Weather

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.

Maryland eyes Dorian for coastal flooding, rip current risks

Maryland lifeguards and emergency managers kept a close eye on possible threats from coastal flooding and rip currents as Hurricane Dorian meandered up the mid-Atlantic coast Friday afternoon and began a projected arc out to sea.

Ruppersberger presses for digital coastal mapping project

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Cockeysville, has introduced a bipartisan bill that would fund a project to produce a digital map of all 95,000 miles of the U.S. coastline. Coastal communities like Baltimore and Ocean City would benefit from…

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.

Gallery: Autumn brings colors and pumpkins to the nation’s capital

WASHINGTON – Halloween is in six days and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back. So it is officially fall! In Washington, leaves are turning colors and front porches are being decorated with pumpkins. It is getting colder but the sun is…

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.

Local agencies join in Hurricane Michael relief effort

ROCKVILLE, Maryland – Montgomery County Urban Search and Rescue team is among the local groups offering aid to help with the recovery from the ravages of Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Florence becomes Category 2 storm as it approaches East Coast

Hurricane Florence downgraded to a Category 2 threat as it approached land, but experts say it could still be as dangerous as a Category 5.

Local shelter helps with relocation of pets in path of Hurricane Florence

WASHINGTON—Shelter animals now in the path of Hurricane Florence are being relocated to other facilities along the East Coast, including one Washington shelter. Shelter officials say that moving the animals keeps them out of harm’s way and frees up space for pets that become separated from their families as a result of major storms like Hurricane Florence.