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 Howard 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 27 degrees. The cold weather is also expected to stick around through the weekend, with high temperatures of around 30 degrees. By Monday, a high of 42 is expected. Snowfalls in Howard County Wednesday night caused a two-hour school delay Thursday and numerous traffic-related calls to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, officials said on their Facebook page. “The snow seems to be taking a bit of a toll on the call volume - the crashes are coming in,” according to a post on the fire and rescue …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The National Weather Service says 1-3 inches of snow is possible for Howard County Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Howard County and much of the DC and Baltimore region, starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. The previously issued Winter Storm Watch for Howard County has been canceled. According to the advisory, 1-3 inches of snow is possible for Howard County. Occasional rain this morning is expected to mix with and then change to snow early this afternoon. Periods of snow are possible in the late afternoon and evening, during the evening rush hour. A winter weather advisory for snow means "that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties," according to the weather service. "Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving." Check the "…
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 …
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.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued the following warning.
(Updated 3:40 p.m.) A flood warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Tuesday afternoon expired at 3:30 p.m.. Showers will continue to pass through the area this evening, according to NWS. Some areas may see as much as a quarter of an inch of rain by 5 p.m., but most places will see up to a tenth of an inch. -- Original article: The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood warning for parts of Maryland, including Howard and Carroll counties. More than 2 inches of rain has fallen in some places, according to NWS and another inch may fall before the rain subsides. The warning was issued just after 12:30 p.m. and is in effect until 3:30 p.m. It extends to Howard, Montgomery, Carroll and Baltimore counties, according to …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Wind gusts in some places reached up to 60 miles per hour, according to weather data.
Severe weather in Maryland Tuesday brought rain, a brief tornado warning, thousands of power outages and wind gusts in some places up to 60 miles per hour. But, overall, it appears Maryland left this storm relatively unscathed with minor wind-related damage reported across the state. BGE officials said in a news release that the company had restored power to nearly 7,000 customers as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, but warned that additional outages are possible with storms expected to continue through Tuesday evening and early Wednesday. As of 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, about 6,300 BGE customers across the state were without power, with many of those located in Baltimore and Harford counties. Did you have storm damage in your area? Tell us about it in …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The National Weather Service has the following alert.
Keep an eye on the skies Tuesday, as forecasters are warning of more severe weather in the area. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected across Maryland, including Howard and Carroll counties. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. The cause, according to the National Weather Service, is a slow-moving cold front pushing through the area. "Some storms will become severe and will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and possibly large hail," the service cautions. A high of 96° is expected this afternoon.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued the following alert.
Shocking news, there are thunderstorms in Friday's forecast. But there's more. The National Weather Service has also issued a flash flood watch for parts of Maryland, including Howard and Carroll Counties as, according to its weather statement, some storms could dump more than two inches of rain per hour. Areas with creeks and streams in low-lying areas are particularly at risk according to NWS; especially those areas that saw some rainfall last night. If heavy rain does hit the area, it is expected to begin in the late morning, after 11 a.m., according to NWS. Temperatures will be relatively mild, whith highs expected in the low-to-mid 80s during the day, dropping to the mid-60s at night, when there's an 80 percent chance that rain will…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
BGE said it has restored service to all customers who were without power following last week's violent derecho storm.
BGE said Sunday afternoon it has restored service all of the nearly 748,000 customers that lost power in the aftermath of last week's violent storms. The derecho storm was one of the most damaging storms in BGE's 200-year history, the company said in a news release. “We thank our customers for the incredible understanding and patience they displayed as we worked to repair the devastating damage to our system,” BGE senior vice president and chief operating officer Stephen J. Woerner said in a statement. “We know that, in many ways, this restoration effort was more trying than any other. Multiple severe storms and greater than 100-degree temperatures made the already difficult situation of being without electricity almost unbearable for many…