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Winter Weather is Coming

Nov 22, 2016
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MCHENRY, Md. (AP) - The season's first blast of wintry weather has left a light layer of snow on the mountains of far western Maryland.

The National Weather Service reports that two and a half inches of snow fell in the higher elevations of Garrett County from Sunday into Monday morning.

Maryland State Police in McHenry lifted a snow emergency plan Monday morning. The plan went into effect early Sunday.

A live video feed on the website of the Wisp Resort in McHenry shows snow covering the landscape.

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The clock is ticking down for this year’s legislative session in Delaware at the end of June.

The lawmakers are facing a $32 million reduction in funding for capital projects as well as non-profits and charities from the forecast at the beginning of the year.

So they will have to decide which capital improvement projects will get state money that range from construction to infrastructure.

Under the Grand-in-Aid legislation they must choose which charities and non-profits will get funding from the Grant-in-Aid bill.

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There could be some snow in Delmarva’s future.

The National Weather Service says a cold front is moving into the Northeast area this weekend and could bring up to 3 inches in Delaware.

Further north it could be as high as 12 inches.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that forecasters say the chances for the white stuff is 50 percent.

The snow could come as early as Saturday night and last until Monday morning.

The temperatures are also expected to drop into the 40’s over the weekend. 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland highway officials are asking drivers to stay off the roads early Friday morning with snow in the forecast.

The State Highway Administration says snow is expected to be falling during rush hour. Administrator Gregory Johnson says that's "the worst possible scenario" because commuters and salt trucks are on the roads at the same time.

Officials say the snow is expected to change to rain by mid-morning and drivers should try to delay travel until then.

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While there was some treacherous road conditions in Delaware yesterday the total number of accidents were lower than expected.

Sussex County police said they saw 50 with damage to the vehicle and only one injury.

WBOC reports that most of these occurred between 8 a.m. and noon.

Delaware State Police say most of this was due to the holiday on Monday.

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There was a blanket of snow on the ground as Delmarvans got up to greet President’s Day.

The area was expected to be hit with 2-t0-4 inches of snow.

There’s a snow emergency in place for Worcester and Somerset Counties.

All vehicles have to have either snow chains or snow tires.

There’s also a ban on all parking for the snow emergency routes.

A winter weather advisory is still in effect for Sussex County through 4 p.m. this afternoon.

The region expects the snow to turn to rain later on in the day.

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Delmarvans woke up to some snow on the ground which is expected to be anywhere from 2 to 4 inches.

The wind chill factor has reached the single digits over the last few days.

Delaware motorists are warned that bridges and the overpasses will freeze before the roadways and are urged to use caution.

Also in the First State there’s a winter weather advisory in effect until 4 p.m. for Kent and Sussex Counties.

In New Castle the advisory runs through 10 a.m. this morning.

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The Virginia Eastern Shore schools are closing early this afternoon as a cold snap moves into the region.

Northampton schools will close at 1 p.m. while Accomack County schools will shut their doors two hours early with no after school activities.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that light snow is expected for the lower Eastern Shore as well at Virginia.

Northern Delaware is also set to see low temperatures.

Lows tomorrow are expected to hit single digits.

And the wind chill factor is expected to be around zero.  

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Winter storm and coastal flood warnings have been issued for Delaware as a winter storm bears down on the mid-Atlantic region.

The storm warning took effect at midnight and remains in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

On the mid-shore this includes Kent Counties in both Maryland and Delaware as well as Queen Annie’s County.

The coastal flood warning is in effect through noon today, with moderate to minor flooding during this morning's high tide.

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There was a light dusting of snow this morning but less than expected with the winter weather advisory ending early at 10 a.m.

Many local schools closed before the snowfall including the tri-county area of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset County as well as in Delaware. 

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that there was as much as 1 to 3 inches of snow.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 30's today, inching up into the 40's during the weekend.

Travelers are advised to be aware of ice and slush.

Don Rush

There was lots of snow this weekend with the highest amount winding up in Kent County Delaware at 16 inches.

In the southern portion of the state around 4 inches.

In Cambridge, the snow registered 13 inches.

