| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Approaching the heart of hurricane season, government forecasters say indicators are pointing to a potentially "very active" pattern in the tropics, affirming pre-season outlooks.
"Our confidence for an above-normal season is still high because the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:01 AM
The sport that Thomas Swartz of Crofton participated in at the National Senior Games in Cleveland was listed incorrectly in the July 21 editions. Swartz competed in cycling, winning the bronze medal in the 20-kilometer road race and a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:57 AM
This year's hurricane season is expected to be busier than ever and Harford emergency managers are urging residents to be prepared.
While Harford was spared from much of the wrath of Superstorm Sandy, images of it and the damage it caused are still fresh...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The season's seventh tropical storm, to be named Gabrielle, could form within the next few days off the west African coast, but the hurricane season is meanwhile falling increasingly behind its typical pace -- likely the sixth season since 1944 without...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Tropical Storm Patty has formed and should be a short-lived sixteenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
The storm is 230 miles northeast of the Bahamas, not too far from Florida, but there are no storm watches or warnings in effect. The storm...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Scientists have gathered a year's worth of satellite observations to create an image showing just how much of Earth is covered in green.
The satellite is NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Suomi NPP, which is able to detect...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's "dead zone" this summer is on track to be smaller than usual for the second year in a row, scientists announced Tuesday.
Based on estimates of rainfall-fed runoff the first five months of the year, researchers with the University of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Just a few days into the hurricane season, Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to deluge Maryland and much of the Atlantic coast Friday, prompting flash flood warnings across the Baltimore region.
The storm was not expected to pack anything close to the...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:52 AM
A facility intended to be a "brain center" for U.S. weather and climate prediction activity opened Monday at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Officials including Sen. Barbara Mikulski, led a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 268,000-square-foot...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Just as the early parts of the Atlantic hurricane season saw some action, the tropics are still stirring in the last six weeks or so of the season, with Hurricane Rafael showing there is still some fight out there.
The storm is about 345 miles south of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Officially, hurricane season runs from June through the end of November. And according to the experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this season might be stormier than usual.
We have a 70 percent chance of 13 to 20 named...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Westowne Elementary School parents cited indoor temperatures exceeding 90 degrees for gathering at the school Friday afternoon to sign their children out early.
"When the indoor temperatures become so unbearable, there has to be an early dismissal...