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August 19, 2008

Fay fades, we stay dry, get cooler


Looks like Tropical Storm Fay won't make it to hurricane status, and is more likely to fade as she moves north along the Florida peninsula. And the computer models seem to be falling into agreement that the storm's remnants will not make it to Maryland.

Here's the latest advisory. Here's the current forecast track. And here's Fay viewed from orbit. Got reservations in Orlando? Lotsa luck. Here are some Orlando web cams. Kinda soggy.

Our forecast, after noting a slight chance for an isolated shower late today as a "back door" cold front drops across the region, shows nothing but sunny weather right through the weekend.

That cold front will drop our daytime highs from around 90 degrees again today, to the low- to mid-80s for the rest of the week. That's about normal for this time of year. Yesterday's high of 91 degrees at BWI (it was 92 here at Calvert & Centre streets) was way out of line. The BWI record for the date was 96 degrees, reached in 2002. That sun was scorching! 

In addition to cooling us off, the cold front, and the high pressure behind it, will block the advance of Fay's remnants, forecasters say. The computer models have the storm either dissipating as it tramps inland across the South, or being deflected by the circulation around the high pressure system toward the north and west, bringing lots of rain to the Deep South or the lower Mississippi Valley.

Go figure.

In the meantime, there is another storm brewing far out in the tropical Atlantic. Looks a bit unfavorable for rapid development, but forecasters are watching it. 

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:28 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Hurricanes


The greatest danger from tropical storms like FAY is - the absolute panic the retards at the NATIONAL (expletive deleted) MEDIA wish to send you into as every storm every gust of wind approaches!!! And when a ... (real) HURRICANE or disaster happens - most people will just ignore it because of this 'PHONEY ALERTS' given to us by these EXPERTS in NEWS-WEATHER-EVERYTHING who only want to create more of their own importance not our safety!!!

FR: Readers? What do you think? Do the media reports on tropical storms and hurricanes go overboard? Are we creating a situation where storms that fizzle slow our response to future threats, placing us in more danger? And which media coverage are we talking about? Cable news? Weather blogs? Newspapers? Should we ignore storms until they're on our doorstep at Cat. 3? Here's one guy who needed MORE warnings, not less.

Sick of the media-- its not just storms its everything they report on,ie. business, crime, poliitics etc. We need to put a bane on our media. Nancy Grace for one should be kick out of news reporting and others like her



No one has to listen to any of this. I do think that they go a bit overboard. But look at what happens in reverse when things are not taken seriously. We get a bunch of politicians on stumps yakking about how such and such agency that is part of such and such administration screwed up.

Its just the sheep of the world who follow and react to this type of garbage people. Stay informed. Read the FACTS (There is truth being reported you know) and make up your own mind.

This blog is excepted because I do happen to think we have an objective reporter here.

I actually spend more time here than I ever do watching the news weather reports. Lots of facts here and little the sky is falling dig a hole.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff

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