Tuesday, September 18, 2012
All after school activities are cancelled Tuesday.
All after school activities for Harford County Public Schools are canceled for Tuesday due to inclement weather. Harford County Public Schools notified parents and staff of the cancellation around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Harford County was under a series of severe weather alerts Tuesday, including a tornado watch. Have a storm story or photo to share? Email email@example.com
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.
UPDATED (Wednesday, 4 p.m.)—Harford County is under a severe thunderstorm watch and a heat advisory until 9 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service announced. The watch covers 13 counties in Maryland, including Harford. There is a chance of storms throughout the day. Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers sent out an alert by automated message Wednesday afternoon saying that severe storms will impact Harford County between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. "Please plan accordingly and seek shelter if required," Ayers said. A special weather statement for Harford County said 40-to-50-mph winds and small hail might accompany the storms. Temperatures soared above 100 degrees Wednesday. Harford County announced that Harford County Public …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Harford County was hit with strong thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday morning.
UPDATED (11:55 p.m.)—Strong storms hit Harford County late Friday night and early Saturday morning, and about 3,500 BGE customers remained without power late Saturday night. As of 11:51 p.m., BGE reported 3,532 customers in Harford County remained without power, while another 6,795 had been restored since storm operations began around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. That's after 4,965 outages at 9:47 p.m., 4,800 outages at 2:51 p.m., 5,865 outages at 12:46 p.m., 5,955 customers waiting for restoration as of 10:36 a.m., and nearly 7,000 without power as of 9 a.m. With about a half-million customers impacted throughout the region, Gov. Martin O'Malley delcared a state of emergency Saturday. Arbutus Patch reported some outages may take days before …
Friday, June 1, 2012
A tornado watch lasted through 2 a.m. while flood warnings were in effect until midnight.
UPDATED (9:45 p.m.)—A string of heavy storms hit Harford County Friday evening, leaving power lines, branches and a collapsed building in its path of destruction. Trained weather spotters reported a tornado thunderstorm with a tornado near Bel Air around 6:07 p.m. and moving northeast at 15 miles per hour. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sterling, VA, however, had not confirmed a tornado as of 9:40 p.m. "We do not have any confirmations of tornados there," meteorologist Brian Lasorsa said of Harford County. "We’ll have to go survey tomorrow." Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, said some witnesses reported seeing rotation and a funnel cloud or tornado in the area of the most …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The cautions are in effect until 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.
Harford County has been issued warnings for a severe thunderstorm and flash flooding Thursday evening. The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 6:30 p.m. A flash flood warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m. Both warnings were issued shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday night's National Weather Service forecast: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Have photos of the storm? Upload them to the site.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Video from Monday night's storm.
It was unlike anything I have ever seen in my illustrious 24 years. Lightning sprawled across the black sky like a spider web. It sounds cliche until you watch the video. The best parts are near the end. It was part of Tornado Touchdown No. 2/3 in Harford County. I didn't get any tornado or funnel cloud footage, unlike the first two major storms this year, but the lightning should suffice. (The video has been edited only to eliminate gaps in the storm. It is not a continuous recording, but it has not been altered in any other way.) Add your own photos and videos.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Twitter comments in and around Harford County during Sunday's severe storm.
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- Brad Gerick
Monday, June 13, 2011
A couple thousand residents lost power when a severe storm passed through Harford County on Sunday. The National Weather Service said a funnel cloud may have formed in the Abingdon and Bel Air area. While Patch provided live updates and video, many local residents took to social media during the storm. Here are a series of Tweets sent out Sunday afternoon and night.