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Old 06-30-2019, 05:45 AM
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Default Saturday Storm..Patapsco River???

Was out on the Bay Saturday,coming back in around the Key Bridge it started raining.Direction I was headed did Not look too good.Looked like a line of Rain from the distance..Got near the Inner Harbor and ALL HELL broke loose!!! The rain was so hard I could not see crap,Hail coming side ways so hard it hurt..I had to turn into the Storm,Had to be 50-60 mph wind..I have a Hard Top with an Enclosure and the Wind was blowing the Rain so hard it was coming in thru the Zippers like a Garden Hose! I swear it had to be a Water Spout or something. Didn't last too long,maybe 15-20 mins. Wife was scared shitless,She went into the Cuddy..Swore She would never step foot on the Boat again!! LOL.

Anyone know anything about it or maybe was out there?? Looking for a New First Mate! LOL.
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Summer squall. If you don’t have radar keep a weather app open and check when the wind changes direction or speed

happens every year all over the bay every other week since Capt john smith days
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My Son and His Buddies were out on Jet Skis.One of His Buddies said there was a Storm on the Radar [Cell Phone} and they went in.I was heading in and checked the Radar on My Phone and didn't see anything any where around where We were!! Saw it around Aberdeen and I think Frederick on the Radar I was looking at...That was the closest I saw to us.........Just talked to a Buddy of mine that lives on the Bodkin....Said they had 70 MPH. winds reported!!! His power went out ,Tree limbs down,Light Pole on the Pier knocked down by a Wind blown Tube..
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Checked the CBIBs and Annapolis showed a gust of 105MPH and Potomac River Buoy showed a gust of 132MPH
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Was at the Oriole's game. Came in hot from the Pittsburgh area but was tracking direct on radar the whole time.
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Originally Posted by Botumfedr View Post
Checked the CBIBs and Annapolis showed a gust of 105MPH and Potomac River Buoy showed a gust of 132MPH
DAMN!!!! I have been out in 40 mph Winds in My Old 20 ft. Hydra-Sport before...for a very short time....Nothing compared to what I got caught in Saturday!! I headed into it to keep from the possibility of taking Water over the Transom or being broached. Not only that the Hail was coming in sideways and hurt like Hell!
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I was heading up the Patapsco to Bear Creek and went through it. We were fishing Love Point. I had NOAA weather on the whole time over there on my afternoon trip. Heard multiple alerts for storms, North Beach to Drum Point, North of Pooles Island, Sandy Point to NorthBeach. As soon as I heard the warning for Pooles Island to Sandy Point I told the crew to wrap up. We were between Fort Smallwood and Bodkin Point and I watched the Key Bridge slowly disappear. It looked like the storm clouds were all the way down to ground level. I told the crew to sit down and had the PFD’s on the deck just Incase. We had zero visibility, driving rain, winds at least 50 knots for about 20 minutes.
There was another bad storm around midnight. My brother lives on Bear Creek. He called me a bit after midnight and said a tornado passed through. His house and boats sustained damage from that storm. .

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I was heading up the Patapsco to Bear Creek and went through it. We were fishing Love Point. I had NOAA weather on the whole time over there on my afternoon trip. Heard multiple alerts for storms, North Beach to Drum Point, North of Pooles Island, Sandy Point to NorthBeach. As soon as I heard the warning for Pooles Island to Sandy Point I told the crew to wrap up. We were between Fort Smallwood and Bodkin Point and I watched the Key Bridge slowly disappear. It looked like the storm clouds were al the way down to ground level. I told the crew to sit down and had the PFD’s on the deck just Incase. We had zero visibility, driving rain, winds at least 50 knots for about 20 minutes.
There was another bad storm around midnight. My brother lives on Bear Creek. He called me a bit after midnight and said a tornado passed through. His house and boats sustained damage from that storm. .
Better question is , how'd ya make out at LP?
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There was another bad storm around midnight. My brother lives on Bear Creek. He called me a bit after midnight and said a tornado passed through. His house and boats sustained damage from that storm. .
Man that’s pretty scary. We were camping on the eastern shore of the bay Saturday and one of those storms came through around 10pm. Wind was rocking the trailer so hard the kids were terrified, hail coming down that must have been the size of quarters. It was bad, and after that tornado came through our neighborhood in DE a few months back I’m a little gun shy about being in a camper in a storm like that one from Saturday night.
It sounded so bad outside that I wondered if one might have touched down nearby.
Campground lost electric for about 3 hours.

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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Better question is , how'd ya make out at LP?
5 people, 10 boxed so the storm was a good reason to wrap up.
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Originally Posted by Hollywood9s View Post

Man that’s pretty scary. We were camping on the eastern shore of the bay Saturday and one of those storms came through around 10pm. Wind was rocking the trailer so hard the kids were terrified, hail coming down that must have been the size of quarters. It was bad, and after that tornado came through our neighborhood in DE a few months back I’m a little gun shy about being in a camper in a storm like that one from Saturday night.
It sounded so bad outside that I wondered if one might have touched down nearby.
Campground lost electric for about 3 hours.





