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Baltimore heat can make summer storms worse, research shows

Does the heat from Baltimore city and surrounding city regions actually affect thunderstorm growth during the summer months? Some research is pointing to yes!

Research from a professor from San Jose State University has found that “the heat island effect,” where cities are warmer than the countryside, can act like a chimney and create even more thunderstorms. The professor believes the heat from cities can even change storm paths, reported May 14.

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