Thursday, July 19, 2012
The National Weather Service is again forecasting thunderstorms for Carroll County.
The severe thunderstorm watches and warnings may have subsided for now, but don’t be surprised if they pop up later today. There’s a 60 percent chance that Carroll County will see rain and thunderstorms today, according to the National Weather Service, and an even likelier chance that storms will roll in this evening. “No watch as of now …” the NWS forecast discussion reads, “Will continue to contemplate.” In its hazardous weather outlook, NWS warned that storms that do develop again have the potential to be dangerous with high winds and localized, flash flooding. Precipitation aside, we can expect temperatures to reach the high 80s/low 90s today and drop to about 70 this evening.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has the following weather statement.
Updated at 4:07 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect in Carroll County until 9 p.m. BGE has warned customers of possible weather-related outages. Original story: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4 p.m. for Carroll and Frederick counties, according to the National Weather Service. At 3:24 p.m. Wednesday, “severe thunderstorms were detected along a line extending from Westminster to 9 miles southeast of Westminster to Harry Grove Stadium and were moving southeast at 35 miles per hour ” a National Weather Service statement said. The storms could produce quarter-sized hail and winds up to 60 miles per hour, according to the warning. “This is a dangerous line of storms,” weather officials said in a statement. The …
BGE and the National Weather Service have issued the following alerts.
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company is warning customers that it is preparing for possible weather-related power outages Wednesday afternoon, in light of predictions that a thunderstorm and high winds might hit central Maryland. BGE’s warnings come after nearly 748,000 customers were without power earlier this month, some for a more than week, after the destructive derecho storm hit the region. The warnings also come amid a heat wave this week, which has triggered the opening of cooling centers across the region. A National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook says scattered thunderstorms are likely Wednesday afternoon and evening in central Maryland, which includes Howard and Carroll counties. Some of those storms may be severe, …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Friday's storms knocked out power to hundreds of thousands across the state, there may be more on the way.
The thousands of people who lost power in Howard County after Friday’s thunderstorms had to endure another night of anxiety Sunday night, when more thunderstorms rolled through the area. We’re not out of the woods yet. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there is a slight chance of thunderstorms through Wednesday night, though there are no high winds in the forecast. NWS is also forecasting more hot weather, though milder than the past few days, when actual temperatures approached 90 degrees and, with the heat index, 105. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, with temperatures reaching about 92 degrees. Thunderstorms aside, NWS is predicting mostly sunny skies. Tuesday night, there is a 40 …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The alert is in effect through 9 p.m. Friday.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect through 9 p.m. across Carroll County and much of the region. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system moving through the Mid-Atlantic Friday afternoon and evening has the potential to produce "damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall." Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is forecast, with higher amounts possible in isolated pockets. Earlier Friday, the National Weather Service announced a hazardous weather outlook warning of potential storms in the afternoon. That has now been changed to a severe thunderstorm watch. Baltimore Gas and Electric announced it has more than 500 employees and contractors in Central Maryland prepared to respond to fallen power lines and other …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Be prepared for severe weather this afternoon.
Memorial Day weekend’s gloriously hot and clear weather may be coming to an end. The weather forecast is calling for thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening, followed by a cold front, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook that has been issued for much of Maryland as well as Northern Virginia According to the National Weather Service, some storms in the Baltimore and D.C. region may become severe “with the potential for damaging winds and large hail.” Also, “locally heavy downpours may produce isolated flash flooding,” the weather outlook said.