national weather service

Nov 5, 2018

Forecasters: Tornado hit Baltimore Amazon center, killing 2

Officials confirm it was a tornado that ripped apart some of an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore, killing two men who worked for outside employers. The National Weather Service reports the tornado Friday night packed winds peaking at around 105 mph  and traveled 2.5 miles through Baltimore. The twister also blew over a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 […]

Jul 24, 2017

Officials confirm tornado hit Maryland’s Eastern Shore

STEVENSVILLE — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The weather service says the tornado touched down around 1:30 a.m. Monday near Stevensville in Queen Anne’s County. Meteorologists say the tornado’s wind speeds reached 125 miles per hour. The storm downed trees, collapsed buildings and knocked out […]

Aug 26, 2016

Dozens of Baltimore County schools closing for heat

TOWSON — Dozens of Baltimore County schools that do not have air conditioning are closed Friday because of the heat. The temporary closures of 37 schools are because of a measure approved by the county’s board of education earlier this month that says non-air-conditioned public schools must close when the heat index for the next […]

Oct 5, 2015

National Weather Service confirms Sept. 29 tornado in Laurel

LAUREL — €”The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Laurel early last week and caused scattered damage along a four-mile path to Scaggsville. The weather service confirms that the tornado with estimated wind speeds of 75 mph touched down in Laurel in Prince George’s County during a storm on Sept. 29 and […]

Oct 1, 2015

National Weather Service gets advanced data system

The National Weather Service, headquartered in Silver Spring, has upgraded its weather data system. Waltham, Mass-based Raytheon announced Thursday that it had finished rolling out the system, which may help the weather service make even more precise and timely weather predictions. The company’s Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II  is up and running at all […]

Nov 26, 2013

Freezing rain prompts Md. rush-hour advisory

HAGERSTOWN — The National Weather Service is advising rush-hour travelers in Baltimore and Washington to beware of icy roads in areas north and west of the cities. Forecasters say pockets of freezing rain will persist into the evening Tuesday before changing over to all rain across most of the state. The weather service says the […]

Jun 11, 2013

Weather service to survey Md., Del. storm damage

The National Weather Service crews will inspect damage around Maryland and Delaware after severe storms blew through the region. Meteorologist Brandon Peloquin says storm survey crews will visit several locations in central and southern Maryland on Tuesday to determine whether damage reported in those areas was caused by a tornado or straight line winds. A […]

Mar 5, 2013

Flight cancellations expected as storm barrels toward Mid-Atlantic

A late-winter storm barreled through the Midwest, snarling air travel in and out of Chicago, and it will soon take aim at busy airports around Washington, D.C. By late morning Tuesday, more than 1,200 flights had been canceled, almost all at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports. The airlines were already looking one day ahead and […]

Mar 5, 2013

Storm preparations made across Mid-Atlantic

HAGERSTOWN — Road crews coated highways with brine and utility companies secured extra workers Tuesday as a double-barreled winter storm threatened to bring traffic snarls and power outages to Washington and the Middle Atlantic region. A flurry of cancellations and safety warnings preceded the expected arrival overnight of rain followed by wet snow that was […]

Oct 26, 2012

State politicians, agencies prepare for Hurricane Sandy

There may be nothing that sends government agencies and elected officials to their email lists with greater haste than an impending natural disaster.

Aug 27, 2012

Maryland storms dump record rain at BWI

WASHINGTON — The National Weather Service says weekend storms dumped record amounts of rain at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The weather service says 3.36 inches of rain fell at the airport on Sunday. That breaks the previous daily record of 1.73 inches set in 1974. The heavy rains caused scattered power outages, road […]

Aug 2, 2012

Pepco asking customers to conserve energy Friday

WASHINGTON — Pepco is asking its customers to conserve energy as high temperatures descend on the Washington area. The utility announced that it is asking customers to conserve energy on Friday because of forecasted high temperatures. However, Pepco says the region’s power supply is expected to be enough to meet the anticipated high demand. The […]

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