Here is a shot of his sailboats that got blown over on the lifts. The closer, smaller one was able to be righted with no issues. The farther one back in the shot, sustained two large holes in the hull when the lift broke in the wind. The aluminum I beam towards the stern is bent pretty bad also. This happened on the second round of storms that went through.

To the OP, I have a friend that works at the coal pier in Canton. He said they clocked 80 MPH when the afternoon storm hit there.





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We’re on the Potomac and had a large raft of boats. Saw storms north and south of us and radar showed us being fine. Around 5 we got hit with what had to be 70-80mph winds and rain. I couldn’t see the boat 3 boats from us on our raft. It came out of nowhere and did some damage.

Friends 40’ searay had the rear starboard corner ripped off his boat then the anchors broke loose and boats started to drift apart.

Been only a few times I really felt nervous on the water and this registered especially with wife and daughter hiding in the console. I think I’m ready for a full windshield boat now. A CC and curtains didn’t do anything. Haha
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I was heading up the Patapsco to Bear Creek and went through it. We were fishing Love Point. I had NOAA weather on the whole time over there on my afternoon trip. Heard multiple alerts for storms, North Beach to Drum Point, North of Pooles Island, Sandy Point to NorthBeach. As soon as I heard the warning for Pooles Island to Sandy Point I told the crew to wrap up. We were between Fort Smallwood and Bodkin Point and I watched the Key Bridge slowly disappear. It looked like the storm clouds were all the way down to ground level. I told the crew to sit down and had the PFD’s on the deck just Incase. We had zero visibility, driving rain, winds at least 50 knots for about 20 minutes.
There was another bad storm around midnight. My brother lives on Bear Creek. He called me a bit after midnight and said a tornado passed through. His house and boats sustained damage from that storm. .
Exactly where I was at!! Was heading to the Hospital Ramp when it started to rain right before the Key Bridge!
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We got slammed. Left dobbin's Island unaware of the storm and was headed back to Baltimore harbor when turning the corner into the Patapsco River and the wind hit us. I made everyone put on life jackets and slowed down as I knew this was going to be more than just a downpour. Scary as hell, I could not see a thing and the whole time I'm just trying to keep my bow pointed towards the waves but it seemed like they were hitting multiple directions. Took quite a few over the bow but, im not even going to guess the wave height, but it was bad. Luckily it was a quick storm, and we all made it back safe.

I always thought of myself as a careful responsible boater who does not take risks, this event took me by surprise when it should not have. I'm not sure if its because I became complacent or was just downright foolish for not periodically checking the weather but I will not be making that mistake again.
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We got slammed. Left dobbin's Island unaware of the storm and was headed back to Baltimore harbor when turning the corner into the Patapsco River and the wind hit us. I made everyone put on life jackets and slowed down as I knew this was going to be more than just a downpour. Scary as hell, I could not see a thing and the whole time I'm just trying to keep my bow pointed towards the waves but it seemed like they were hitting multiple directions. Took quite a few over the bow but, im not even going to guess the wave height, but it was bad. Luckily it was a quick storm, and we all made it back safe.

I always thought of myself as a careful responsible boater who does not take risks, this event took me by surprise when it should not have. I'm not sure if its because I became complacent or was just downright foolish for not periodically checking the weather but I will not be making that mistake again.
I wouldn’t second guess yourself. We all get stuck in these fierce storms at some point. They come in fast and you don’t have a chance to dodge it.
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Anyone have any luck downloading data for that day? CBIBs website downloader does not seem to be working for me.... It just says give it a few seconds to download and then nothing ever happens.
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We got slammed. Left dobbin's Island unaware of the storm and was headed back to Baltimore harbor when turning the corner into the Patapsco River and the wind hit us. I made everyone put on life jackets and slowed down as I knew this was going to be more than just a downpour. Scary as hell, I could not see a thing and the whole time I'm just trying to keep my bow pointed towards the waves but it seemed like they were hitting multiple directions. Took quite a few over the bow but, im not even going to guess the wave height, but it was bad. Luckily it was a quick storm, and we all made it back safe.

I always thought of myself as a careful responsible boater who does not take risks, this event took me by surprise when it should not have. I'm not sure if its because I became complacent or was just downright foolish for not periodically checking the weather but I will not be making that mistake again.
Yea easy to forget to check the Radar. Has caught me by suprise a couple times. At least you have the boat to handle even if uncomfortable.
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I was driving home from South Carolina on Saturday late afternoon. We could see the storms in the area when we got to MD. There were trees down and shredded leaves all over the place so we knew it was bad,
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Yea Greg,It was no joke out there!!! I'm glad it did not last longer.I was just worried about hitting a Bouy or another Boat. I just kept enough Throttle for steerage and followed My track on My chart plotter.I couldn't see anything! We got back and My Wife told My Daughter that She thought She was going to die and was never getting on the Boat again!! LOL..She was in the Cuddy Cabin...The Hail and Rain came sideways so hard it hurt, Had to put a Towel around My shoulders ! Only had a chance to put up the front part of the side curtains before all Hell broke loose. It came that fast and hard. The Boat actually did quite well in it! I was surprised and I didn;t even have to change My Underwear when I got Home.

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