Most larger U.S. cities have one “official” National Weather Service (NWS) weather station for which climate data is recorded and archived. As we weather geeks know, that one location can be very unrepresentative of weather conditions compared with other parts of a city, especially as related to precipitation. Elevation and varying urbanization can provide great differences in temperatures while thunderstorms can drop prodigious amounts of rain in one part of a city, while other areas stay dry. This got me thinking…
BWI_Top Ten Coldest-Warmest Individual Months & Years Please click the link above for a larger, sharper image of the data. Photo by Shutterstock.
BWI_Top-Ten-Wettest-Calendar_24-HOUR_2-Day-Totals_2017-11-21 Please click the link above to access a larger version of the data. Photo of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, downtown Baltimore (Photo from “tampabay.com”).
Maryland-Record-Precipitation – Cities Please click the link above to access the data (if no link exists, click the article title to generate a link). Click the “MARYLAND CLIMATE DATA” or “BALTIMORE CLIMATE DATA” drop-down lists at the upper right of this page for this and other historical data, then return here to click the link to access the data. Photo of Flood Damage in Ellicott City, MD – 7/30/2016 (Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Maryland_flood).