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Maryland WeatherSounds pretty dire, doesn't it? Fortunately, the reality isn't quite so bad.The National Weather Service forecasters out at Sterling think today's high might rise into the upper 80s, falling somewhere short of the 90-degree mark. Of course, they said the....
Maryland WeatherThe National Weather Service is warning that stiff northwest winds due this afternoon after the passage of a dry cold front will boost the risk of spreading wildfires.A Special Weather Statement posted early this morning said afternoon winds of 10......
Maryland WeatherSounds like a wild weekend ahead, with highs in the 70s Friday afternoon, gusts to 50 mph overnight into Saturday, and some whispers about rain and snow Monday into Monday night. Ready? Here goes:This morning's overcast skies will burn off and......
Maryland WeatherSome windstorm. Trees, branches down, wildfires and building fires get stoked and keep fire fighters on the run. We were in Manhattan for most of it. There were times when it was all we could do to prevent the gusts from knocking......
Maryland WeatherIf you happened to be in Washington, DC Tuesday, or in Anne Arundel County as I was, you could smell what seemed like wood smoke in the air. It was smoke, and it was coming from a raging fire in southeast......
Maryland WeatherThe Maryland DNR Forest Service is investigating the causes of two wildfires this week that have burned more than 3,500 acres of marshland in Dorchester County. Both fires have been brought under control, but continue to burn."We typically get large...
Maryland WeatherCrush those smokes today. And it would be best to delay any outdoor burning you planned. Strong breezes and low humidity are adding to the danger of wildfires across Maryland on Thursday.The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather......
Tags: Weather Reports, Weather, Baltimore Weather, Maryland, Delaware
Maryland WeatherAs I left work Friday evening I could detect a smoky aroma in the air. And looking out from The Sun's garage on Calvert Street, I noted a pretty thick haze. Maybe you got a whiff of it too, on......
Tags: Virginia, Forests, Outer Banks, New Hampshire, NASA
The Swampby Katie Fretland The federal government has sent 2 million liters of fresh drinking water to flood-damaged areas in Iowa and is setting up a task force to help residents secure long-term housing, President Bush said in an address today.......
Tags: Heads of State, FEMA, Politics, Government, Missouri
Maryland WeatherNASA's Aqua Earth-observing satellite yesterday afternoon snapped this spectacular image of smoke from the California wildfires as Santa Ana winds blew it out over the Pacific. Here's how it looked from the ground.......
Tags: Santa Ana, Disasters and Accidents, Fires, NASA, California
Maryland WeatherScant rainfall, very low humidity and brisk winds will combine today to boost the danger that a a spark, a tossed cigarette or some other activity will touch off brush fires in Central Maryland.The National Weather Service has declared an 'Enhanced......
Maryland WeatherWhen this cold front blows through tonight it will bring strong winds. And as the air rolls across the mountains and down the east slopes tomorrow, it will warm up and dry out. That's the recipe for wildfires, so the......
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