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Ellicott City flood of 1868 offers some historical perspective

The beautiful and historic town of Ellicott City was devastated again by a flood on May 26, 2018. The Washington Post did an interesting historical piece to give the recent disaster some perspective. Above, a Harper’s Weekly illustration of the … Continue reading

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Ocean City hurricane of 1933: Maryland’s City on the Sand

Hurricane of 1933 shaped Ocean City resort Ocean City is Maryland’s beach town, a place where the population swells to nearly 400,000 on summer weekends. Tourists stroll the boardwalk or splash in the waves. It’s a place for sun, sand … Continue reading

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Winter’s last hurrah can bring March snowfalls

Winter struck late in 1958, and it almost seemed unfair, considering that the deep snow came in late March. It was an incredible snowfall, with measurements of 42 inches coming in from residents near the Susquehanna River in Maryland. The … Continue reading

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The blizzard of 1899 remembered

It looks as if this is going to be a largely snow-free winter. Dipping into Great Storms of the Chesapeake, I thought I would cool things down with a lead in to the storm that buried the Chesapeake Bay region … Continue reading

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Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Levin J. Marvel

Next month I will be taking part in the commemoration of a terribly tragic event on Chesapeake Bay. Even if you can’t join us, you might like to read it a bit about the sinking of the Levin J. Marvel, … Continue reading

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On eve of hurricane season, recalling George Washington’s Storm

Hurricane season officially begins June 1. While in some ways this is an arbitrary date because nature sets its own rules and does not follow a man-made calendar, let’s just say it’s time to keep a weather eye out! In the last 400 years … Continue reading

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