Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 07/16/2024 01:30:04 am




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05:54 AM

Sun Set

08:31 PM

Day Length

14:37 Hours


1 min 20 sec loss

Moon Rise

04:25 PM

Moon Set

01:21 AM

Next: Full Moon

Jul 21,2024

Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous

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September 30 Weather Coastal Clouds From Old Ophelia As Second Summer Starts From The West

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September 30, 2023

Saturday Morning Update

Welcome to the last day of September. We end this month finally getting more rain and a dent in our drought, but still talking about the Ghost of Ophelia. The resurgence of that old storm is NOT tropical, but the reason for the clouds and drizzle we have had. There will be lingering clouds for the Oceans Calling Festival in Ocean City and further up the coast there was historic rainfall and flooding in New York City.

Much of our region will begin to see an improvement today leading to a second summer feel to the air all next week.

If you missed it, we have a t-shirt fundraiser RE5PECT for Brooks Robinson and The Orioles. See below.

Record Rainfall Friday

JFK Airport in New York City had a daily record of 8.58 inches. Compare this to the full month of September in Baltimore which brought us 6.26”. This did put a dent in our drought, but for New York, it was too much and led to incredible and dangerous flooding.

September 29 record rain New York City


New York Flood Video Collection

Here is the montage I posted on Facebook on Friday

Morning Surface Weather

The remnant Low (ghost) of Ophelia is still out there off the coast. The main influence is still swinging wind and rain into Southern New England and Long Island, NY.

Clouds along the Mid-Atlantic coast linger, but the winds have shifted more FROM THE NORTH. This has limited the moisture so not much drizzle or rain.

Farther inland, High Pressure in the Great Lakes is helping to erode the clouds and send in clearing from the west.

Some of you may have sun this morning, and there will be a wider break out this afternoon.

September 30 weather Saturday morning coastal storm


Wind Forecast 8 AM to 8 PM

Snapshot at 4 PM

The circulation from the Ghost of Ophelia is farther off the coast, but the winds are still influencing the coast and Oceans Calling Festival in Ocean City.



Cloud Forecast

Animation 8 AM to 8 PM

Expected to remain cloudy on the coast with more clearing inland.


Temperature Forecast

With some sunshine, a chance to reach the 70s west of the Bay.



Recent Reports

Oceans Calling Festival Forecast

Drought Report September 28


RE5PECT – Shirts and Hoodies

In case you missed it, my friends helped me make this tribute to Brooks Robinson. Proceeds will go to Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He played Little League with them in Little Rock before moving to Baltimore.

Click here or the image to get yours:

Sizes: T’s in Kids, Ladies(District), Unisex(Next Level), plus Hoodies (SportTek)!

RE5SPECT Brooks Robinson Shirts


TODAY September 30

Sunrise at 7:02 AM

Sunset at 6:51 PM

Normal Low in Baltimore:  53ºF

Record 39ºF in 1888

Normal High in Baltimore: 74ºF

Record 92ºF 1986


New Reports:

El Niño Advisory: First Look At NOAA’s Winter Outlook Expectations

Winter Outlook 2024 From Two Farmers Almanacs

Return to Cold and Snow


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Simply Put: Sunny Improvement and Pleasant.

Morning Temperatures

September 30 weather temperatures Sunday morning

Afternoon Temperatures

September 30 weather temperatures Sunday afternoong


Looking Ahead: NOAA Temperature Outlooks

I posted this on Facebook last night. This week ahead will be Warmer in the lower 80s. The week that follows will be Cooler. When comparing to seasonal averages, that should mean highs ranging in the 50s for the mountains and inland suburbs to 60s in metro areas and across the Bay.

NOAA Temperature Outlook October


Jet Stream Animation

Saturday to Next Saturday

After we kick this trough off the coast, a ridge with High Pressure will build in a warmer air mass all week. The next change will be noticeable next weekend. That is the pattern change that will truly make it feel like Autumn.

September 30 jet stream second summer

7 Day Forecast

The nice weather may start for some today, then the rest of the region on Sunday. This will extend through most of next week.  The signal for change may be showers in the mountains later on Friday. This will bring in our change next weekend.

September 30 weather forecast 7 day Saturday


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Aurora Photos From Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Deep Creek Lake Maryland


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