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07/29/2018, 11:34 am EDT

BGE Severe Weather Events: High Wind July 27th.

3 in. of rain and many damaging wind gust reports from last evening  Discussion: Last evening’s SEVERE WEATHER episode was most notable due to damaging wind gusts exceeding 50 mph. Here are the storm reports issued by NOAA/SPC for Maryland much occurring in or near the BGE service area: 1940 UNK 2 SSW NORTH POTOMAC MONTGOMERY MD 3907 7726 TREE DOWN ON POWER LINES IN THE 13100 BLOCK OF TRAVILAH ROAD. (LWX)   1955 UNK 1 S FUNKSTOWN WASHINGTON MD 3959 7771 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WAGAMAN ROAD AND GARIS SHOP ROAD. (LWX) 2020 UNK ROXBURY MILLS HOWARD MD 3925 7705 TREE DOWN ON MD 97 SOUTH OF ROXBURY MILL RD. (LWX) 2035 UNK ROXBURY MILLS HOWARD MD 3925 7705 TREE DOWN ON MD 97 SOUTH OF ROXBURY MILL RD. (LWX)   2052 UNK 2 ESE OAKLAND BALTIMORE MD 3940 7686 TREE DOWN AT LIBERTY ROAD AND WARDS CHAPEL ROAD. (LWX) 2057 UNK 1 NNE POINT OF ROCKS FREDERICK MD 3929 7753 TREE IN ROADWAY ON MD-464 JUST WEST OF US-15. (LWX) 2102 UNK 3 NNE POINT OF ROCKS FREDERICK MD 3931 7751 LARGE TREE DOWN BLOCKING US-15 NEAR BASFORD ROAD. (LWX)   2106 UNK 2 SE FREDERICK FREDERICK MD 3941 7740 WIRES DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF EAST PATRICK STREET AND HAMILTON AVENUE. (LWX)   2110 UNK 2 E PARK MILLS FREDERICK MD 3930 7737 WIRES DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF PETERS ROAD AND THURSTON ROAD. (LWX) 2110 UNK 3 ESE BALLENGER CREEK FREDERICK MD 3936 7739 TREE DOWN BLOCKING MD-355 NEAR BALL ROAD. (LWX) 2115 UNK 1 N JARRETTSVILLE HARFORD MD 3962 7648 TREE DOWN IN THE 3900 BLOCK OF FEDERAL HILL ROAD. (LWX)   2123 UNK LINTHICUM ANNE ARUNDEL MD 3921 7667 MULTIPLE TREES DOWN IN THE LINTHICUM AREA. (LWX) 2123 UNK 1 NW NEW MARKET FREDERICK MD 3939 7729 TREE ON POWER LINES ON BOYERS MILL ROAD BETWEEN FINN DRIVE AND NEW MARKET COURT. (LWX)   2129 UNK 1 SE TIMONIUM BALTIMORE MD 3943 7661 TREE DOWN AT THE 200 BLOCK OF WELFORD ROAD. (LWX) 2130 UNK 1 ENE CLARKSBURG MONTGOMERY MD 3925 7726 TREE DOWN ON WIRES IN THE 23900 BLOCK OF STRINGTOWN ROAD. (LWX) 2134 UNK 2 ESE LIBERTYTOWN FREDERICK MD 3947 7721 WIRES DOWN IN THE 8700 BLOCK OF MAPLEVILLE ROAD. (LWX)   2147 UNK 2 WNW KINGSVILLE BALTIMORE MD 3946 7646 TREE DOWN AT THE GLEN ARM ROAD AND HARTFORD ROAD. (LWX) 2157 UNK 3 NNE JOPPA HARFORD MD 3947 7634 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SINGER ROAD AND WINTERS RUN ROAD. (LWX) 2158 UNK 2 WSW BYNUM HARFORD MD 3956 7640 TREE DOWN NEAR INTERSTECTION OF GRAFTON SHOP ROAD AND OSBORNE PARKWAY. (LWX)   2200 UNK ABINGDON HARFORD MD 3946 7628 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FEDERAL LANE AND ABINGDON ROAD. (LWX) 2200 UNK 2 WNW HARFORD HARFORD MD 3950 7631 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF EAST WHEEL ROAD AND CEDAR LANE. (LWX) 2200 UNK 1 SW BEL AIR HARFORD MD 3952 7636 TREE LIMB DOWN BLOCKING ROADWAY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH TOLLGATE ROAD AND BOULTON STREET. (LWX) 2200 UNK BEL AIR HARFORD MD 3953 7634 LARGE TREE ACROSS THE ROADWAY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BARNES STREET AND POWELL AVENUE. (LWX) 2201 UNK 2 SW PERRYMAN HARFORD MD 3945 7623 TREE AND WIRES DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FOREST GREEN ROAD AND PARK BEACH DRIVE. (LWX) 2201 UNK 1 SE HARFORD HARFORD MD 3948 7625 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BELCAMP ROAD AND SANFORD COURT. (LWX) 2201 UNK 3 W HARFORD HARFORD MD 3949 7632 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF LAUREL BUSH ROAD AND TEMPLE DRIVE. (LWX) 2202 UNK 1 NE BEL AIR HARFORD MD 3954 7634 WIRES DOWN IN THE 600 BLOCK OF LEE WAY. (LWX)   2201 UNK 2 SW PERRYMAN HARFORD MD 3945 7623 TREE AND WIRES DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FOREST GREEN ROAD AND PARK BEACH DRIVE. (LWX) 2201 UNK 1 SE HARFORD HARFORD MD 3948 7625 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BELCAMP ROAD AND SANFORD COURT. (LWX) 2201 UNK 3 W HARFORD HARFORD MD 3949 7632 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF LAUREL BUSH ROAD AND TEMPLE DRIVE. (LWX) 2202 UNK 1 NE BEL AIR HARFORD MD 3954 7634 WIRES DOWN IN THE 600 BLOCK OF LEE WAY. (LWX) 2203 UNK 1 WSW PERRYMAN ANZ530 MD 3946 7623 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WILSON AVENUE AND ABINGDON ROAD. (LWX) 2204 UNK 1 NNE ABINGDON HARFORD MD 3948 7627 TREE DOWN IN THE 1000 BLOCK OF HOOKERS MILL ROAD. (LWX) 2204 UNK 1 NNE PERRYMAN HARFORD MD 3948 7620 TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MD-159 PERRYMAN ROAD AND CRANBERRY ROAD/ADVANTAGE AVENUE. (LWX) 2204 UNK 2 SSE BEL AIR HARFORD MD 3951 7633 TREE DOWN NEAR INTERSECTION OF WESTWOOD DRIVE AND BONNIE AVENUE. (LWX) 2207 UNK 2 NW HARFORD HARFORD MD 3951 7628 TREE DOWN BLOCKING THE ROADWAY IN THE 1700 BLOCK OF SOUTH FOUNTAIN GREEN ROAD. (LWX) 2207 UNK 3 NE SCARBORO HARFORD MD 3967 7625 TREE DOWN IN THE 1800 BLOCK OF CASTLETON ROAD. (LWX) Radar estimates indicate the maximum rainfall amount was just under 3 in. on the central Baltimore/Harford County line, eastern Baltimore City and due west of Baltimore in northern Howard County. 1-2 in. of rain surrounded this area on a west-to-east arc. Parts of Carroll County received 2+ in. of rain otherwise northern service area missed out on the heavy rainfall. BWI recorded 0.97 in. of rain. The July rainfall is now a record 16.40 in.
06/19/2018, 4:31 am EDT

