Wednesday, January 9, 2013
It was also the hottest year on record in the D.C. area, according to the National Weather Service.
2012 was the third hottest year on record in the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service. It was the warmest year ever recorded at BWI airport since 1950 when temperatures were first recorded there, said Jared Klein, a NWS meteorologist. The average temperature in 2012 at BWI was 58.6 degrees, just a half degree lower than the 59.2 degree average in 1931 and 1949 when temperatures were recorded at the customs house in downtown Baltimore City, according to Klein. “We had one of the warmest winters on record, the warmest spring on record and the thirteenth warmest summer on record,” said Klein. “Each month was consistently above normal, except November.” The 2012 average was 3.5 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 normal, …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Residents could be with reduced water service on what is expected to be a 90-degree day.
A water main break on the 9900 block of Cape Ann Drive in King's Contrivance is expected to affect 50 homes and businesses for the six hour restoration, according to a statement from the Howard County Department of Public Works. The water main break will also affect homes and businesses on Quantrell Lane, Cotton Mill Lane, Cambric Court and Herding Row, according to the statement. Residents without water may want to visit the grocery store, as temperatures are also expected to reach up to 90 degrees in Columbia today, according to the National Weather Service. The Utilities department is directing people with concern about their service to call 410-313-4900. For news and events in Savage, sign up for the Savage-Guilford Patch newsletter.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Trains may be subject to heat-related speed restrictions.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Metro riders will be allowed to drink water on the transit system on Wednesday after the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Washington, DC, region, according to a press release. The transit agency is lifting its “no drinking” policy for water only. While riders can’t consume other beverages or food on the system, they can drink water in stations, on buses and aboard Metro trains. Riders are encouraged to use receptacles that can be tightly secured and to properly dispose of trash. Metro trains may be subject to 35 mph speed restrictions as a safety precaution during periods of extreme heat. WMATA is encouraging riders to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive updated information. The agency is also reminding riders to …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Ellicott City's Hector Garcia tells some secrets to competing in triathlons in extreme heat.
Hector Garcia is in his 12th year of competing in triathlons. Garcia, 54, an Ellicott City resident, last year finished his 100th triathlon. He's now gearing up to participate in an event Saturday, the Diamond in the Rough triathlon in Perryville, MD, where temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees. Do you take exercising seriously in the summer? What tips do you have for keeping cool and hydrated in the extreme heat? Tell us in the comments. Garcia also is the executive director of the Columbia-based Foreign-born Information Referral Network (FIRN), a nonprofit organization that helps immigrants adjust to life in Howard County. He said he trains year-round for competitions, which begin in early May. And he takes special precautions in …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Friday's storms knocked out power to hundreds of thousands across the state, there may be more on the way.
The thousands of people who lost power in Howard County after Friday’s thunderstorms had to endure another night of anxiety Sunday night, when more thunderstorms rolled through the area. We’re not out of the woods yet. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there is a slight chance of thunderstorms through Wednesday night, though there are no high winds in the forecast. NWS is also forecasting more hot weather, though milder than the past few days, when actual temperatures approached 90 degrees, with a heat index of 105. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, with temperatures reaching about 92 degrees. Thunderstorms aside, NWS is predicting mostly sunny skies. Tuesday night, there is a 40 percent …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The National Weather Service says Central Maryland could see thunderstorms and severe winds today.
The muggy temperatures won't be the only weather problem today, as the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook, calling for thunderstorms and potentially severe wind this afternoon and early evening. NWS issued the forecast for areas as far east as Howard County to Allegany County and parts of eastern West Virginia. No hazardous weather is expected for this weekend, according to NWS, and temperatures are expected to peak in the upper eighties. Baltimore Gas and Electric announced it has more than 500 employees and contractors in Central Maryland prepared to respond to fallen power lines and other electrical problems as a result of storm activity. BGE recommends households have the following items on hand in case …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Temperatures were steamy Thursday, but it should cool off a bit for the weekend.
There's no doubt about it. Thursday in Howard County was hot. Temperatures here hit a high of 99 during the day Thursday, according the Weatherunderground.com, and residents flocked to spots that would provide some relief from the heat. How do you beat the heat? Popsicles? Ice cream? Swimming? Or are you one of the few who revels in it? Let us know in the comments! The Howard County libraries and senior centers are open as public cooling spots. It's not supposed to be as hot in the coming days, so relief is in sight. Friday's forecasted high is 92 and this weekend will be 88 and 87, according to Weather.com. Patch spoke to several people at the Miller Branch Library and Rita's Italian Ice, in Ellicott City. Watch the video above to see …
Area residents weren't too dissuaded from enjoying the outdoors during the first scorcher of the summer. Perhaps they're used to it.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Temperatures in Maryland and D.C. may reach almost 100 degrees this week. What do you do to stay cool?
During the summer, temperatures often get so hot they’re considered unhealthy, forcing pool and beach lovers inside. Rachel Ugarte, a D.C. resident, says she sometimes brings her 16-month-old son Antonio to play in downtown Silver Spring’s fountain park, but often, she says they spend hot summer days in cool locations like public libraries. “When I moved here from California I thought we’d be out in the pools, but it’s too hot,” Ugarte said. Errol George, Prince George’s County assistant fire chief, recommends that residents try to stay inside as much as possible when the weather is extremely hot. “If you’re doing yard work, try and do it in spurts of maybe 15 minutes at a time, taking frequent breaks in a cooler area and making sure to…
Friday, July 22, 2011
Laurel Patch hit the streets to ask area residents about the soaring temperatures.
With temperatures in the region expected to surpass 100 degrees today, Laurel Patch hit the streets to ask area residents: How hot is it? The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Friday in Prince George's County and the rest of the D.C. metro region. The city of Laurel has sprung to action, opening cooling stations and extending pool hours.