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August 30, 2011

Hurricane Irene rain and wind maps for Maryland

Here are the wind and rain maps for Hurricane Irene, just released by the National Weather Service regional forecast office in Sterling, Va. Click to enlarge.

 

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:46 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: By the numbers, Cool pictures, Hurricanes
        

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FR: You reported on Sunday that a total of 12 inches of rain was recorded for Perry Hall. Why doesn't the NWS Storm Total Rainfall map show a deep purple blob in that area of eastern/northeastern Baltimore County?

FR REPLIES: That total came from one observer. It was surrounded by stations reporting much less. If they saw that report at all, I suspect the NWS map makers may have dropped it as being suspect.

Unless the secessionist movement has succeeded in the past few days, these maps don't reflect data from "Maryland."

FR REPLIES: They reflect the forecast area covered by the NWS forecast office in Sterling, Va. That excludes the Eastern Shore and Garrett County.

Frank,

Thanks. I understood and assumed that. Just thought your headline might be made more specific and less ... presumptive. Is similar data for the Eastern Shore available?

FR REPLIES: There's a statewide rainfall map, for Sunday only, here: http://bsun.md/pFTier No high wind map yet, but it's coming. The same page also has a radar loop for much of the storm.

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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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