Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 08/15/2022 12:30:04 pm


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Sun Rise

06:20 AM

Sun Set

08:02 PM

Day Length

13:42 Hours


2 min 14 sec loss

Moon Rise

10:21 PM

Moon Set

10:16 AM

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Aug 19,2022

Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous

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Current Conditions

July 1 2022

Friday Late Afternoon Update

Following up from my earlier report when we tracked the storms popping and exceeding model guidance, The National Weather Service caught up to the event. 

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for central Maryland and northern Virginia unit 7 PM.  So by the time you see this, there is not much left to go.  I will spell the out below.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch Unit 7 PM

A Watch means conditions may produce more storms with damming wind or large hail.

Warnings will be issued for local towns or counties when an actual storm with these conditions pops up.


Radar Loop 1:45 PM to 4 PM

This is  one loop with 100 images so it may take longer to load…

Martinsburg to Bel Air… This was an impressive cluster.

I wanted to show you the flare up of storms, and lighting explosion with the activity. Some tree damage has been reported with high wind gusts in York County, PA.

At the end of this loop, that cluster split around Bel Air, but regrouped to enter Cecil County in Northeastern MD.


HRRR Model Simulation 

4 PM to 10 PM

Tracking that cell around Winchester, it may hold near Frederick, Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Howard County…. But fall apart close to Baltimore by 7 PM.

This is NOT a perfect product, but it does guide us to suggest the weakening of the storm cells after 6 to 7 PM, and fading away by sunset.

The activity in the mountains will also fade as the sun angle gets low and we lose the heating supply. So a quick drop of of energy and storms this evening. 





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More humidity means a warmer morning, but maybe not as hot in the afternoon with storms.  The risk for severe weather is centered on our region.


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Radar Simulation 4 PM to 10 PM

This looks like an issue mainly between the mountains and I-95/Metro Baltimore. It may reach Annapolis and Easton by 10 PM.

Farther south and to the beaches should remain dry.



Looking Ahead:

Sunday will be cooler, but we ‘may’ see showers linger by the beaches. The overnight model guidance did move that farther south, but I want to see one more run before dropping that chance.

As of now, July 4th is looking good!





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7 Day Forecast

After storms that may turn severe on Saturday, it will be followed by a cooler Sunday. The July 4th- Monday should heat up again, but remain dry.

Another round of strong to severe storms is possible on Tuesday.



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I am aware there are some spelling and grammar typos. I have made a few public statements over the years, but if you are new here you may have missed it:

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