Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 06/26/2022 11:20:03 pm
Temperature

77°

Mostly Cloudy

69°

Dew Point
Relative Humidity

77%

Feels Like

77°

Wind (SE)

8mph

Air Pressure

30.01

Sun
Sun Rise

05:42 AM

Sun Set

08:37 PM

Day Length

14:55 Hours

Difference

0 min 16 sec loss

Moon
Moon Rise

03:41 AM

Moon Set

06:50 PM

Next: New Moon

Jun 28,2022

Moon Phase

Waning Crescent

Climate
Average Low

65°

86°

Average High
Record Low

52°


(1986)

99°


(1954)
Record High
Current Conditions

May 20 Tracking Morning Storms Then Dangerous Heat For Preakness Weekend

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Record Weather
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May 20 2022

Friday Morning Report

Baltimore is front and center in the sports world this weekend with Preakness, and on the edge of some weather headlines.  We have been expecting high heat this weekend, and there has been a Special Statement about that from the National Weather Service.  In fact a new record high may be set for the date.

But first, we need to track some storm clusters including this morning. 

Morning Set up- Close

Surface Weather

Two bands of storms are being tracked to start the day. The leading edge is moving through western Maryland and has produced lightning and thunder with downpours. This may clip metro areas and especially north of Baltimore this morning.

The second cluster in Ohio is a Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC). This has broad circulation and will produce severe storms in the path. This is tracking into central Pennsylvania through early this afternoon. 

 

 



 

Satellite Loop (Enhanced Cloud Tops)

4 AM to 6 AM

That MCC looks impressive. Here we can see that Ohio storm tracking to the east-northeast and will be heading into PA.

 

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NOAA Severe Storm Risk

 

Morning Radar Snapshot at 6 AM

Radar Loop

4 AM to 6 AM

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That cluster will weaken as it crosses the mountains, by some energy may clip metro Baltimore during the morning commute.  This will help increase the humidity today. 

 

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The MCC in Ohio is tracking to central PA

AFTERNOON:

Radar Simulation Animation 

NAM 3 Km shows this mostly for central PA

 

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HRRR Model  shows that MCC possibly tracking south and clipping northern Maryland just north of Baltimore. This is worth watching for any lightning strikes on the outer edges. 

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Afternoon Temperatures

Note the cooler temps farther north. This will be impacted by clouds and downdrafts closer to that MCC in PA.

 



 

Around The Nation

While we track severe storms and record heat here in the east, a snowstorm is forming in the Rockies. Metro Denver may get over 6 inches of snow with over 1 foot in the high mountains into this weekend.

 

 

 

CLIMATE DATA

TODAY May 20th

Normal Low in Baltimore:  53ºF

Record 39ºF in 2002

 

Normal High in Baltimore: 75ºF

Record 95ºF 1962

 

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Preakness Saturday 

Temperatures

Morning

 

Afternoon

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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