Friday, April 19, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the following information.
This post was updated at 3:47 p.m. Friday. A tornado watch is in effect Friday for Howard and Carroll counties, as well as in many other counties in Maryland. Also, state highway officials are warning that possible rain and winds could complicate Friday afternoon and evening commutes. The tornado watch, according to the National Weather Service, was issued at 2:30 p.m. Friday and is in effect until 10 p.m. It applies to these counties: Howard, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Caroline, Charles, Prince George’s, Talbot, Baltimore, Frederick, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Washington, Calvert, Cecil, Harford, Montgomery and St. Mary’s. It also applies to Baltimore City. The State Highway Administration also released a statement Friday afternoon warning motorists…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The heat scorched the region Wednesday, but the weather is expected to be cooler over the weekend.
The freakish early spring heat this week does not appear to be expected to continue, with mild, spring-like temperatures expected now and throughout the weekend. On Wednesday, record high temperatures blasted the region, with BWI Airport reaching at least 90 degrees, breaking its record of 89 in 1922, according to the Capital Weather Blog on the Washington Post. Thursday is expected to reach a high near 72 in Westminster, the National Weather Service says, with showers possible after 2 p.m., as well as Thursday night and early Friday morning. There is also a threat of showers and thunderstorms Friday morning in Westminster with a high near 68. Weekend highs will hit the mid-60s. Sign up for the free Eldersburg Patch e-newsletter here and …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory.
A winter storm warning that was to be in effect until 3 a.m. Thursday for the Washington/DC region, including Howard and Carroll counties, has been cancelled, according to the National Weather Service. In its place is a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. Thursday. The advisory says additional snow accumulations of one to two inches are possible through the evening, with temperatures in the low to mid-30s and wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. The advisory cautions motorists to be careful, as slushy and possibly snow covered roads, combined with near freezing temperatures, could cause icy roads. BGE officials had announced they were mobilizing personnel to deal with potential power outages created by the winter storm, saying that this …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A snowstorm is heading toward Central Maryland and Howard and Carroll counties, and may hit Tuesday.
Baltimore Gas and Electric is bringing in 500 extra workers to help with any power outages that might occur due to a potential winter storm Tuesday evening and Wednesday, according to a news release Monday afternoon. Wind gusts could get as strong as 50 mph, causing outages and even preventing the company's use of bucket trucks to make repairs right away, the release states. "Snow accumulations are forecasted to reach between six to 15 inches. Coupled with high wind gusts, heavy, wet snow can cover tree limbs, electric delivery equipment and power lines, and cause power outages," wrote BGE officials in a news release. A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening, including in Maryland: from Frederick to …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The advisory lasts from 5 a.m. until noon in much of Maryland.
Much of Maryland—from the D.C. metro area to the Baltimore suburbs—is under a winter weather advisory Monday morning. The advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. until noon in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties, as well as Baltimore City, the National Weather Service announced Sunday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s by midday, but morning commuters may encounter freezing rain mixed with sleet and possibly snow, according to the advisory. Only a trace of accumulation is expected. Winds from the south will gust to 10 to 15 mph, the advisory said. The precipitation "will cause travel difficulties," the advisory said. Drivers should use caution and "be prepared for slippery roads and limited" …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Officials are warning that the storm Friday afternoon could cause complications.
This story was updated at 11:20 a.m. Friday Weather, highway and school officials are preparing for a fast-moving storm Friday afternoon that has already resulted in early dismissal times at Howard County and Carroll County Schools and could make for a potentially difficult commute. Howard County Public Schools will close 1.5 hours early Friday in anticipation of the storm and Carroll County schools will close two hours early. Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Montgomery schools are also among those that have announced earlier on Friday that they will close schools early Friday. A Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Advisory have been issued by the National Weather Service Friday, and both include Howard and Carroll counties. The winter…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Watch for forecast updates on Patch.
More snow is expected to come to Carroll County Friday, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 90 percent chance of snow Friday after 1 p.m., with less than an inch of accumulation. The expected high temperature is 25 degrees. The cold weather is also expected to stick around through the weekend, with high temperatures of around 30 degrees. By Tuesday, a high of 50 is expected. Snowfalls in Carroll County Wednesday night caused a two-hour school delay Thursday.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Forecasters aren't sure whether the county will see any significant snow—or just rain.
Howard and Carroll counties -- and much of the region -- could be in for another dose of winter weather this weekend, depending on how an approaching storm shapes up. The National Weather Service warns that a system moving in from the southeast "will likely impact portions of the Mid-Atlantic Saturday and Saturday night." "At this stage, rain or snow is possible depending on the storm track," it adds. The latest forecast for the area calls for a mix of rain and snow starting Saturday morning, then switching over to just rain by early afternoon. Snow may slip back into the picture Saturday evening as temperatures drop again. Though the NWS expects minimal accumulation over the course of the day, AccuWeather puts potential snowfall totals …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Carroll County until 6 a.m. Thursday as a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow moves through Maryland. According to NWS, the wintry mix will continue through early Wednesday afternoon. With temperatures hovering in the upper 20s and lower 30s Wednesday morning and winds gusting up to 35 mph, the roads remain slick and travel conditions “treacherous.” The wintry mix should turn into all rain by this afternoon, according to NWS, as temperatures rise above freezing. NWS expects precipitation to move off the coast early Thursday morning, leaving behind a dry, cold, windy day, which will “help to dry the region but do little to warm it up.” Wind speeds of 30 – 40 mph …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued the following statement.
A dense fog advisory is in effect for parts of Maryland, including Howard and Carroll counties, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. This means visibility can be around a quarter mile or less at times. Motorists should anticipate increased travel times, according to weather officials. All drivers should reduce their speed, leave plenty of distance ahead of them and use their low-beam headlights, the weather statement said.