| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:52 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The average temperature across land and ocean surfaces during October was 14.63°C (58.23°F). This is 0.63°C (1.13°F) above the 20th century average and ties with 2008 as the fifth warmest October on record. ....This is the 332nd consecutive month with.......
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down in Maryland on Monday — in the Fork area of Baltimore County, Locust Point in South Baltimore and Coltons Point in St. Mary’s County.
All three were placed in...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An investigative team of engineers affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers found EF-2 winds, not EF-4 or EF-5, caused more than 80 percent of the damage in the Joplin tornado in May 2011.
The twister had a 22-mile-...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Meteorological spring 2013 ended with a burst of heat in Baltimore but, overall, saw normal temperatures, according to National Weather Service data. Rainfall, however, was a few inches below normal.
The average temperature from March through May was...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Ahoy, and welcome to a preseason hurricane!
Good friend, airline captain and fellow Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club member Jeff Diercksmeier begins his article in the yacht club's newsletter with "from the flight deck."
Very appropriate, since I am sure...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:29 PM
South Florida is unlikely to ever see a tornado as devastating as the one that tore through Oklahoma on Monday. The atmospheric conditions aren’t conducive here.
Yet the region could see a Category 5 hurricane, which could pack winds almost as...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 9:21 AM
January is normally the coldest month of the year – but not this time around.
Indeed, last month was one of the warmest Januarys on record, 4 to 6 degrees above normal, continuing an overall trend of this winter being warmer and drier than normal,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:12 AM
A record-warm spring, second-warmest summer, fourth-warmest winter and above-normal fall made 2012 the warmest year on record for the contiguous states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It was a foregone conclusion...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:53 AM
The average global temperature for 2012 was 10th warmest since record-keeping began in 1880, according to U.S. climate researchers.
The globe averaged about 58 degrees last year, 1.03 degrees above the 20th century average, according to the National...