Current Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 10/21/2021 07:00:03 am
Temperature

51°

Partly Cloudy

48°

Dew Point
Relative Humidity

89%

Feels Like

51°

Wind (N)

0mph

Air Pressure

30.05

Sun
Sun Rise

07:22 AM

Sun Set

06:19 PM

Day Length

10:57 Hours

Difference

2 min 25 sec loss

Moon
Moon Rise

07:04 PM

Moon Set

08:12 AM

Next: Last Quarter

Oct 28,2021

Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous

Climate
Average Low

44°

65°

Average High
Record Low

26°


(1952)

90°


(1947)
Record High
Current Conditions

July 29 Enhanced Risk For Severe Storms Today

Severe

Thursday July 29 2021

ENHANCED SEVERE STORM RISK TODAY!

This is Level 3 out of 5 for severity! Please take this one seriously! A very charged atmosphere has already had a history of destructive storms in the Great Lakes, and that energy will reach us any time after 4 PM.

 

Risk for storms to produce 

  • Damaging Winds
  • Large Hail
  •  A Few Tornados
  • Dangerous Lightning
  • Flash Flooding

 

Tracking Reminder: Live Radar/Lightning has already been set up. See the pages labeled for local areas at the bottom of this post.

 

Severe Storm Parameters

These maps may tell the story better than the radar simulation (below). I’ve used the snapshot of 7 PM, which is when the peak of the activity should reach north central Maryland.

 

What is likely to happen:

A Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Watch may be issued this afternoon and evening. That will cover a large part of our region for 6+ hours.  It means severe storms are likely but not promised. This will heighten the anticipation of watch for the rough weather to form.

 

Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Warnings may be issued. That will be when a storm with those conditions has formed. This will be tracked through specific towns in a smaller county location.  That is when you need to seek shelter.

 

Supercell Storms: 

These are rotating cells that can produce the most severe weather with destructive winds and large hail. The storms themselves rotate, which can produce a tornado, but does not promise that.

Significant Tornado Parameter

This is the likelihood that an actual funnel cloud may form and reach the ground.

 

Morning Surface Weather

Low Pressure along a strong cold front has produce what we call a Mesoscale Convective Complex. It is not a derecho, but can behave similarly with large scale coverage of destructive weather. 

 

Satellite Loop

2 Hour Loop from 4:30 AM to 6:30 AM

This system is fading this morning, but will re-energize with the heat of the day. It is expected to reach our region when it hit maximum potential later today. 

 

July_29_satellite_loop_severe_storm_morning

 

Radar Simulation 

Reminder: This product is not perfect. It has underplayed storms all summer.

This still shows the development between 2 PM and 4 PM, that we will watch pass through central Maryland and southern PA with multiple storm cells any tine from 4 PM to midnight. 

July_29_storm_radar_simulation_Thursday_NAM

 

Weather Almanac: Climate Data

TODAY July 29

Normal Low in Baltimore:  67ºF

Record 59ºF in 2014

 

Normal High in Baltimore: 87ºF

Record 101º F 2011

 

7 Day Forecast

A big improvement begins tomorrow, then much cooler and more comfortable this weekend into next week.

 

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YOUR INTERACTIVE WEATHER PAGES

14 Local Maryland Pages (and York PA)

We have made a page for Maryland Weather which gives you the current conditions for 14 present area locations.

Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland

Baltimore

Annapolis

Bel Air

Carroll County/Westminster

Delmarva

Easton

Salisbury

Ocean City

Dover DE

Southern Maryland

Patuxent River 

Washington DC

 

Pennsylvania

York

 

 

 

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