Record-breaking heat representative of overall hot autumn

This year, early October’s record heat kept people, boats and mosquitoes busier outside and air conditioning on longer.  Baltimore Washington International Airport’s blistering 98 degrees broke the 89-degree daily record set in 1986. It also shattered a 97-degree monthly record for the airport set on Oct. 5, 1941.

Climate change threatens flooding and hurts crabbing in Maryland

The effects of climate change are hitting Maryland hard. University of Maryland Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Associate Professor Tim Canty says climate change has already played a role in Ellicott City’s floods.

Preparedness is key to mitigating upcoming hurricane damage, experts say

WASHINGTON – Effective hurricane forecasts, greener construction practices and individual preparedness are keys to mitigating hurricane damage in the coming years, according to experts. In a press conference at the National Press Club Tuesday, Gerry Bell, a climate change specialist…

Preparations underway for latest winter storm

The State Highway Administration started days ahead of the Wednesday’s snowfall to prepare roads around Maryland for the latest winter storm. Locals also made sure they were ready with snow removal supplies for the predicted snowfall of up to six inches.

NOAA releases prediction for the upcoming winter

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that this winter will be pretty standard. It could be wetter than normal, meaning rain and snow, thanks to El Niño.

Maryland shows off new snow plow and infrared reader

The Maryland State Highway Administration is preparing for winter with improved technology that the agency said will clear roads more efficiently, curb salt usage and provide more information to drivers.

Marylanders react to abnormally high fall temperatures

For a period from late September to early October, high temperatures in Baltimore soared above the average by double digits. Social media users in Maryland shared their thoughts on the heat spike.

NOAA research center opens up to public for first time

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Climate and Weather Prediction threw its doors open to the public for the first time this past weekend. The open house celebrated the center’s fifth anniversary and was a chance for experts to educate and inspire the public. 

Wacky Weather

COLLEGE PARK- Record-breaking temperatures bring students out to enjoy the unseasonably warm February weather. But the word’s out that winter is about to strike again.

Maryland Officials Seek Federal Aid for Blizzard Costs

The Maryland congressional delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting federal assistance to cover costs related to last month’s storm.