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National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington

Complete Weather Briefing Page


"Working Together to Save Lives"

NOTE: This page is a work in progress. Suggestions are welcome.

 

 

NWS StormReady Program

See How your Community Can Become StormReady

Winter Storms Severe Weather Flooding Hurricanes Excessive Heat/Cold Drought


Monday Morning Weather Briefing

Weekly Weather Highlights
This briefing is only updated once per week at 9am Monday. Consult the latest forecast for updates.


For latest Mon/Fri West Virginia state briefings
[courtesy NWS Charleston]
click here

 

Severe Weather Briefing Page

Baltimore-Washington KLWX Radar
NWS Sterling Radar Reflectivity
  (loop)
NWS Sterling Radar Velocity
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Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Severe Weather Outlook Graphics
 
Thumbnails may not be representative of the latest forecast since each picture is derived from
the 12 UTC issuance and each 'day' has its own update times throughout the day,
so click on the picture to view the latest graphic.
Day 1 Outlook

Day 1 Severe Weather Outlook
Day 2 Outlook

Day 2 Severe Weather Outlook
Day 3 Outlook

Day 3 Severe Weather Outlook
 

Flooding-Coastal Flood Briefing Page

Radar Images
 
Sterling radar
Reflectivity (Current)
Sterling radar precipitation
One-Hour Precipitation
Sterling radar storm total rainfall
"Storm-Total" Precipitation
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Rainfall Forecast
(how much rain - subtract 4 hrs [5 in EST] from Z for local time)
 
24 hour rainfall forecast
0-24 Hours
24 to 48 hour rainfall forecast
24-48 Hours
Rainfall over the next 3 days
Rain over next 3 days
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Flash Flood Guidance
(how much rain should start flooding?)
 
one hour flash flood guidance
in ONE hour
three hour flash flood guidance
in THREE hours
six hour flash flood guidance
in SIX hours
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River Flooding
 
Current water levels
 
Water Levels
SMALL STREAM GAUGES
 
 
River Ensembles
 
River Level (Modeled Range of Possibilities)
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Tidal-Coastal Flooding
 
Current water levels
Tidal Obs & Forecasts
Click on stations in tidal areas
Current tide levels
NOAA - Tides & Currents
Times of High/Low Tide

Click for Latest
Watch/Warning/Advisory
  • if one is currently in effect

 
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Tidal Levels
 
Current tide levels for Upper Bay and DC
Upper Bay and DC
Current tide levels for Middle and Lower Bay
Middle/Lower Bay
MDL Tidal Model
MDL Tidal Model

Hurricane-Tropical Briefing Page

Active Storms
 
National Hurricane Center

Graphical Tropical Outlook

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Hurricane Local Statement
Issued by NWS Baltimore-Washington (if available)
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Training - Community Hurricane Preparedness
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NWS Hurricane Resources

Excessive Heat-Cold Briefing Page


Local Forecast Graphics

All links are the same, just click on any of the images to go directly to the page.
The weather elements along the left-hand column.
Just mouse over the image to get that forecast graphic.
Max Temperature forecast
Max Temp (today)
Min Temperature forecast
Min Temp (tonight)
Wind forecast
Wind Speed & Direction
 
Heat Index forecast
Apparent Temp - Heat Index (today)
Wind Chill forecast
Apparent Temp - Wind Chill(tonight)
Wind Gust forecast
Wind Gusts


Area Growing Season Maps

Start of Growing Season
Start of the Growing Season
End of Growing Season
Start of the Growing Season

Drought Conditions Briefing Page

Drought Monitor
Drought Monitor
Drought Monitor
Virginia Drought Info.
Maryland Drought Monitor
Maryland Drought Info.
West Virginia Drought Monitor
West Virginia Drought Info.

Seasonal Drought Outlook
From the Climate Prediction Center
Seasonal Drought image
30 day Precipitation Outlook
30-day Precipitation Outlook
90 day Precipitation Outlook
90-day Precipitation Outlook

NWS Baltimore-Washington Radar
Northeast Radar
Northeast Radar
Adjacent Radars:
Go to the adjacent radar site to the northwest, Pittsburgh, PA Radar Go to the adjacent radar site to the north, State College, PA Radar Go to the adjacent radar site to the northeast, Mt. Holly, NJ Radar
Go to the adjacent radar site to the west, Blacksburg, VA Radar LWX Go to the adjacent radar site to the east, Dover Air Force Base, DE Radar
Go to the adjacent radar site to the southwest, Raleigh/Durham, NC Radar Go to the adjacent radar site to the south, Wakefield, VA Radar

 

CURRENT HAZARDS - LOCAL FORECAST

Click on Map Below for Local Forecast

Watch/Warning/Advisory Color Definitions

 

Click on the map below for the latest forecast.
Read watches, warnings & advisories
National Weather Service Pittsburgh, PA National Weather Service State College, PA
National Weather Service Charleston, WV
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National Weather Service Philadelphia, PA
National Weather Service Blacksburg, VA National Weather Service Wakefield, VA

"POINT" FORECAST

FOR A DETAILED 7-DAY POINT FORECAST: Click on a specific location on the map above.
7-day point forecast

WEATHER FORECAST TABLE

FOR A GRAPH OF WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR A POINT LOCATION: Click on "Hourly Weather Graph" under the "Additional Forecasts & Information" section at the bottom right of the screen, AFTER you have already clicked on a specific point on the map above.

weather forecast table

GRAPHICAL FORECAST

Graphical Forecast Images