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  • NOAA affirms forecast of 'very active' hurricane season

    NOAA affirms forecast of 'very active' hurricane season
    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...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Correction 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...
  • Harford urges residents to be prepared for hurricane season

    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...
  • Tropical Storm Gabrielle could soon break lull in hurricane season

    Tropical Storm Gabrielle could soon break lull in hurricane season
    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...
  • Tropical Storm Patty quickly weakening

    Tropical Storm Patty quickly weakening
    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...
  • NASA/NOAA satellite shows Earth in green

    NASA/NOAA satellite shows Earth in green
    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...
  • Smaller Chesapeake 'dead zone' forecast

    Smaller Chesapeake 'dead zone' forecast
    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...
  • Tropical Storm Andrea forecast to bring Md. heavy rain Friday

    Tropical Storm Andrea forecast to bring Md. heavy rain Friday
    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...
  • NOAA opens weather center in College Park

    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...
  • More tropical action: Rafael is season's ninth hurricane

    More tropical action: Rafael is season's ninth hurricane
    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...
  • Hurricane season is here — are you ready?

    Hurricane season is here — are you ready?
    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...
  • Westowne Elementary parents stage walkouts to beat heat

    Westowne Elementary parents stage walkouts to beat heat
    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...