Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement.
(Updated at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday) Strong thunderstorms could come to Howard, southern Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, according to a Special Weather Statement issued at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday by the National Weather Service. The NWS also briefly issued a severe thunderstorm warning that included Howard County until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. That warning is no longer in effect. The storm could reduce driving visibility to one mile and cause water to pool in the road, NWS said. Expect penny and nickel-size hail and “heavy downpours” with these storms, the statement said. “At 3:36 p.m. …. Strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Arbutus to Ridgeway … moving north at 15 mph,” the weather service said.
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 76 in Howard County, the National Weather Service says, with showers likely at night. There is also a threat of showers and thunderstorms Friday in Howard County with a high near 74. Weekend highs will hit the mid-60s. The news of more seasonal spring temperatures may be a relief to some, especially local schools. Hollifield Station …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Patch has compiled a list of closings and delays due to the March 25 snow.
--- Trash and recycling collections remain Monday despite the snow, according to the Howard County Government Facebook Page. Trucks may arrive later than usual. --- All branches of the Howard County Library System will be closed Monday. --- Howard Community College, including Laurel College Center, will open at noon Monday due to the snow. --- The Columbia Association announced there will be no before and after school care today, although the organization will review late morning and afternoon class and program activities around 10 a.m. --- The Mall in Columbia will open at 10 a.m. as usual, but shoppers are encouraged to call a retailer prior to visiting as individual store hours may vary. --- Howard County public schools are closed …
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 …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the following statement.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for Howard County and much of central and western Maryland warning residents to expect a wintry mix with possible freezing rain Thursday night into Friday morning. NWS is predicting less than a half an inch of sleet and snow accumulation possible overnight as well as a morning fog. Freezing rain is expected to stop by 4 a.m., although rain is likely to continue up until 4 p.m. Friday, according to NWS. However, the winter weather in this area pales in comparison to what is being predicted for the Northeast. Currently, the National Weather Service is predicting about one to two feet of snow to fall between Friday and Saturday for much of Southern New England, …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Storms caused damage throughout Howard County Wednesday night and Thursday.
A tree collapsed on a home around 8 a.m. in Columbia Thursday as a result of storms that ripped through the area Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Howard County rescue officials said. The tree “fell on the garage area of the home,” located on the 10600 block of Green Mountain Circle in the western part of Columbia, said Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services Jackie Cutler. No one was injured, but Cutler said safety officials do suspect the “building is going to be posted as uninhabitable.” See related coverage: Ellicott City, Howard County Road Closures Patapsco River Goes 'Completely' Over its Bank in Ellicott City (UPDATED) Sign up for the Columbia Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Howard County school system released the following announcement Monday morning.
With wintry weather in the forecast, Howard County Public Schools will open late Monday morning. The school week begins with a two-hour delay, officials announced shortly after 5 a.m. Monday. There are also no half-day morning programs. Also, all morning programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools will be delayed two hours. Howard County—and much of Maryland—was under a winter weather advisory from 5 a.m. to noon Monday. A wintry mix was in the forecast, with poor travel conditions likely. Schools in Howard County also opened two hours late Thursday when it snowed and closed early Friday. Related coverage: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Early Monday Week Ahead …
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" …