Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The State Highway Administration warns travelers to plan for a long afternoon commute.
Although it's only early November, locals may soon feel the first bite of winter. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory predicting one to two inches of snow across most of the Baltimore metro region, although northern Baltimore and Harford counties may see two to four inches. The advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. The steadiest precipitation—snow mixed with rain at times—is expected to occur through the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures will be in the lower to mid 30s, according to the National Weather Service. The Maryland State Highway Administration is also monitoring the storm and advises commuters to plan for a longer trip during peak travel times. According to a news …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The bridges carrying U.S. Route 40 and Interstate 95 over Susquehanna River are under wind restrictions.
This story has been updated. The bridges are to close Monday afternoon. ——— The Hatem and Tydings bridges are under wind restrictions as the eye of Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the Susquehanna River valley. The restrictions were put into place Monday morning by the Maryland Transportation Authority. According to a statement from the MdTA,"When wind restrictions are implemented, house trailers, empty box trailers or any vehicle that, in the opinion of law-enforcement personnel, may not safely cross the bridge will be prohibited from traveling the bridge. Motorists who are denied passage will be assisted with safely turning around." For more on traffic, see our live traffic map.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy could have a significant impact on Harford County and all of Maryland.
Harford County is taking an active approach to warning residents about the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy. The "Frankenstorm" is slated to hit the East Coast sometime between Sunday and Tuesday. The following "hurricane warning message" was delivered to Harford County residents by Emergency Manager Rick Ayers Friday morning: "I want to emphasize the potential for a very dangerous situation for Harford County. The main impact for our county will be Sunday night through Tuesday, when we could have sustained tropical storm force winds and hurricane gusts of 80 mph. The potential for major flooding along the coast and inland is also a concern, with rain amounts expected between 6 and 12 inches and higher in some areas. "The possibility of…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The watch expires at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has placed Harford County under a tornado watch. The watch lasts until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Harford County government utilized the ConnectCTY program to reach out to residents by email and voicemail. The messages said, in part, "Please monitor local news stations and be prepared to seek shelter during any severe storms." Harford County is also under a Coastal Flood Advisory until 6 p.m. That alert changes to a Coast Flood Warning from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 2 a.m. on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Stay with Patch for updates.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Harford County was under a severe thunderstorm watch Saturday afternoon and evening.
Cooler temperatures have followed a wall of storms that battered Harford County Saturday. Harford County was under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Saturday after the National Weather Service issued the alert Saturday afternoon. Harford County issued an emergency alert through its ConnectCTY service around 1:30 p.m. Saturday: Good Afternoon, this is Emergency Manager Rick Ayers with an important weather related message. Currently, there is a line of severe storms in Western Maryand and heading East. This line of storms should impact Harford County between 2 and 6 PM. This line of storms has the potential for damaging winds between 50 and 60 MPH and the slight risk of tornadoes. Please plan accordingly. Thanks and be safe. …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The flash flood watch for Harford County extends until 10 p.m. Sunday.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
Storms battered central Maryland Sunday afternoon, leaving Harford County under a flash flood watch until 10 p.m. The forecast for Sunday afternoon and early evening calls for stretches of rain and thunderstorms with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s. The National Weather Service issued the flash flood watch just before 3 p.m. Sunday. It covers parts of Maryland, Northern Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The watch called for localized storms dumping up to three inches of rain in short bursts. The watch stated that creeks may rise quickly. Have storm stories, video or photos to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org For live weather alerts, check out Patch's emergency communication tools here: Aberdeen Patch: Facebook | …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The heat index will approach 110 degrees Thursday in Harford County and surrounding areas.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Harford County is under a heat advisory Thursday, and there's a chance the county could experience some thunderstorms throughout the day. While there are no alerts for thunderstorms, Thursday's forecast calls for isolated storms in the morning with a chance for more isolated storms in the evening. Temperatures will reach the high 90s, with a heat index approaching 110, according to Weather.com. The overnight low into Friday is forecasted to be 78 degrees. Harford County announced Wednesday that Harford County Public Libraries would double as cooling centers Thursday. See locations of local libraries here: The Bel Air branch will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Darlington from noon to 5 p.m. All other branches are open from 1 p.m. to 8 …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article pertains to Tuesday's weather. The watch has expired. ——— Harford County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service has announced. In all, 13 counties in Central Maryland—including Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Carroll—are under the watch. Temperatures remained in the upper 80s early Tuesday evening. Lows overnight into Wednesday are expected to reach the upper 60s. Have storm stories to share? Email email@example.com For live weather alerts, check out Patch's emergency communication tools here: Aberdeen Patch: Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters Bel Air Patch: Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters Havre de Grace Patch: Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Harford County's thermometers and plants will enjoy a break this weekend.
After a stretch of scorching weather, give your air conditioners a break this weekend. Overnight temperatures from Friday left for a cool morning, with thermometers lingering in the 60s early Saturday in Harford County. Temperatures this weekend will only reach the mid-80s following continuous days in the high-90s, according to Weather.com. There's a chance of rain Saturday, with high temperatures in the low-80s. Saturday night's low will be 70 degrees. Sunday calls for partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid-80s. Check out more weekend weather forecasts. Temperatures will reach the high-80s on Monday with a chance of more thunderstorms. Harford County was under a severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday, and a flash flood watch on Friday. …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The flood watch will run from noon until 11 p.m. Friday.
Harford County is under a flash flood watch from noon until 11 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced Friday morning. Rainfall Friday afternoon could be heavy at times. Temperatures should remain in the 70s Friday, with a low of 69 degrees Friday night. As of Friday morning, a band of rain and storms was over western Maryland. The flash flood watch indicated that "excessive rainfall could cause creeks and streams to rise quickly out of their banks and could flood low-lying and urban areas." Particularly of concern are areas that have received heavy rains in recent days. Have storm stories to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org For live weather alerts, check out Patch's emergency communication tools here: Aberdeen Patch: …