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  • 5 questions on meteors/asteroids, answered

    5 questions on meteors/asteroids, answered
    As if some weren't already on edge with the prospect of an asteroid passing 17,000 miles from Earth, a meteorite exploded over Russian skies injuring 500 people. Scientists say the two aren't related, but there is a long list of questions many may have...
  • New western Maryland wind energy project in works

    New western Maryland wind energy project in works
    While Maryland lawmakers debate whether to subsidize a large wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, an Annapolis company is moving ahead with plans for the state's third land-based wind "farm." Synergics Wind Energy LLC, which built...
  • Coming storm could 'pack a pretty good punch'

    Storm trackers are continuing to refine their predictions for a nor'easter set to strike Maryland later this week, calling for strong rain and wind on Wednesday — most heavily along the Eastern Shore — and possibly snow on Thursday. "We're...
  • Garrett Co. roads cleared, but outages remain

    Most roads were cleared of snow and fallen trees in Garrett County as of late Sunday, and most federal and state emergency officials who'd responded there following superstorm Sandy's damaging blizzard had departed. Still, thousands remained without...
  • Nor'easter could bring season's first wintry mix or snowfall event for Baltimore area

    Nor'easter could bring season's first wintry mix or snowfall event for Baltimore area
    A nor'easter expected to sweep up the Mid-Atlantic coast could bring the season's first wintry precipitation, depending on how closely the storm tracks along the shore, meteorologists said. Forecasters were confident Monday that a storm system would form...
  • Commentary: Bearly able to conceal excitement about bears

    Commentary: Bearly able to conceal excitement about bears
    Since I was a kid, I've spent a lot of time in the woods. My family has camped in state and national parks along the East Coast from Maine to Florida, and I've even hiked relatively short portions of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, Pennsylvania and...
  • Day trips: Green means beachin' fun in OC and western Md.

    Day trips: Green means beachin' fun in OC and western Md.
    Ocean City St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival Spend St. Patrick's Day by the seaside. Visit Ocean City for the 31st annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, sponsored by Delmarva Irish-American Club. The parade features pipe and drum bands,...
  • Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays

    Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays
    Driven by a sizable baby boomer population nearing retirement age, Maryland, like the rest of the nation, grew older in the past decade, but Baltimore bucked the trend, attracting more young adults as the number of its middle-age and retiree residents...
  • 'Derecho' storm wasn't first to strike Md.

    'Derecho' storm wasn't first to strike Md.
    The storm that devastated much of Maryland on Friday, known as a "derecho", not the first of its kind to strike the state, but its impact was among the most severe and widespread. Derechos are widespread storms in which multiple bands of strong storms...
  • Deep Creek vacation home is dream of a lifetime

    Deep Creek vacation home is dream of a lifetime
    Hanging on the wall of Mike and Jean Tumbarello's new retreat at Deep Creek Lake is an old framed greeting card with a primitive drawing of a brown log cabin nestled among trees aglow with autumn colors. The scene is rendered in crayon with a sentiment...
  • Storm shifts to Tues. P.M.; 5 inches or less due

     
    Snow chances for Tuesday in Central Maryland have now reached 100 percent, and forecasters at the National Weather Service have issued a Winter Storm Watch for Central and Southern Maryland, as well as much of the Eastern Shore.UPDATE: 3 p.m.:......
  • Cold? This isn't cold. Forty-below is cold

     
    The mercury here at The Sun is struggling to top the freezing mark today. Ten of the last 11 days have been below the seasonal norms at BWI-Marshall Airport. And 23 days in December were below the long-term averages, too. The average......