Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 06/26/2022 10:00:03 pm


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Sun Rise

05:42 AM

Sun Set

08:37 PM

Day Length

14:55 Hours


0 min 16 sec loss

Moon Rise

03:41 AM

Moon Set

06:50 PM

Next: New Moon

Jun 28,2022

Moon Phase

Waning Crescent

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Current Conditions

May 20 Tornado Watch Until 7 PM Baltimore North To Souther Pennsylvania

Severe Weather

May 20 2022

Friday Afternoon Report

Since my earlier report, NOAA had adjusted the Severe Storm Risk southward. This begins to include southern Pennsylvania and north central Maryland into the marginal to slight category.  

Severe Storm Outlook

As a result of ‘potential’ A Tornado Watch has been issued until 7 PM.  The greater chance will be farther north, but Baltimore is included on the edge.  This is important for the Back Eyed Susan Day and Preakness Festivities. 


Satellite Loop (Enhanced Cloud Tops)

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

That MCC we tracked this morning looks less impressive, but there is a lot of spin and sheer left over. That is what any storm getting enough lift could lead to spin off vortices and tornadoes.. But that is closer to the core into Pennsylvania with the higher risk.



Tornado Watch Until 7 PM

This is Potential NOT a Promise. 

Should a storm develop, a WARNING will be issued to track through specific towns and counties. 

Central Maryland/York PA region timing would be 2 to 4 PM for the chance… Up Until 7 PM for Metro Philadelphia and northern Delaware.




Radar Loop 10:40 AM to 12:40 PM

Here we can see the rapid movement of that storm line in the mountains, pivoting to the northeast along the way.

Some showers are breaking out ahead of that main band in the mountains…

But this is moving to the east -northeast. That is on a track for this cluster to miss metro Baltimore… but reach York PA.

We will need to watch for new pop up cells ahead of it.




Doppler Radar Snapshot at 12:30 PM

Warnings ha ve popped near Cumberland….

Next up Hagerstown and Chambersburg.

New cells ahead of this are the wild card. As you will see below, the short range model simulations have underplayed them.


My Concern

The computer model simulations seem to be underplaying this situation, so we need to pay close attention for whatever pops up.  Storms have already produced severe wether and wrings in Western Maryland.

UPDATE at 2:10 PM

York County getting the brunt!!! Large Hail from Dover to York heading to Mount Joy.

Less intense but still strong from Dallasotown to Shrewsbury in the next 20 + min.

Metro Philadelphia also in line for intense storms from their first of two rounds… This is missing Central Maryland



HRRR Model

Not much action showing up ahead of main line in the Watch Zone…

We need to pay attention for any development ‘nowcast’ the situation through 4 PM.



NAM 3 Km Model

This model also is missing any further development.




Looking For Convergence By The Bay

The winds are primarily from the Southwest. But by the Chesapeake a Southeast Wind is always the factor that can enhance storm development east of Frederick into metro areas…. Watching for that wind set up for anything new to ‘pop.



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Preakness Saturday





RECORD HIGH: 96ºF in 1934



Looking Ahead:

Preakness Saturday Afternoon

Sunday Storms

I know the models had lowered the chance yesterday, but it looks like we will still be tracking at least a 50% chance for storm and a severe risk mid afternoon and evening. This will be followed by a sharp cool down Monday.





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7 Day Forecast

Humidity builds today then just plain HOT Friday into the weekend.

Preakness should dry with a slight chance for storms that night.

Rain risk increases on Sunday to break the heat next week.




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