Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Fabulous Flag Day 

The Lynx from Newport Beach, CA proudly flying the Flag
6:25 AM EDT 6/14/12 (Forecaster Mike) – Nearly two dozen Tall Ships ships have arrived in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and are in position to mark this second day of the “Sailabration”! The event appropriately coincides with our nation's observance of Flag Day, so patriotism will abound as visitors from all over the U.S. line us to tour the Tall Ships. Get there early, for public tours begin at 11:00 AM EDT. 


We are not only celebrating the anniversary of the adoption of the American Flag, but we are also "Sailabrating" the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. This major regional event lasts until Monday the 18th – two hundred years after the Second War for Independence began. 


FANTASTIC FLAG DAYThe weather will cooperate in the Baltimore Harbor on Thursday, making for picturesque conditions for the flag and the ships. Anyone heading out to the event on Thursday can expect partly sunny skies overhead with highs climbing into the upper 70s to around 80ยบ. The breeze won’t be quite as affecting as the one we felt on Wednesday, as it will come in from the NE at around 10 mph. If you do get any nice pictures of the event, please don’t hesitate to share them with us on this page, or the Central Maryland page! 

Mid-Atlantic Water Vapor as of 6:20 AM Thursday

THE BAD WEATHER Much of the country will be enjoying nice weather on Thursday, but there are a few exceptions, and unfortunately, they will be in very similar places to where all the rainfall has been lately. The severe threat will straddle the middle of the country, with the highest risk area over Minnesota, eastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, and western Iowa. Still, the potential for storms wills stretch all the way south to the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Also, scattered showers and storms will stretch back eastward, going to include the Florida Panhandle zone. On the east coast, there will be a slight chance for some showers on the immediate Mid-Atlantic Coastline. 

EASTERN NICE WEATHER There will be another section of nice weather in the east that extends westward from the central Maryland region. This will include mostly sunny skies heading towards areas like the Potomac Ridge & Valley zone. For much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, we will be seeing below average temperatures for this time of year, with the NE winds over the region pulling cooler, maritime air into the region. Stretching closer to the Mississippi, we will certainly warm up, with 80s and 90s becoming common heading out to the Plains. 

WESTERN NICE WEATHERNice Flag Day conditions will also return to a large section of the western United States. Besides some cloud cover over the immediate west coast, we will be enjoying plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures over much of the country west of the Rockies. However, this will again not help the ongoing situation. Have a wonderful Flag Day and stay tuned for the latest! 

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