Current Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 10/25/2021 03:20:04 am
Temperature

59°

Mostly Cloudy

54°

Dew Point
Relative Humidity

83%

Feels Like

59°

Wind (N)

0mph

Air Pressure

29.99

Sun
Sun Rise

07:27 AM

Sun Set

06:14 PM

Day Length

10:47 Hours

Difference

2 min 22 sec loss

Moon
Moon Rise

09:25 PM

Moon Set

12:10 PM

Next: Last Quarter

Oct 28,2021

Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous

Climate
Average Low

42°

64°

Average High
Record Low

28°


(1962)

77°


(1931)
Record High
Current Conditions

August 28 Storm Chance Today And Hurricane Ida Tracking

Tropics

Saturday August 28 2021

There is one theme I have maintained all summer: Over achieving weather events! We have seen it time and time again!

Computer model guidance has often underplayed radar simulations, meaning we have ended up with more than suggested on most occasions. We saw that yesterday as well.

With that theme in mind, I have added that suggestion to today’s storms.  This was also applied to Hurricane Ida.  My early reports mentioned the warm water and likelihood this would be a major hurricane (Cat. 3 or higher) by landfall. Now the modeling is pushing a Cat 4 storm reaching Louisiana on Sunday, the anniversary of Katrina.

All of this will be addressed below.

Also see: Storm Reports Friday Aug 27

Morning Surface Weather

The circulation I tracked yesterday was responsible for our severe storms. It is now located off of the coast on a stalled front.

Light winds will be from the Northeast. This will bring afternoon temps about 10 degrees cooler, but still humid.  It will also produce more showers and storms. 

 

Storm Chances Today

This Model below shows pop up development ‘near’ and mainly east of Baltimore this afternoon. 

This is close enough to keep a 50% chance of storms, with higher odds for Harford, Cecil Counties and Delmarva to the beaches. 

Another line of storms will form in the mountains and push in to our western suburbs by evening. 

 

 

Radar Simulation

We need to anticipate that there will be more activity than shown here.  Afternoon storms will develop near and east of Baltimore between noon and 4 PM.

A new line of strong and possibly severe storms will develop in the mountains after 4 PM, and could reach our western suburbs after 8 PM.

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Afternoon Temperatures 

Weather Almanac: Climate Data

TODAY August 26

Normal Low in Baltimore:  64ºF

Record 48ºF in 1885

 

Normal High in Baltimore: 84ºF

Record 101º F 1948

 

Hurricane Ida: National Hurricane Center Update

 

 

  • LOCATION...24.4N 85.7W
  • ABOUT 385 MI…620 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  • ABOUT 440 MI…710 KM SSE OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
  • MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
  • PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
  • MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…985 MB…29.09 INCHES

 

Satellite Loop

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Headlines

  • Hurricane Ida has already out performed modeling. 
  • It has passed north of Cuba and now in the open Gulf of Mexico with winds of 85 mph.
  • Hurricane Warnings in place with evacuations from coastal Louisiana happening now. 
  • Expected landfall on Sunday as a Category 4 with sustained winds of 140 mph and gusts to 170 mph.

 

 

Forecast Track/Cone

The National Hurricane Center Track shows the path of landfall on the coast of Louisiana as a Category 4 Major Hurricane.  The timing shows Sunday, but there is still some wiggle room among models.

I will have a more detailed update on the storm specifics later this morning. 

 

Warnings And Watches

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…

* East of Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Louisiana to the

Mississippi/Alabama border

* Vermilion Bay, Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Maurepas

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

* Intracoastal City Louisiana to the Mouth of the Pearl River

* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…

* Sabine Pass to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Louisiana

* Mobile Bay

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

* Cameron Louisiana to west of Intracoastal City Louisiana

* Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Cameron Louisiana to west of Intracoastal City Louisiana

* Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Mississippi/Alabama border to the Alabama/Florida border

 

Impact for us:

The modeling shows the expected weakening inland, then curving to the Northeast. We can expect impact of tropical rain and possible severe storms Wednesday and Thursday.

 

 

 

Computer Models Spaghetti Plots

This cluster shows agreement on the landfall and curving northeast. It also generally plots the remnant Low of Ida into central Maryland.

 

 

Storm Animation:

This GFS Model simulation shows the rain from Ida spreading our way by Wednesday, however this shows the remnant Low passing to our north. The actual track may determine the highest risk for severe storms… So we need to pay close attention.

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7 Day Forecast

 

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