Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The storms could produce damaging wind gusts, the National Weather Service warns.
The National Weather Service cautions that scattered thunderstorms may move through Prince George's County and surrounding areas Tuesday night. While there are no formal warnings or watches in effect, a few storms "capable of producing damaging wind gusts" are possible. Patchy fog is also expected after 2 a.m., with an overnight low of about 73°. On Wednesday, more scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected after 8 a.m., with a daytime high of about 89°.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A slow-moving cold front is expected to kick up more rain, wind, and hail Tuesday.
Update, 10:01 p.m.: The severe thunderstorm watch has been lifted. Original article: Keep an eye on the skies Tuesday, as forecasters are warning of more severe weather in the area. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect across Prince George's County and the surrounding region through 8 p.m. The cause, according to the National Weather Service, is a slow-moving cold front pushing through the area. "Some storms will become severe and will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and possibly large hail," the service cautions. A high of 96° is expected this afternoon.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The National Weather Service has created a video that shows how the drought has spread across the country including parts of Maryland.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
So far it's been a long, hot summer. But it's not just us that the heat is beating up. A drought is killing crops across the country drying up ponds and other waterways leaving costly damage in its wake. The National Weather Service (NWS) has been tracking the drought across the country for several months. More than 60 percent of the mainland U.S. is experiencing drought conditions as of this month, according to NWS. The above animation shows how the drought has spread across the country since January 2012.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Heat illnesses are possible due to the combination of high temperatures and humidity.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory Wednesday for Prince George's County and much of the region, in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The heat index is forecast to hit 105°, and highs are expected to be in the upper 90s. Heat illnesses are possible due to the combination of high temperatures and humidity, the NWS cautions. The service warns to never leave small children or pets unattended in vehicles, as temperatures inside can rapidly climb as high as 130 degrees. The forecast calls for partly sunny conditions in Prince George's County with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 40 percent. NWS Recommendations During a Heat Advisory For more information, consult the National Weather …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Storms could bring strong winds, hail to the region, says National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Prince George's County and much of the surrounding Washington, D.C. region. According to the forecast, scattered thunderstorms may roll into the area this evening, some with the potential to produce large hail and powerful winds. For Independence Day, forecasters said that an upper level disturbance could bring severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The storms aren't the only thing that could put a damper on your Fourth of July celebrations. With the heat index predicted to be above 100 on Wednesday, the risk of heat-related illnesses increases. Temperature-wise, the forecast isn't getting any better for the rest of the week. High temperatures are …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Residents are advised to reschedule strenuous outdoor actives to early morning or early evening.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Excessive Heat Watch in Prince George’s County through Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Local residents will likely see temperatures around 100 degrees on Saturday with heat index values up to 110 degrees expected. According to NWS, an Excessive Heat Watch indicates that a prolonged period of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation increasing the risk of heat-related illness. There is a risk of heat exhaustion or other heat-related illnesses for those without air-conditioning, or for anyone spending an excess of time outdoors is especially high. Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, avoid the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors who …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Residents should avoid spending time in the sun and stay indoors in air-conditioning when possible.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Prince George’s County effective from tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. through Friday evening. Temperatures in the upper 90s to 100 degrees, with heat index values up to 110 degrees are expected. According to NWS, an Excessive Heat Watch indicates that a prolonged period of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation increasing the risk of heat-related illness. There is a risk of heat exhaustion or other heat-related illnesses for those without air-conditioning or for anyone spending an excess of time outdoors is especially high. Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, avoid the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors who may be at high …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The alert is in effect through 9 p.m. Friday.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect through 9 p.m. across Riverdale Park, University Park, and much of the region. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system moving through the Mid-Atlantic Friday afternoon and evening has the potential to produce "damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall." Winds could gust up to 60 mph during storm. Up to half an inch of rain is forecast, with higher amounts possible in isolated pockets. This post was updated.
Friday, June 1, 2012
The alert is in effect through 9 p.m. Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch across Prince George's County and much of the state through 9 p.m. Friday. The alert comes as a line of thunderstorms is forecast to develop across the region over the afternoon and evening hours. Peak storm activity is expected in the Baltimore-Washington area between 7 p.m. and midnight, according to the NWS. "[The] thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail, and tornadoes," the service warns. Rainfall totals of 1" to 2" are also expected by the time the storms wind down, with locally higher amounts possible. Due to the stormy weather, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has announced the cancellation or rescheduling of the …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The National Weather Service says the heat index will make it feel like it will be in the mid 90s.
It's a great day to grill and spend the day with family outdoors. Yet, the National Weather Service warns that residents in the DC metro area should stay hydrated today as forecasters have issued a heat advisory. The temperatures are set to reach a high of 93 degrees, but the heat index will make it feel a few degrees warmer -- stretching it to feel more like it's near 95 degrees. The heat advisory will remain in effect until 9 p.m. this evening.