BGE Storm Report For June 18, 2018

Unexpected isolated strong storms into BGE service area June 18th   Discussion: A thunderstorm formed north-northeast of Martinsburg, WV mid-afternoon Monday June 18th and moved east-southeast and intensifying reaching the BGE Service Area in-between 4 and 5 PM. The storm is characterized as “severe” by Climate Impact Company due to the likelihood of wind gusts exceeding 50 MPH to cause storm reports in Carroll, Howard and Baltimore Counties (Table 1). Location Character Time Sykesville, Carroll County Multiple trees/wires down. 4:20 PM Gaither, Howard County Downed trees 4:23 PM Towson, Baltimore County Multiple reports of trees down 4:28 PM Friendship, Howard County Downed trees 4:28 PM Pikesville, Baltimore County Multiple trees down, blocked roads 4:44 PM Pikesville, Baltimore County Multiple trees down 4:47 PM Table 1: Storm Prediction Center report of damage caused by high wind related to a severe thunderstorm in the BGE Service Area yesterday. Radar indicates the rainfall that occurred with these storm was minor, generally 0.25 to 0.50 in. mostly on the lower end of that range.  Hot temperatures and high humidity caused convective available potential energy (CAPE) values to easily eclipse 2000 j/kg which supports strong to severe thunderstorms if a trigger to ignite activity is present. Fig 1: The high-resolution rapid refresh (HRRR) model depiction of thunderstorm activity in the BGE Service Area between 4 and 5 PM Monday June 18 is indicated. Fig. 2: Convective available potential energy forecast across the BGE Service Area ahead of the approaching thunderstorms indicated buoyant >2000 J/KG range certainly supporting strong-to-severe thunderstorms. Summary: A large area of severe thunderstorms producing many wind damage reports occurred across the Northeast U.S. on Monday. The event affecting the BGE Service Area between 4 and 5 PM Monday afternoon was not part of that complex but rather an isolated thunderstorm which became severe moving into an area of high instability across the BGE Service Area. The storm was likely initiated by the elevated terrain in south-central Pennsylvania rather than any synoptic meteorological diagnostic. Once the storm developed and moving east-southeast the drift into the unstable atmosphere across the BGE Service Area enabled intensification. Although not officially measured the damage reported by this isolated storm indicates wind gusts exceeding 50 mph qualifying the storm as severe. Fig. 3: Storm Prediction Center reports of damage caused by severe thunderstorms on Monday June 18th. The isolated severe thunderstorm affecting the BGE Service Area was not part of a larger severe weather outbreak to the north.
05/28/2018, 6:09 am EDT

BGE Storm Review: Ellicott City 8 in. of Rain May 27

Ellicott City, MD hit by 8 in. of rain in 3-hour period on Sunday May 27 Summary: As a weak “backdoor” cold front surged southward into the BGE Service Area Sunday afternoon a line of thunderstorms quickly evolved just north of Baltimore expanding westward along the frontal boundary. Convective available potential energy was >2000 j/kg and arrival of the cold front was in prime time to produce deep convection. Dew points were in the mid 70’s indicating an unusually high amount of moisture in the lower atmosphere. As the line of thunderstorms extended westward and intensified rainfall rates of nearly 3 in. per hour developed. In a 3-hour period Ellicott City which is 13 miles west of Baltimore received 8 in. of rain. Baltimore City missed the intense rain receiving a little over 1 in. Wind gusts within the squall line were generally in the 34-45 mph range. Flood warnings remain in effect until 7 AM for the far west/southwest BGE service area this morning.