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7:33 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Most Environmentally Friendly Building Comes to Virginia Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is opening what it says is one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the world.

The Brock Environmental Center's grand opening is set for Friday in Virginia Beach.

The center near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay will be home to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's environmental education programs. The center will also provide space for other local conservation partners.

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10:36 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Rain Takes Toll on Delmarva

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Much of Delaware was drenched in rain yesterday and early this morning with three inches in some locations.

The heaviest showers hit New Castle County just before 10 p.m.

By early this morning just over 3 inches had been reported in Middletown and Blackbird.

Delaware got less rain than had parts of New Jersey and the Maryland Eastern Shore.

In Queen Anne’s county ten inches hit the towns of Queenstown and Grasonville.

WBOC reported that several roads were washed out.

In some places there was four feet of water in Grasonville.

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9:16 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Rain in Time for Corn Crop

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The recent rains have come in just in time for the corn on the Eastern Shore.

The US Department of Agriculture says the cold front bringing in scattered showers and temperatures in the 80’s later this week are good news for farmers.

And the rain comes just as the corn crop is “silking”, that is, preparing for pollination to create the kernels.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the USDA says in Delaware 68 percent of the crop is in excellent or good condition.

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11:35 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Wind and Rain Hit Delmarva

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

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

Emergency officials reported rescues of motorists stranded in high water and flooded roads were reported in low-lying areas including Annapolis' waterfront in Maryland, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia and along Rock Creek in Washington.

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8:31 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Severe Storm Hits Mid Atlantic Region

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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.

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9:10 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Maryland Officials Warn of Flooding, Downed Trees and Lots of Rain

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland officials are urging travelers to watch out for the possibility of flooding across the state in coming days.

State Highway Administrator Melinda Peters said Tuesday that Maryland may be in the path of several storms that have already caused damage in other states, so officials are tracking the storms carefully. The National Weather Service is forecasting the potential for flooding throughout the state.

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12:02 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Wind Chill to Hit Delmarva

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The cold weather is expected to be back on the Delmarva Peninsula.

On the Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore and south into Virginia a wind child advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for 1 a.m Tuesday running through noon tomorrow.

Wind chill values could hit minus 5 to 10 with west winds of up to 25 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.

Associated Press reports that Delaware officials are warning of dangerous driving conditions as temperatures drop and melting snow and rain freeze on roads.

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12:01 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Wind and Rain On The Way

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Get out the umbrellas.

Showers are expected to move into the region by late this afternoon.

And, by Thanksgiving Day Delawareans could have seen as much as 4 inches of rain.

Also there will be a wind advisory in the lower part of Delaware beginning around 10 p.m. tonight with gusts as high as 50 mph.

In northern Delaware this afternoon could see winds of up to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

By Thanksgiving a high pressure system is expected to bring sunny skies and breezy temperatures in the mid-to-upper 30’s.

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11:53 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Heavy Rains Hit Delmarva, Bus Kills Pedestrian

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It’s wet on the highways today with a crash that is causing major delays on the southbound Delaware route 1 south to Tybouts Corner.

The Wilmington News Journal is reporting that one lane is closed…with traffic moving around 8 mph.

Meanwhile, heavy rain has hit Delaware with DelDOT reporting flooding at the Delaware Route 1 and 1A junction in the Rehoboth Beach Area in addition to a serve road.

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8:24 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Weather Stalls Virginia Crops

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The rainy spring and early summer has stalled the cutting of hay and prevented tobacco plants from setting deep roots.

But cooperative extension agents say the wet weather hasn't been all bad. Extension crop and soil sciences agent Stephen Barts says the rain has been good for soybean and corn crops.

On the negative side, wheat cutting was lagging because rain and high humidity. The combination is bad for harvesting the grain.

The longer wheat remains in the field, grain's quality declines.

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10:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Wet June Threatens Crops

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It was the wettest June on record for Salisbury this year.

At the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport registered nearly 10 inches of rain.

In Downtown Salisbury it was higher at just over 11 inches.

June’s rainy weather included the impact of a derecho as well as remnants Tropical Storm Andrea.

All of this could threaten local crops that are already in the ground.

Those like cucumbers squashes and other vegetables are susceptible to mildew and other diseases.

And wheat kernals could also shrink after getting water soaked.

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8:21 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Essay: Rain Whispers

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It is said the  April showers bring May flowers. But, Delmarva Public Radio essayist George Merrill writes, if you listen closely you can here the rain whispers.

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