Deadly Heat & Humidity In Maryland

Posted on July 23, 2010


Code Red Heat Alert in Baltimore City for Friday and Saturday. Cooling centers are open in the city. Call 311 for locations.

Temperatures 95+ on Friday. 100+ on Saturday.  Highs of 103-106 possible on Saturday. Oppressively high humidity. Heat index temps 95 to 105 on Friday, and up to 110 on Saturday.  That’s right, the heat index could hit 110 on Saturday.

It’s about the same throughout Maryland. The hottest areas: all of Central Maryland and Southern Maryland, and near the Maryland-Delaware border on the Eastern Shore.

Frank Roylance says “The next few days will be killers, perhaps literally.” See Frank’s Maryland Weather Blog for all the miserable facts.

Saturday may be the hottest day of the summer. BGE says electric bills could double because of all the AC use.

Please cancel all outdoor work. Stay in the shade or, better yet, the AC. Help your neighbors. Invite them over if they don’t have AC. Plenty of water, all around. Water for everybody, including the dogs and cats.

Yep, here in Ocean City, I’m going to work. Baby, it’s hot outside! Inside too.

— John Hayden