July 29 2022
Friday Morning Update
This has been a frustrating weather week locally. Some places have had routine storms, while others are approaching drought conditions in central Maryland. I have heard plenty of concerns from Frederick County for example, while storms dumped rain to the north in PA and east across metro Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis.
Today there is a risk for storms to turn severe, mainly south, but we do expect more widespread rain showers to develop. More on that below.
BUT FIRST…. The Fireball
Did you hear about a fireball last night? It was around 9:56 PM. I will explore more later, but wanted to put this early report today. It includes two videos from Delaware to Virginia.
Morning Surface Weather
Today we watch the cold front arriving from the Northwest, which a wave of energy will ride ahead of it. This is what southern areas have a better chance for strong to severe storms… but it all depends on the timing and arrival for how far north it may reach.
In our region northern areas will get into the cooler air sooner, so the focus for severe storms will be farther south.
Satellite Loop 5 AM to 7 AM
Look at the lower left and see that cluster of high clouds. The movement shows what we are tracking today.
Severe Storm Risk
It will not be as hot, but it will be muggy.
Late Afternoon or Evening Storms?
While the modeling has been poor and here we see they don’t fully agree… A larger event should have a better handle with the morning package. I will post an update on the timing before lunchtime.
NAM 3Km –
Shows this impacting mid portions of the Bay, which would include Baltimore and Annapolis.
HRRR Model –
Shows this with a more focused cluster in southern Maryland.
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TODAY July 29th
Normal Low in Baltimore: 67ºF
Record 59ºF in 2014
Normal High in Baltimore: 88ºF
Record 101ºF 2011
Check out the COOL AIR reaching the mountains. That will not completely get here, but it does signal a drop in humidity this weekend.
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