Friday October 29
Today is our storm day! Rain has already moved in, and a lull has been expected, before the main event mid day through evening.
This report has a look at the Advisories for wind and coastal flooding, radar simulation and new wind forecasts below.
Schools have closed in anticipation of a combination of these factors. It will be worst this afternoon!
- Storm drains clogged with leaves and wet leaves on road.
- Wind restrictions on bridges likely.
- Trees and power lines may get knocked down.
- There will also be a total of 1 to 2+ inches of rainfall, which could lead to local inland flooding.
- Winds will also be gusting mid day and this afternoon between 50 and 60 mph.
Morning Surface Weather
The original storm has occluded. This new Low is what we will get today. That large circulate is responsible for the strong winds from the East-Southeast.
Major flooding is expected along the coastal areas of the Chesapeake Bay and some rivers. I have a spotlight on water level forecasts below for Baltimore, Annapolis, and Cambridge.
Worst Flooding in 10 to 20 years:
I have seen that it was NWS that made the mention of Hurricane Isabel. That storm raised a lot of anxiety. This is not the same as that once Cat 5 hurricane, but the flooding may be comparable ‘in some areas’, but not all.
One of the biggest tidal flood events of the past 10-20 years (possibly since Hurricane Isabel at some locales), is expected Friday & Saturday. Those along tidal shores should get ready for exceptional tidal inundation! Tidal forecasts here: https://t.co/Q2WdpDGgIJ pic.twitter.com/LQkL80pzQs
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) October 28, 2021
UPDATE AT 10:30 AM
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Severe Storm Outlook
The risk for storms to turn severe is marginal, but the wind speeds may mimic severe storm limits (58 mph).
Coastal Flood Advisory
Water Level Spotlights
Next few High Tides may bring water more than 5 Feet ABOVE NORMAL
Also high water on the Lower Eastern Shore.
Boating and Bay page you will see
This includes currents, water levels, wind, water temps, and salinity. Click this image to control the maps.
Click here for: Maryland Tide Tables
Animation 8 AM to 10 PM
Sustained Winds- Mid Day
Peak Wind Gusts – Full Storm
Weather Almanac: Climate Data
TODAY October 29
Normal Low in Baltimore: 42ºF
Record 26ºF in 2001
Normal High in Baltimore: 63ºF
Record 82º F 1946
What to wear Today?
Rain Jacket: Chilly with heavy rain and strong winds at times.
7 Day Forecast
Lingering effects from the storm over the weekend.
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