National Weather Service

A Hot Week for Delmarva

Aug 18, 2015

Delmarva is facing yet another heat wave.

The temperatures are expected to reach the 80’s but with a high pressure area it will feel much more like the 90’s.

In addition, the National Weather Service told the Wilmington News Journal that there will be some warm humid air coming up from the south.

The temperatures in Salisbury will remain high while Ocean City and along the Delmarva coast it will seem a bit cooler with the Atlantic Ocean air.

By Friday night expect a cold front to move in bringing temperatures down to the low 80’s.

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The clouds were active yesterday new Tangier where a number of waterspouts were seen on the Chesapeake Bay.

There were 911 calls around mid-morning on the western side of the island.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that resident Anna Pruitt-Parks said she saw four funnel clouds.

The National Weather Service says a series of thunderstorms in expected in the mid-Atlantic region that could bring hail and a few tornadoes.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - It may be the first day of spring, but the mid-Atlantic region is getting another round of winter weather.
The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories in effect through Friday afternoon from western Maryland to northern Delaware and in some Washington suburbs.
The weather service says snow accumulation by 8:30 a.m. ranged from a trace near nation's capital to 3 inches in Frostburg, Maryland.
The snow is expected to turn to rain in the afternoon.

Don Rush

The snow is coming down.And forecasters say we should expect 4 to 6 inches of accumulation with the heaviest in Accomack County.

The Maryland Lower Shore is expected to get up to 3 to 4 inches while Sussex County could see up to 3 inches.

There’s also a winter storm warning in effect until around 4 p.m. this afternoon.

Temperatures should remain in the upper 20’s with some north winds of 20 mph.

The Maryland State Highway Administration is warning travelers to be cautious especially with freezing condictions on bridges, overpasses and at intersections.  

Snow: Not Quite As Bad As Predicted

Jan 27, 2015

Delmarva got off easy as the great snow storm of 2015 turned out to be – not so great.

Forecasters had originally expected 1 to 3 feet of snow in New York and the Northeast.

Now, those numbers have been downgraded to perhaps 2 feet in Boston and Rhode Island while New York was expected to see 10 to 20 inches and New Jersey was looking at 6 inches.

Here in the Salisbury area residents had braced for something bigger.


Big Snow Expected (Update)

Jan 26, 2015
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On Delmarva winter appears to have finally arrived.

The region should expect snow to begin falling sometime tonight and could run through Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning at 10 p.m. tonight on the Maryland Lower Shore.

It's expected to see 2 to 4 inches of snow

The Maryland State Highway Administration will not be able to pre-treat roads until the rain turns to snow this evening.

More that 60 crews are standing by for the Lower Shore.

Snow Headed Our Way

Jan 22, 2015

Get ready for the snow.

Northern Delaware is expected to see a wintry mix of rain and sleet beginning Friday night and into Saturday with an expected two to five inches.

There should be less in the Kent and Sussex counties.

The National Weather Service says that storm is expected to dump the heaviest snow of the season reaching from the Mid-Atlantic region into the Northeast.

The Southwest and Texas have already seen snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory f0r northern Delmarva that should be in effect until 4 p.m.


This afternoon it should be cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow flurries. Otherwise expect the highs to reach the upper 30’s with southeast winds of 5 mph.

Tonight it should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20’s. Expect northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph.


Coastal Flood Advisory for Lower Shore

Oct 7, 2014
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There’s a coastal flood advisory from 11 a.m. this morning through 5 p.m. this afternoon on the Lower Shore.

The counties include Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset.

The National Weather Service says that the flooding in the low lying areas is the result of onshore winds and high tides.

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REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) - Beach patrol officials in Delaware and Maryland are warning late-summer beachgoers of dangerous rip currents.

While Hurricane Cristobal is expected to stay well off the East Coast, it has been generating life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

The National Weather Service said there would be a high risk of dangerous rip currents along Delaware beaches Wednesday.

Flash Flood Watch

Jul 15, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through 6 a.m. tomorrow for Kent, and Sussex counties in Delaware as well as Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland.

Tomorrow expect 1-to-3 inches of rain that could cause the creeks and streams to overflow their banks and flood low lying areas.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A storm bringing heavy rain and flooding is complicating travel and knocking out power in the mid-Atlantic region.

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches and warnings around the region through Friday afternoon.

Transportation officials around the region are closing flooded roads as heavy rains move through early Friday and emergency officials are reporting rescues of motorists stranded in high water.

The Maryland Transit Administration is suspending service on MARC's Brunswick line because of trees on the track.

Even as Delawareans dust themselves off after another snow storm the National Weather Service is predicting a bigger snow threat this weekend.

AccuWeather meteorologist Alan Reppert told the Wilmington News Journal that it it could be the worst this winter combining two storms coming in from the Midwest and another from the Southeast.

The National Weather Service says it is still too early to predict the amount of accumulation for this weekend.

The snow is coming.

And Delmarvans are hunkering down with the National Weather Service issuing a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. tomorrow.

At the moment…officials expect a snow accumulation of 4-10 inches especially in Delaware making some roads impassable.

There’s also a wind child advisory for Kent, Sussex, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties from 1 to 11 am tomorrow.

Wind child value could reach minus 10…which can cause frostbite and even hypothermia.

On the Lower Shore winds could reach up to 25 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph.


The National Weather Service is warning of a powerful line of gigantic thunderstorms that are rolling out of the Mid-West and are expected to hit Maryland and packing some hail lightning and tree-toppling winds.

They’re called a derecho with winds that could span 240 miles.

The storms are likely to generate tornados and cause power outages followed by oppressive heat.

Meteorologist Mitchell Gaines, National Weather Service:

The National Weather Service (WBOC) has issued a Red Flag Warning for Queen Anne’s And Kent Counties due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels.

Authorities warn this could lead to fires that quickly develop and get out of control.

The warning runs until 8 pm tonight.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Weather Service says the snow has stopped in the Washington region, with some areas seeing just a trace of snow and other spots getting more.

The National Weather Service meteorologist Heather Sheffield said Monday afternoon that Reagan National Airport got a trace amount of snow while .8 inches were reported at Washington Dulles International Airport. Prince William County and surrounding counties got about one to two inches.

The weather service says the snow moved out of the area after about 8:30 a.m.

 The National Weather Service is warning of dangerously hot temperatures this afternoon with a high of 89 and a heat index in the mid-90’s.

For New Castle County there’s an excessive heat warning in effect through 7 pm tonight.

There is also a chance of some thunderstorms by 4 pm this afternoon.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration suggestions range from drinking plenty of water and staying out of the sun to checking up on relatives and neighbors and remaining in an air conditioned room.