The state of Maryland is highly susceptible to tropical weather, such as hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions.  The coastal waters of Maryland can be affected by high storm surge, which may produce significant damage to those living in these regions.  It is necessary to be aware of tropical storm development and its projected path, in order to be prepared if one moves toward the Mid-Atlantic states.  Climatologically, there have been 2-3 hurricanes making landfall in Maryland over the past 107 years (1900-2007).  You will find links below to the National Hurricane Center, including information on current tropical activity, tropical cyclone climatology, and hurricane preparedness.  

National Hurricane Center 

U.S. Tropical Cyclone Climatology

Hurricane Preparedness


The Maryland State Climatologist Office welcomes data requests and any questions or concerns you may have about our services.  You may contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone or e-mail.  If we are not in the office at the time of your call, we will get back to you as soon as we can.  Please contact us using the information below, or fill out our Data Request Form by clicking on the 'Data' link under the 'Climate Data' heading.  Thank you for letting us assist you in collecting climate data.

Whenever possible, please use email as it is the prefered method of communication to our office. It also allows us to have a record of data requests.

Phone: (301) 405-7223

Click here for directions to our office.

Computer and Space Sciences Building
University of MarylandCollege Park 20742
Phone: (301) 405-7223
Fax: (301) 314-9482