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May 29, 2009

Orioles' rainbow

Amy GoniganOkay, so it was a great night for baseball, after all. Those boys have come alive at last. Here's a shot of the Luke Scott rainbow.

Thanks to reader Amy Gonigam, who caught it as it hung over The Sun building tonight.

Maybe it's a good omen for the newspaper, too.

Anybody else get a shot of the rainbow? Send it along and I'll post it. 

Friday's thunderstorms did some impressive damage down in southern Anne Arundel County, where powerful winds knocked mature hardwood trees onto several homes, dropped power lines and put out the lights for 15,000 thousand BGE customers.

The storm also toppled portions of a steeple on the City Temple Baptist Church on North Eutaw Street in Baltimore. The debris punched through the roof and caused more damage inside.

The thunderboomers dropped more than an inch of rain at BWI airport, bringing the total for May to 8.28 inches. That makes May 2009 the second-wettest since record-keeping began in Baltimore in 1871, and only the second time that May rainfall has topped 8 inches. The only wetter May in Baltimore was in 1989, when 8.71 inches fell at BWI.  

The forecast? Beautiful, at least until mid-week.

Here's another shot of the Luke Scott Rainbow, captured by Sun Photographer Karl Merton Ferron. Amazing! Here's Karl's caption:

"Gorgeous clouds and a faint rainbow hang over the ballpark as Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Luke Scott stands at the plate just before he hit a grand slam against the Detroit Tigers (the scoreboard that hangs in lower center image says two outs in the bottom of the third inning, Scott at bat with the count at 2 balls, one strike, and Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Dontrelle Willis on his 45th pitch) on the night of Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters's debut in front of 42,704 paid fans - over 15,000 sold since the announcement of Wieters being brought up - at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Friday, May 29, 2009. Scott hit his grand slam two pitches later, on a 2-2 count."

SUN PHOTO/Karl Merton Ferron 


Posted by Frank Roylance at 8:56 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Cool pictures


Matt Wieters was at the end of the rainbow.


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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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