Current Conditions: Baltimore, Maryland, 10/21/2021 06:20:02 am
Temperature

50°

Mostly Clear

48°

Dew Point
Relative Humidity

93%

Feels Like

50°

Wind (WNW)

3mph

Air Pressure

30.06

Sun
Sun Rise

07:22 AM

Sun Set

06:19 PM

Day Length

10:57 Hours

Difference

2 min 25 sec loss

Moon
Moon Rise

07:04 PM

Moon Set

08:12 AM

Next: Last Quarter

Oct 28,2021

Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous

Climate
Average Low

44°

65°

Average High
Record Low

26°


(1952)

90°


(1947)
Record High
Current Conditions

Power Outages

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Coverage Map

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Weather-related power outages and electric system resiliency

High winds, especially when combined with precipitation from seasonal storms, can cause damage to electricity utility systems, resulting in service interruptions to large numbers of electricity customers. While most such power outages are caused by damage from trees and tree limbs falling on local electricity distribution lines and poles, major power outages tend to be caused by damage to electricity transmission lines which carry bulk power long distances.

Depending on the severity of the storm and resulting impairment, power outages can last a few hours or extend to periods of several days, and have real economic effects. Power outages can impact businesses (primarily through lost orders and damage to perishable goods and inventories), and manufacturers (mainly through downtime and lost production, or equipment damage). Data from various studies lead to cost estimates from storm-related outages to the U.S. economy at between $20 billion and $55 billion annually. Data also suggest the trend of outages from weather-related events is increasing.

Suggested solutions for reducing impacts from weather-related outages include improved tree-trimming schedules to keep rights-of-way clear, placing distribution and some transmission lines underground, implementing Smart Grid improvements to enhance power system operations and control, inclusion of more distributed generation, and changing utility maintenance practices and metrics to focus on power system reliability.

MEMA OSPREY Emergency Map
MEMA OSPREY Emergency Map

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Emergency Radio
Emergency Radio

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