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 …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The National Weather Service again shows snow in the forecast.
Here we go again. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook, warning of extreme cold temperatures and, yes, snow. According to NWS, a wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday. Wind chill advisories are serious business – they are issued only when wind chills could be “life threatening if action is not taken.” Without the wind chill, temperatures are expected to feel about 17 degrees tonight. With the wind chill factored in, it will feel more like 5 degrees at times. Then there’s the snow. There is a 70 percent chance of flurries Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to NWS. The snow should taper off Thursday during the day, when temperatures reach about 26 degrees. They'll drop to the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The National Weather Service's update forecast does have some precipitation, but not the white, fluffy kind.
At least you have bread and milk. The National Weather Service has cancelled its winter weather advisory for Howard County, and Friday's forecast is all sun, all day. There is still a chance of a few snowflakes this evening, according to NWS, but not many. This evening there is a slight chance of rain, becoming more likely after about 7 p.m. But with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees until late tonight, don’t expect a snow day tomorrow. According to NWS, the rain will end overnight and skies will quickly clear up and Friday's forecast shows clear, sunny skies, with temperatures reaching the high-30s.
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 "…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Check out the week's forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
Keep an umbrella handy this week. According to the National Weather Service, we’ll likely have precipitation through Wednesday, with rain potentially turning to snow later in the week. Say goodbye to the mild temperatures, too. According to NWS, temperatures will peak today, then drop as the week goes on. Adding to the decline in conditions, NWS has issued a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. Monday. After that, there’s an 80 percent chance of rain, mainly before 2 p.m. Temperatures will hit the mid-50s today, but, according to the forecast discussion, the high temperature may come early in the day "with temperatures steady or even falling during the afternoon," dropping to the mid-30s at night. Rain should continue through the night. …
Friday, December 28, 2012
One to two inches of snow may fall in parts of Howard County on Dec. 29.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Howard County will get another round of snow before the new year begins, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Snow will start falling overnight Friday through late Saturday afternoon in Howard County, according to the NWS forecast. The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Baltimore-Washington area—including Carroll, Howard and Montgomery counties—which is to continue into Saturday. The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSA) urges drivers to stay off the roads on Saturday morning, adding that the storm could disrupt traffic along the Interstate 95 corridor. Crews will likely have the roads mostly cleared by the afternoon. "If you must travel, allow extra time, take it slow, and remember: …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here's a look at the week's forecast courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Here comes that pre-winter chill. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will reach just the high-40s today with clear, sunny skies. Temperatures will drop to the mid-30s today and rain is likely late tonight and early Tuesday morning. Rain -- and maybe some snow -- is expected to continue through Tuesday morning, when temperatures reach the low-40s. Expect cloudy skies Tuesday night and below-freezing temperatures, dropping to the high-20s. The sun should shine Wednesday, and temperatures will reach the mid-40s. Wednesday night skies will stay clear, and temperatures again go sub-freezing, dropping to the high-20s. Thursday will bring more sun and temperatures in the low-40s, dropping to the high 20s at night. Friday …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Snow or rain will start just in time for the evening commute, according to NWS.
Howard County, and much of the central Maryland region, is under a hazardous weather outlook as a storm enters the area this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) there's a chance of rain and snow before 3 p.m. this afternoon with a high near 41 degrees. A total daytime snow accumulation of less than half an inch is possible. Tonight is expected to bring snow, mainly before 10 p.m. with a low around 33 degrees according to the NWS. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 47 degrees during the day and a low around 31 degrees at night. Friday is expected to be sunny with a high near 51 degrees. The Maryland State Highway Administration is also monitoring the storm and advises commuters to plan for a longer trip…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
According to the National Weather Service, a coastal storm could affect the area later this week.
Another storm is headed our way, but according to the National Weather Service, it’s not expected to pack quite the punch that Hurricane Sandy did. The current forecast calls for rain showers beginning Wednesday, changing to a rain and snow mix at night, according to meteorologist Heather Sheffield. At this point, she said, NWS isn’t expecting any accumulation. The storm will have a “tight gradient of precipitation,” Sheffield said, meaning, essentially, it’s not expected to be a large storm. The storm may extend as far west as the Interstate 95 Corridor, she said, though the location isn’t yet certain. Right now, models show the storm -- which is forming along the southeast coast – moving further east off the coast, “so that’s good for …