Saturday, April 13, 2013
Accuweather predicts a solar flare could create Northern Lights effect from the Arctic to the mid-Atlantic.
A solar flare could create a Northern Lights display Saturday and Sunday evening over parts the mid-Atlantic, including Maryland, according to a report by Accuweather. Accuweather's astronomy report includes a graphic of the United States showing that the occurence of the Northern Lights, also called an aurora, could best be visible over parts of the mid-Atlantic, including parts of Maryland. According to the Maryland Geological Survey (MGS), Maryland is usually too far south to view the Northern Lights, but it is occasionally visible during instances of coronal mass ejections, like the one Accuweather reports occurred Thursday. Night-time light pollution can also lower visibility in areas like Riverdale Park, so MGS recommends finding an…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
AccuWeather is warning of a storm possibly bringing snow, power outages and coastal flooding next week.
A "substantial" winter storm could blow its way through Maryland by the middle of next week, according to the weather website AccuWeather. The website’s current forecast predicts a potential for rain that could turn into snow, with coastal flooding and power outages. “While the details are still uncertain, a larger, slower-moving and more powerful storm could slam the mid-Atlantic and New England with heavy precipitation, strong winds and above-normal tides Tuesday (Dec. 18) into Thursday (Dec. 20),” according to an email from AccuWeather. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a chance of rain through the early part of next week, but doesn’t currently predict any snow for the area.