Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 10/04/2023 09:40:03 pm




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June 7 Code Red Lowest Air Quality From Wildfire Smoke

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June 7, 2023

Wednesday Morning Update

Today we can smell it! This is all about that wildfire smoke and when you step outside you will surely notice it!

That persistent track of smoke from the Canadian (and Michigan) wildfires has now resulted in the thickest particulates for our region. The net result has our region under some rare alerts for very poor air quality.

If your eyes have been watering or if you have been coughing, it is more likely from this smoke and not the pollen.

Yesterday, the worst polluted city in the world was New York City. This image shows the orange haze over Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon. It was ranked the worst pollution among major cities around the globe.


This was sunset in Central Maryland on Tuesday. I captured this by Slacks Road in Sykesville.

June 6 sunset Maryland smoke

Today’s Worst Cities

This morning, New York and Detroit were ranked 2nd and 3rd. This plume has been expanding south our way!

June 7 weather worst air pollution cities


Air Quality Map: EPA

The ranking of Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy for much of the region.

June 7 air quality map Wednesday Maryland

Air Quality Alert

Today: Code Red. This is the worst level and it is appropriate. This applies to all groups, not just the sensitive or elderly. I personally will be doing my workout indoors.

I am not sure why Southern Pennsylvania is not included but I believe it should be.

June 7 weather air quality alert

Morning Surface Weather

The flare-up of fresh wildfires appears to be across Northern Michigan and between Ontario and Quebec in Canada.

Under normal conditions, our weather would be considered pleasant. However, that cool north wind is bringing in a thick haze even with cooler temps.

June 7 weather air quality map


Smoke Forecast:  8 AM WED to 11 PM THU

June 7 smoke forecast


Air Quality Forecast

Today may be the worst! We can hope this plays out with a gradual improvement over the next few days. This weekend may still have some haze, but less than what we will see and smell today.

June 7 weather air quality forecast

4 PM Afternoon Temperatures

It will be comfortably cool for the season, but a very deceiving haze will make it look hazy and humid.

Reminder: That code red alert is a suggestion for all to limit outdoor activities and workouts.

June 7 weather temperatures Wednesday afternoon




Building Drought As We Begin June

2023 Hurricane Season Forecast With An El Niño Watch

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TODAY June 7

Normal Low in Baltimore:  60ºF

Record 56ºF in 1891

Normal High in Baltimore: 82ºF

Record 96ºF 1999


Thursday Weather

Morning Temperatures

June 7 weather temperatures Thursday morning


Afternoon Temperatures

Still smokey haze even with a cooler breeze.

June 7 weather temperatures Thursday afternoon


Rain Outlook

A small chance of showers on Friday afternoon, but region-wide only 20%. A widespread opportunity for rain will arrive Monday (50%).

June 7 weather rain forecast


7 Day Forecast

If we didn’t have the smoke and drought, this would be a nice forecast. Temperatures remain mostly below average.

The chance of showers on Friday will be low, then more widespread Monday.

June 7 weather forecast 7 day Wednesday



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Also See: 

La Niña Has Ended. El Niño May Return By Fall


Aurora Photos From Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Deep Creek Lake Maryland


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