Marylanders Becoming Concerned About Heat

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More

Marylanders concerned with heat

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Marylanders are concerned about heat as we cross the midline of June. Heat and humidity has moved into the Mid-Atlantic region with temperatures creeping into the low nineties and the heat index approaches one hundred degrees. As with every year, Marylanders were taken by surprise by this change of weather.

“It’s just so HOT,” exclaimed Keesha Duvall, a city bus driver in Baltimore. “I was talking to my mom and she was like, ’dammnnnnn, it’s hot!’ And I was all like ‘I know, right?’ It was all nice out and then it got hot. I don’t understand it.”

That was the sentiment shared by many television network affiliates in Baltimore and Washington who led off their local news programming with stories of people concerned about heat, complete with graphics of little suns wearing sunglasses. Maryland Facebook and Instagram pages were filled with images of car thermometers throughout the weekend with comments about the heat.

Residents concerned about heat

“I am wearing trousers today, but I wish I was wearing shorts,” said Dave Ross, a high-priced attorney from Bethesda. “It’s just so hot. I called my wife and told her to turn on the air conditioning. I just didn’t see this coming. “

But Lee Forester, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Silver Spring, says people shouldn’t panic.

“People in Maryland tend to forget that temperatures vary with the seasons,” said Forester. “For example, it will be hot during the summer months, gradually cool down, and then be much colder in the winter months, and will sometimes snow. People in other parts of the country seem to understand the cycle, but for some reason Marylanders are shocked every summer and every winter by the change. And they really shouldn’t be.”

But in the meantime, Maryland continues to sweat and worry about what’s to come.

“I’m concerned, frankly,” said Ross. “When does it level out? When does the weather stop changing? It seems like it happens every few months and I don’t know what to make of it.”

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Hi, I'm Laura Ritz and the Intern here at The Crabwrapper. I hear that Maryland apologized for that whole slavery thing--so I have to ask how the hell they can make me bust my ass and not pay me a cent? Oh, that's right, it is for the "experience." Well, to make ends meet, you can always catch up with me at McDoogals in the Dena!

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