Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Forecasters, who originally predicted snowfall totals as high as a foot or more in some parts of the Baltimore area, are revising totals.
Schools were closed in preparation, but many residents and Patch readers are wondering—where's the snow? Forecasters, too, have been revising predictions as a low pressure system responsible moves north and takes the warmer temperatures with it. Here is what some Baltimore-area forecasters have been saying on Twitter over the past few days.
Monday, March 4, 2013
With most of Maryland under a winter storm watch, BGE brings on extra workers.
A winter storm could dump more than a foot of snow in central Maryland. From Tuesday evening to Wednesday night, a winter storm watch is in effect for Harford County and most of the state, according to the National Weather Service. During a winter storm watch, "there is a potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel," according the weather service. On Monday, the weather service also issued a small craft advisory on the Chesapeake Bay due to wind. It warned coastal flooding may occur Wednesday as the result of snow melt. "Snow accumulations are forecasted to reach between six to 15 inches," according to a news release from Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE). Wind gusts could get as strong as 50 mph during the storm, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The National Weather Service reports that the wintry mix is slated to begin after noon in Harford County.
Those planning to leave the office for lunch may want to stay indoors Friday. The National Weather Service predicts that rain and sleet are likely to start after noon. Snow and sleet accumulation are anticipated to be less than half an inch, with temperatures near 39, according to the weather agency. The rain and snow are expected to return after midnight, and a precipitation amount of less than a tenth of an inch is possible. Follow HarfordCoPatch on Twitter. Contact email@example.com with any news tips.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A wintry mix is predicted for Thursday night.
Winter storm Nemo may be pounding the New York City area with 30 inches of snow, but Harford County residents are in for much milder winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for central Maryland, the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, northern Virginia and D.C. The outlook warns of a possible light wintry mix and freezing rain. Rain that may be mixed with snow and sleet is expected to fall Thursday night, and will turn to all rain after 4 a.m. Friday, according to the weather agency. Temperatures are predicted to range from a low around 34 to a high near 39. A light layer of ice from freezing rain is possible, especially near the Mason-Dixon line, the National Weather Service warns. Rain is …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Snow started falling steadily Friday afternoon. Let us see how much has fallen near you.
Snow started falling fast across Harford County around 3 p.m. Friday, prompting schools to dismiss two hours early. Within an hour, a thin layer of white covered side roads and parked cars. Two Bel Air girls took advantage of the early start to the weekend with a snowball fight. How are you weathering the snow? Leave a comment or share your photos.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
An accident caused downed wires in the Bel Air area Wednesday afternoon.
A snow plow hit two utility poles near the Harford County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon, closing Rock Spring Road to traffic, fire officials say. Shortly before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a truck plowing snow in the area on Rock Spring Road, or MD Route 924, hit two utility poles, knocking down wires in the area, according to a Facebook post from Harford Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner. No injuries were reported, but the roadway was closed to traffic because of the wires, the post states.
One of the first snows of the season hit Harford when schools weren't in session.
While Harford County didn't quite have a "White Christmas," snow steadily fell both the day before and the day after. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, you're sure to notice the coat of snow on the ground. Did you happen to snap a picture of a snow-covered scene? Share it with your neighbors by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
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 …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
What's with the warm temperatures and what's the impact?
No, you didn't sleep all the way through to April. It's actually in the high 60s in the end of January. Forecaster Heather Sheffield at the National Weather Service's office in Sterling, VA, said the high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday in the Baltimore area are due to a high pressure system off the East Coast. But before you go trading snowshoes for skateboards, Sheffield said, expect a cold front to put a damper on those plans, with a 40 percent chance of rain by Wednesday night and a 70 percent chance of rain on Thursday. Temperatures, however, will only go as low as 34 degrees on Friday night, according to the NWS forecast. Temperatures have been mild all winter, and snow has been light. On average, Baltimore sees 18.2 inches of …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
A wintry mix fell over Harford County late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Last night's storm brought more ice than snow, but for some locals it's still exciting to see some winter weather. All Harford County Parks & Recreation facilities will be closed on Saturday, and all Harford County Public Schools activities scheduled for Saturday have been canceled. If you're outside enjoying the weather, snap a photo and share it on Patch.