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Frost in Maryland

By: cws6196, 7:32 PM GMT on October 20, 2013

Enjoying the fine autumn weather? There is currently a frost advisory in effect for tonight for western MD as far east as Carroll county. Due to the lack of cloud cover, when the sun goes down tonight radiational cooling will take place, allowing temps to drop into the 30s for much of Maryland. Urban areas may stay in the 40s.

By mid-week a cold front moves through bringing us even colder temps and more chances for frost. I suggest beginning to move in sensitive vegetation as I don't see temps rising any time soon. By the end of this week far western MD could actually see some snow! None for us in central or southern MD, but snow could be in MD soon. By the way, for those interested, here is the link to the map of the current snow on the ground in the USA: http://wxug.us/18vdb

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Maryland storms Monday

By: cws6196, 4:36 PM GMT on October 06, 2013

Enjoy today's warm temps before they drop on us this coming week. The former tropical storm Karen has dissolved, but we still have the strong cold front to our NW to contend with. The cold front will near our area late tonight, passing through midday Monday, interacting with a southerly wind bringing warm temps and moisture. The combo of the two systems will bring us much rain and possible storms. If you wish to know the technical stuff, let me know.

TIMING: Some rain may reach us Monday morning, but the heavy rains and storms will be after noon into the evening, ending late evening. All should be done by Tuesday morning.

THREATS: Flooding is a threat as we could have heavy downpours and over 2 inches of rain. The hard ground will not absorb the heavy rain, and leaves may be clogging drains. Also, there is a potential for strong thunderstorms. A brief, weak tornado, is also possible.

I'll have another update late tonight. Follow me on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for weather tidbits and updates.

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Saturday UPDATE on Karen & Maryland

By: cws6196, 3:02 PM GMT on October 05, 2013

Well, it appears Karen may not be effecting Maryland afterall. She is currently weakening, and once she hits land she will slow and weaken even more. It appears that by Tuesday the remnants will only have made it into the Carolinas. We will still have rain in Maryland Monday and Tuesday, but not from Karen, rather, from the front to our west which is currently producing strong storms and tornadoes in the mid-west. That front will be in our area the beginning of the week.

So, what happened to Karen? I was always concerned about the dry air to her west, but I didnt mention it as I felt that the more she strengthened the dry air would no longer be a factor. But, as the wind shear continued to rip her apart the dry air made its way into her rotation, starving Karen of the necessary fuel needed for her to strengthen. The more she weakened, the slower her forward momentum. For her to have affected Maryland she needed to be in the right position for her to get swept into the front from our west. But since she has slowed, the front will move in before she gets near it.

So, the rain we receive won't be the remnants, but we will have rain. Follow me daily on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for weather tidbits and updates.

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UPDATE Friday Karen & Maryland

By: cws6196, 9:08 PM GMT on October 04, 2013

The bottom line, we in Maryland will have a rain event early this week. The details are still in question. Based on current trends and climate influences, the forward progression of Karen has slowed, and as she has weakened a bit, the center has wobbled more to the NW. This means the rain will be a bit delayed and the center may pass us more to the west then originally thought. Overall, we will experience heavy rain and some wind Monday into Tuesday. As she makes landfall I will have a better idea as to the path and timing.

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UPDATE on tropics & Maryland

By: cws6196, 3:51 AM GMT on October 03, 2013

I wouldnt be surprised if sometime early tomorrow we have a new tropical storm Karen (or hurricane). The system in the Gulf is tightening and should increase enough in strength Thursday to be named. How does this affect Maryland? Most likely lots of rain. The system is too far away for any definite details, but assuming she tracks up the Appalachians we will have rain and some wind late Sunday into Tuesday. The exact timing and rain amounts are not known until I actually see how strong she becomes and the actual path she takes. As currently projected we could see a few inches of heavy rainfall.

I will have another update later Thursday or Friday, depending on developments. Follow me daily on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for weather tidbits and updates.

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tropical system this weekend in Maryland?

By: cws6196, 3:35 AM GMT on October 02, 2013

It looks like we might be getting some needed rain by way of a tropical system later this weekend. A system in the Gulf is likely to form soon, and the current model data places it's track through MD. If this does verify, it would affect us later this weekend. Since the storm will be travelling over land, we will most likely experience lots of heavy rain and some wind. Its way too early for details, but I wanted to keep you posted. I will have updates as the week progresses.

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