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  • Chilly start Monday, warming up to 73 degrees later

    Chilly start Monday, warming up to 73 degrees later
    Baltimore is in for a chilly start Monday, with temperatures in the 60s bringing a taste of fall before the day warms up into the afternoon. The high for the day is forecast to be 73 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Inland areas of...
  • Duckett Dam was operated responsibly during heavy rainstorm [Commentary]

    On Aug. 12, a downpour hit Laurel, dumping 4.47 inches of rain on the area in little over two hours. The rain flooded downtown Laurel. Much of downtown Laurel is built on a floodplain — "a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that...
  • Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Baltimore region

    Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Baltimore region
    Severe thunderstorms are possible across the region Saturday afternoon and evening, possibly capable of producing damaging wind and hail. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 9 p.m. for all of Central Maryland,...
  • Heat wave to continue through this week

    Heat wave to continue through this week
    A late summer heat wave will continue through this week, according to the National Weather Service, with high temperatures not expected to drop from around 90 degrees until Sunday. Wednesday was expected to be mostly sunny with a light breeze. The low...
  • Swimming restrictions in place in Ocean City as Cristobal stirs up seas, drowning Va. teen

    Swimming restrictions in place in Ocean City as Cristobal stirs up seas, drowning Va. teen
    The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized, and a Virginia teen drowned in a rip current there Tuesday as town officials limited beachgoers to wading as Hurricane Cristobal continues to churn up...
  • Baltimore could fail to hit 90 degrees in August for first time since 1984

    Baltimore could fail to hit 90 degrees in August for first time since 1984
    Baltimore still hasn't hit 90 degrees this month, despite forecasts it might have Wednesday. With perhaps one more chance to hit the mark, it could be the first August without 90-degree temperatures here in 30 years. Baltimore-Washington International...
  • Three rescued after boat capsizes near Ocean City

    Three rescued after boat capsizes near Ocean City
    The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized in the rough waves. Coast Guard Station Ocean City received a report of an overturned vessel about 4:30 p.m. A crew aboard a 47-foot lifeboat was...
  • Morgan football player died of heat stroke, autopsy shows

    Morgan football player died of heat stroke, autopsy shows
    Autopsy results showing that Morgan State University football player Marquese Meadow died of heat stroke have prompted his mother to question whether coaches and trainers monitored the heat at practice or gave players enough water breaks. Meadow, an 18-...
  • El Niño watch continues, but chances slip

    El Niño watch continues, but chances slip
    Climate forecasters still expect El Nino to develop this fall or winter, but the chances have fallen to about two in three. The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center in College Park on Thursday upheld the El Niño watch it began in March....
  • Anne Arundel could spend $3 million on storm repairs

    Anne Arundel could spend $3 million on storm repairs
    The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said it could cost $3 million to fix road damage caused by Tuesday's heavy rainstorm. The most badly damaged road in the county was Marley Neck Road near Marcy Drive in Glen Burnie, which will be closed...
  • Heavy rains lead to water rescues, road detours

    Heavy rains lead to water rescues, road detours
    Tuesday's torrential rain — the most to fall in one day in more than 80 years — shut down portions of major roadways, stranded dozens of motorists, including some who had to be rescued, and caused dangerous flash floods throughout the region....
  • July 2014 was Baltimore's coolest since 2009, 17th-mildest on record

    July 2014 was Baltimore's coolest since 2009, 17th-mildest on record
    July didn't quite feel like mid-summer in Baltimore, with persistently cool air making it one of the mildest in years. The average temperature of 75.6 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is the coolest there since...