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  • Global warming has become normal climate to most

    Global warming has become normal climate to most
    Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were not even born the last time the Earth was cooler than average in 1985 in a shift that is altering perceptions of a "normal" climate, scientists said. "Because the last three decades have...
  • 2014 on track to be hottest year on record in California

    2014 on track to be hottest year on record in California
    This year is on track to be the hottest year in California since record-keeping began roughly 119 years ago, scientists announced Wednesday. Prolonged drought and increasing temperatures over the last four decades have resulted in the warmer...
  • Ask Tom: How do wind speed forecasts work?

    Dear Tom, Does a wind forecast of 15 to 25 mph mean steady winds of 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph? What is the interpretation? — Jimmy White, Chicago Dear Jimmy, It is the nature of wind speeds to vary — to increase abruptly to brief gusts...
  • Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine

    Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine
    GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car. It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour. Bardia, a former race car...
  • Politics Catches Up With Climate Change

    Finally, the federal climate watchdogs got it right. The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment avoids pie-in-the-sky abstractions like "saving the planet before it's too late" and instead concentrates on regional changes affecting our lives...
  • NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino

    NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino
    A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
  • Rainy end to April forecast, keeping up wet weather pattern

    Rainy end to April forecast, keeping up wet weather pattern
    A stalled rainy system is forecast to make for a wet and cool end to April, likely a third consecutive month with more than 4 inches of precipitation here. As much as 2-3 inches of rain could fall across Maryland over the next week, according to...
  • Airplane contrails can reduce solar heating

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:A new study seems to confirm that airplane contrails can reflect sunlight into space, reducing daytime warming below. British researchers studied European weather data from stations below a huge flight of 700 Allied bombers and...
  • "Derecho" winds not expected to reach Baltimore

     
    Steve Zubrick, the science officer at the National Weather Service's forecast office in Sterling, Va., doesn't think the "derecho" winds that have caused damage in a swath across the Upper Midwest today will remain intact by the time they reach......
  • Maybe it's not the heat or the humidity

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Gene Ricks, in Glyndon, goes for lunchtime walks. He checks the temperature and heat index first “to see how much I’m going to swelter.” He’s noticed that a nice breeze makes a Heat Index of even 100.......
  • More records broken or tied Saturday

     
    Another record-hot day in Central Maryland.Saturday's high at BWI-Marshall Airport was 102 degrees. That tied the record set for this date in 1991. The downtown high looks like it was 103 degrees. Down at Washington-Dulles International Airport, they also...