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  • Cold temperatures break, tie records Wednesday, Thursday

    Cold temperatures broke one record and tied another, one for Wednesday's high temperature and another for Thursday morning's low. BWI Airport, the point of record for Baltimore, peaked at 36 degrees at 3:55 p.m., according to preliminary readings from...
  • After 10th-coldest March, 2014 pacing to be 7th coldest on record

    After 10th-coldest March, 2014 pacing to be 7th coldest on record
    It's not just you. It has been exceptionally cold so far this year -- on average, the coldest in more than 30 years now. March ended with an average temperature of 38.5 degrees at BWI Airport, 5.1 degrees colder than normal. On only about two dozen...
  • Chesapeake Bay vulnerable to climate change

    Historians say the Chesapeake Bay has changed since Capt. John Smith first landed at Jamestown four centuries ago. And scientists say it will change again by the end of this one as a rising, warming ocean with more acidic waters carves out a different...
  • Correlation between weather and homicide rates unclear

    As temperatures dipped in February and March, Baltimore's homicide count dropped, as well, prompting many on social media to wonder if there's a correlation. Arguments on both sides can be bolstered by just looking at the first three months of 2014....
  • Last year's U.S. weather showed extremes in precipitation

    WASHINGTON — Last year was marked by extremes in precipitation around the country, with unusually wet weather east of the Rockies and drought worsening in the West, particularly California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths

    Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths
    When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
  • Blizzards: By Any Tally, 1888 Is First

    Blizzards: By Any Tally, 1888 Is First
    Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold. Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
  • Cloudy Forecasting Gradually Clears: Weather Has Always Been Big News

    Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization. Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events. Still, for many hundreds of years,...
  • Smooth commute as subzero cold retreats, for now

    Smooth commute as subzero cold retreats, for now
    Trains were running, planes were flying, mostly, morning traffic was moving and the kids were back in school as the subzero cold retreats for the next few days. For the first time since Sunday, dawn broke above zero.  Just 2 above, but better than the...
  • January on track to be near top 10 coldest, with most single-digit lows in 32 years

    January on track to be near top 10 coldest, with most single-digit lows in 32 years
    This month's incessant cold outbreaks are expected to make it one of the top 10 months of January on record here, or close to it, and we have already racked up the most single-digit lows for the month since 1982. Temperatures have dropped below 10...
  • Chicago schools to reopen, transit churning toward normalcy amid warmer forecast

    Chicago schools to reopen, transit churning toward normalcy amid warmer forecast
    Chicago Public School students will return to classes and commuters should face fewer delays with temperatures expected to rise above zero Wednesday. A winter that is one for the history books, however, is far from over. “I’d move in a second...