Baltimore routinely tops lists of the cities with the worst drivers in America. Add icy roads to the mix and things get even worse.
We’re in the middle of another one of those El Nino events, and according to some meterological predictions, this one might just be the strongest on record. So what exactly does that mean for Baltimore weather?
It sure has been damp around here recently, hasn’t it? Between the rain clouds, slow summer drizzles, and dramatic tornado-warning thunderstorms, we’ve seen nearly 10 inches of rain so far this month–that’s almost three times the average of 3.46 inches of rain.
Tuesday night’s demonic thunderstorm led to a full workday’s supply of pretty sky photos on Instagram. But before the mammatus clouds produced an incandescent sunset, the sky rained giant hail.
Punxsutawney has Phil, the groundhog who predicts the approach of spring; Baltimore has Phil, the weather forecasting crab. Oh, so you haven’t heard of Bill? That might be because he’s only been around for a few years — but in those couple years, he’s never been wrong.
Remember when we wrote about Baltimore’s looming flood problems? (To refresh your memory — a NOAA report listed Baltimore among the cities at greatest risk for “nuisance floods” in the years to come.) Well, it looks like they were right, at least based on yesterday’s torrential, record-breaking downpour.
From Cool Progeny – Spring… are you out there? One local family turned Disney’s hot snowman song into a melodic plea for warm weather with a side of funny.
Courtesy of LWON or lastwordonnothing.com – The latest snowstorm was only somewhere around 5 inches, depending where in the yard I stuck my ruler, and as usual the Capital Weather Gang had nailed it. I’d written them asking if I could interview them for this post, but at the time they didn’t answer, so intent they were on predicting the upcoming storm down to the last flake, path, county, minute, percentage, and error bar. This time they’d said 5 to 9 inches – the National Weather Service was going with 8 to 12 but eventually came down – unless the dry, cold air got here faster than the models showed, which it did. The Weather Gang are open about their passion for snow, but they earnestly consider all scenarios and their pronouncements are such that one can have faith in them. I take the Weather Gang as my personal savior.