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May 14, 2010

Severe T-storm watch issued for Md. west of bay

Thunderstorm Baltimore 5/14/10The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Maryland west of the Chesapeake Bay. The watch is in effect through 9 p.m. Friday evening.

(UPDATE: The storms blew through around dinnertime, with some spectacular cloud formations, like the one at left. Anyone else get some good shots? Send 'em in. Earlier post resumes.)

There is nothing nearby on the radar yet, but there does seem to be a line of storms developing well to our north, in Pennsylvania, where Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are posted. There are also some severe storms to our southwest, in SW Virginia. The Severe T-Storm Warning there is pretty remarkable, calling for "hen egg-sized hail" and wind gusts to 70 mph. Yikes!.

Here's why we don't drive in hail storms. And here are some tips for staying safe.

In the meantime, the mercury has reached 89 degrees this afternoon here at The Sun. It's 87 down at BWI-Marshall. The record high for Baltimore on this date is 95 degrees, set in 1956.

(SUN PHOTO/Frank D. Roylance)

Posted by Frank Roylance at 3:03 PM | | 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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