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September 4, 2010

Hurricane strikes rare in Maryland

 Hazel at Pt. Lookout

FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:

Hurricane Earl proved to be another “miss” for Maryland. We watch hurricanes, and worry. And plenty have caused serious damage here after going ashore in the Carolinas (like Isabel in 2003) or the Gulf of Mexico (like Agnes in 1972). But nearly all have steered away, or weakened to tropical storms before they got here. Storms that strike Maryland at hurricane force are exceedingly rare. Only two have been recorded since 1851 - one in 1878, and Hazel in 1954.

(SUN FILE PHOTO: Point Lookout after Hazel 1954)

Posted by Frank Roylance at 6:00 AM | | Comments (1)
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Just another reason to add to the list of things that make MD awesome. I love having just about every setting (eg beach, mountains, farmlands, historical sites, urban culture) all within a 3 hour drive, the (mostly!) moderate temps, and the low incidents of big,destructive weather and especially nasty/poisonous species. Yep. Color me content.

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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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