Monday, April 1, 2013
Here's the week's forecast, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Expect mild temperatures all week – and you may want to keep an umbrella handy. According to the National Weather Service, we can expect scattered sprinkles Monday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will reach about 60 degrees, dropping to the low-30s at night. Tuesday should be sunny with temperatures in the high-40s during the day, dropping to about 30 degrees at night. More sun Wednesday, and temperatures should reach the low-50s during the day, dropping to the high -20s at night. Thursday should also be sunny, with temperatures in the low-50s during the day. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain Thursday night, when temperatures should drop to the high-30s. More rain likely Friday, with …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The renovated Kennedy Gardens will feature legacy Yoshino cherry trees donated from Blossoms of Hope.
Update - 1:00 p.m. - Information on cost was added to this story and a correction is appended. Over the next few years, Kennedy Gardens, which is located across Lake Kittamaqundi from Town Center Plaza, will be receiving a major overhaul. A project is under way to make the gardens into a lush sequence of plantings, providing attractive views from the lakefront, and acting as a centerpiece for legacy Yoshino cherry trees donated from Blossoms of Hope, according to Jan Clark, a landscape architect for Columbia Association. Sign up for the free Columbia Patch e-newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations. “The installation of more than 80 trees, hundreds of shrubs and thousands of…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Here's the week's forecast courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Rita’s is open and I’m sure I saw some flowers blooming this weekend, but still, we have to worry about snow The National Weather Service is forecasting some snow and sleet until about 2 p.m. Monday, turning to rain later in the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to hit 40 degrees, so NWS does not expect accumulation, but still. Snow. The rain will continue into Monday night, when temperatures drop to the high- 30s. Rain will keep falling Tuesday morning. Temperatures will rise to the low-50s with gusty winds, as fast as 31 mph at times. Tuesday night will be windy too, with temperatures dropping to the high-20s. Wednesday will be partly sunny, but no rain, with temperatures in the mid-40s. Winds will continue, though, gusting as fast…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Here's the weekend forecast, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Spring 2013 begins next week, on March 20, but temperatures Friday will have that not-quite-winter, not-quite-spring feel, according to the National Weather Service. Friday, expect cloudy skies and temperatures reaching about 55 degrees. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain late Friday night, with temperatures in the high-30s. Saturday will bring more rain; there’s an 80 percent chance of precipitation during the day and we could see up to a quarter of an inch. Temperatures will reach the mid-40s during the day. There’s a 60 percent chance that the rain will continue into Saturday night, when temperatures drop to the mid-30s. No rain is in the forecast during the day Sunday, just partly sunny skies with highs in the mid-40s, dropping to …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Columbia will be mild and soggy this week, according to the National Weather Service.
A flood watch is in effect for Howard County starting Tuesday afternoon and extending into the evening, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a chance of rain and sleet Tuesday morning, then rain as temperatures rise to the mid-40s. Between one and two inches are expected to fall in the afternoon, when temperatures drop to the high-40s. Winds may pick up too, gusting as fast as 21 mph. More rain Wednesday, mostly before 1 p.m. Skies will stay cloudy and temperatures will reach the mid-50s during the day, dropping to the mid-30s at night. There’s a chance of showers again Thursday, with temperatures in the mid-40s. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a low in the low-30s. Friday is looking like Monday, with partly sunny …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Where do you go for flowers in Columbia?
UPDATE: The winner of last week's readers' choice contest is Wilhide's located in nearby Ellicott City. The flower shop is run by the Wilhide family on Cooks Lane in Ellicott City. Wilhide's received 66 percent of the vote in our contest. This week, we'll be asking readers where is your favorite place to get brunch. The vote will end on Wednesday, May 9. Thus giving you plenty of opportunity to make a reservation before Mother's Day, which falls on May 13. Original Store If you're looking to brighten your kitchen or surprise that special someone, then you need a florist. As part of our ongoing readers' choice series, this week we're asking residents what is your favorite flower shop? We've assembled a list of the top shops in the city, but…
Friday, March 23, 2012
And work has left. Enjoy the weekend!
Windows are thrown open, Cindy’s is finally freed from her wintertime shutters, birds are singing, worms are…worming. Spring has come, and I can’t write. I should have known better than try to work on the vernal equinox, when the stars align in such a way even Google taunts me with a flowery doodle. Temptation toward frivolity is everywhere: the “largest Italian ice concept in the nation” is giving away free treats, Baltimore is imitating San Diego, the Orioles are…Orioling. These days were not meant for writing. I went to college in Worcester, MA, not a town known for its warm citizenry or temperature. The College of the Holy Cross is literally sited high on a hill, rather grandiosely known as Mount St. James, that attracts every errant …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Patch asks, what do you enjoy most about the first warm days of 2012?
The greater Baltimore-Washington area normally sees highs for mid-March in in the lower 50s, according to the National Weather Service. March 12 through 14 actually marks the 19th anniversary of the "Super Storm of 1993" which, according to NWS, brought several feet of snow to much of the eastern United States, while closing every major airport on the East Coast for at least some time. But that was just a dim memory Wednesday. Kings Contrivance was full of roaming patrons, and Columbia resident Bryan Eber told Patch that he enjoys sitting outside on a bench, with a coffee and a new book on his Kindle. What do you love most about the return of warm weather?