"
Snow Month to Date: 0.00"
Snow Depth: 0.00"
Sunrise: 6:23 am
Sunset: 7:47 pm
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous