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Christmas-into-the-New-Year Extreme Cold in Maryland

Christmas-into-the-New-Year Extreme Cold in Maryland

Now that the cold weather had abated, for now, here are a few things that I’ve discovered occurred during this extended period from Christmastime through the first week of January: It wasn’t the coldest weather that has ever occurred in the state. It wasn’t the lengthiest cold weather to ever occur here. Though it wasn’t the coldest period, it kinda was in several ways. Some cold temperature records were broken but not many. Though the cold may not have been…

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Baltimore and Washington: Extreme Precipitation Within Their Political Boundaries

Baltimore and Washington: Extreme Precipitation Within Their Political Boundaries

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…

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Maryland Precipitation Records: Cities

Maryland Precipitation Records: Cities

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).