A day after seeking refuge at shopping malls and movie theaters, hoping the lights would be back on when they returned, 3 million residents faced a grim reality Sunday: stifling homes, spoiled food and a looming commute filled with knocked-out stoplights.
Tropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly off the South Carolina coast on Sunday, canceling tourist cruises, producing showers along the coast and serving as a reminder that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the corner.
A huge underwater power line to serve wind farms planned off the East Coast cleared a regulatory hurdle Monday, although construction is still years away.
A big time warm started around the Mid-Atlantic today. Highs jumped into the 70s. However, a warm front moving through tonight will bring even warmer air our way for Sunday and Monday.
While the Mid-Atlantic has been enjoying an early spring, it’s not much fun for fruit farmers in the region.
Gas prices are surging and quickly inching to $4 per gallon. This February is the earliest gas prices have ever topped the $3.50 mark.
Stink bug numbers are down, and researchers say they suspect the wet fall weather across the mid-Atlantic may be the reason.
Maryland gets the environmental all-clear to pursue wind farm development off the coast of Ocean City. Governor O’Malley is making wind power his energy priority this session.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is inviting citizens to a meeting in Myersville about a proposed natural-gas compressor station.
The nation’s second offshore wind power lease could be weeks away, and more could follow, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday at the opening of a wind power conference.
Another decent day is in store across the Northeast thanks to high pressure over New England, but for us in the Mid-Atlantic this high will mean a moist easterly flow and an abundance of low cloudiness to start the day.
Hurricane Katia has weakened slightly as it moves northwestward across the Atlantic but is still a Category 2 storm.