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August 12, 2008

September weather in August

Hard to imagine nicer weather than this - unless it's the dry, sunny, pleasant weather typical of late September or early October.

"Needed to check the calendar to make sure it's really August," quipped a NWS meteorologist in this morning's discussion from Sterling. Here's this morning's view of our region from space.

NOAAWe dipped into the upper 50s on the Weather Deck in Cockeysville this morning. It was pretty chilly under the stars at 2:30 a.m. watching the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Here at Calvert & Center, in the shadow of the State Pen, the low was 66. The airport instruments reported a low of 66 degrees, about normal for the date. It was 56 out in Martinsburg, W. Va.

Yesterday's high at The Sun was only 80 degrees, well below the long-term average high for the date of 86 degrees. We'll be about the same today, with a forecast high for the airport of 84 - still a shade cool.

The only fly in the ointment this week is a low-pressure center in the Southeastern U.S. It's supposed to pass to our south and move off the Carolina coast - something of an oddity for this time of year, apparently. Looks more like the kind of storm we'd worry about in winter.

The low could trigger some showers or thunderstorms late Wednesday or Thursday. But forecasters are rating that only a "slight" risk for our area.

Beyond that, and on into the weekend, things look great. Seasonable highs in the mid-80s, cool nights in the mid-60s, and partly to mostly sunny days. The next shot at some rain comes on Monday.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:22 AM | | Comments (0)
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This site is the Maryland Weather archive. The current Maryland Weather blog can be found here.
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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