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January 24, 2011

Maryland Weather Blog rated among the best

The Maryland Weather Blog has been rated among the 49 best meteorology blogs on the Internet by yet another blog - Engineering Degrees Online.

Maryland Weather blogWe are listed as seventh in the "Local and National Meteorology Blogs" category.  Not sure if the ordering has any meaning. (Maybe there ARE only 49 weather blogs.) But hey, we're happy to get noticed. If nothing else, it's a handy guide to some of the other weather blogs out there.

The Maryland Weather Blog has been up and running since September 2004, the Baltimore Sun's first online blog. We frequently rank among the most-visited in The Sun's roster of 39 blogs. Last week we recorded more than 106,000 page views, second only to Ravens Insider and Orioles Insider blogs. More than half of those hits were local.

The Sun continues to work to improve the weather information we provide to readers. Next Sunday we plan to debut our new, half-page, four-color print weather feature. We'll have more here later in the week about what new information you'll find there. 

Thanks for reading The Sun, in print and online.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 2:20 PM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Notes to readers


We obviously have our differences on global warming, however let me be one of the first to say this is a very fun and educational site. I enjoy reading about not only the updates on big snowstorms but also other meteorology-related tidbits as well. Keep up the good work.

FR: Much appreciated. Thanks.

I agree that this weather blog is among the best and most informative. I appreciate the way you agglomerate information from several different sources to provide a comprehensive, detailed forecast that readers can actually use. You leave out the ambiguity and vague parlance of many forecasters today. This blog is certainly better than any TV forecasts. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Congratulations. I check this blog several times a day. It always contains very useful weather information. Keep up the good work.

Congrats, Frank! I agree with PW - it's nice to read someone who can translate the myriad forecasts and put it into easy to understand terms!

Fantastic news, & congrats, Frank!


I love reading your blog and really appreciate that you give the info for the ISS fly overs.
Keep up the good work. Your blog is both entertaining and informative.

An admirable blog, especially from a history and communications major.


I agree with the above comments.

Congrats Frank! Keep up the good work!!!

Fantastic site. We are fortunate to have it. Thanks and keep blogging!

Love the blog, Frank. Very useful and handy. Please keep up the good work!

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About Frank Roylance
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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