Here in Salisbury it was 4.8 inches deep. Residents told Delmarva Public Radio’s Nathaniel Williamson they were relieved at it wasn’t more.

On Wallops Island the snow was around 5.2 inches.

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Gov. Jack Markell has lifted Delaware's state of emergency and driving warning.

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With the oncoming snow storm Maryland and Virginia have declared a state of emergency as Delaware Governor Jack Markell urges residents to prepare for the winter blast.

Delaware is expected to be hit the hardest on Delmarva with up to 8 inches in Sussex County while in Salisbury the snow is expected to be 2 to 4 inches deep.

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The National Weather Service has declared a blizzard watch for New Castle and Kent counties, while Sussex County is under a winter storm watch.

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has issued a state of emergency ahead of an upcoming winter storm that threatens to bring heavy snowfall to the Washington area and the Northeast.
 
Thursday's declaration authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in response to the storm, which is expected to dump up to 2 feet of snow in parts of the state and bring strong winds.
 
McAuliffe says in a statement that residents should "take the threat of this storm seriously." He says that includes travel disruptions and possible power outages.
 

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Brace for a blast of snow from a nor'easter at week's end with the potential for significant snowfall.

The National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center warns of heavy, "perhaps crippling" snow across the northern mid-Atlantic region including Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.

On Wednesday, the weather service issued blizzard and winter storm watches for parts of Maryland, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia. The watches start as early as Thursday and stretch into Saturday.

More Snow on the Way

Jan 19, 2016
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The snow may be melting from the weekend but the National Weather Service says to expect the snow to return by Thursday night.

The outlook calls for hazardous weather conditions in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties and the Eastern Shore of Virginia from Thursday through Saturday.

Sussex County is also expected to be under hazardous weather conditions northward.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Friday afternoon is expected to turn into a mix of snow and rain.

Snow Lingers in Region

Jan 19, 2016
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There was a blanket of snow on the ground for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday.

Shovels and scrapers were out in force as people swept off driveways and cleaned windshields.

Despite the few inches the region received the frigid temperatures eased with the day’s sunlight.

WBOC reports that the road conditions were manageable with crews salting Salisbury’s seven snow emergency routes on Sunday afternoon.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Transportation says it's stocked up with supplies to clear the state's highways when it snows this winter.

The department has more than 657,000 tons of salt, sand and treated abrasives on hand. It also has 1.7 million gallons of liquid calcium chloride and salt brine.

More than 13,000 pieces of snow-removal equipment stand at the ready. That includes something new this year - four trucks in the Staunton area equipped with wing plows, which have a front blade and a side blade and can do the job of two traditional plows.

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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.
 

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Governor Larry Hogan is urging Maryland residents to stay off the roads today.

10 inches of snow expected in the northern, central and western parts of the state and up to 3 inches of snow are expected to blanket southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

Meanwhile, Governor Jack Markell warns that roads may have been clear during the morning rush hour but that heavy midday snowfall could mean a tough afternoon drive.

Markell is suggesting that drivers stay off the roads to allow the crews to clear the snow.

Snow on the Way

Mar 4, 2015
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Delaware, get ready for some more snow.

A new forecast says that there could be up 9 inches in some parts.

School district began cancelling their after-school activities and events yesterday afternoon.

Delaware crews are preparing snow plows and readying themselves to spread salt on the roads for tomorrow when the storm hits.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says the salt supply is in good supply but warns motorists to be cautious.

They should especially look out for slick areas.

Don Rush

The roads are slick and the weather is cold as Delmarvans begin to venture out this morning.

There’s only a slight chance of snow this afternoon.

Low temperatures have left some icy roads so motorists should be cautious.

But the Delaware Department of Transportation has had work crews out putting down salt to fight the freezing conditions.

At a Royal Farms in Salisbury motorists said the roads weren’t too bad as the snow came down yesterday:

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.  

The Snow is Falling

Feb 26, 2015
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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 on bridges, overpasses and at intersections.  

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More snow is on the way.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at 10 p.m. tonight and ending 1 p.m. Thrusday.

Accomack County is expected to get 2-to-5 inches while the Maryland Lower Shore could see 2-to-3 inches.

In Sussex County there is an expectation of 1-to-3 inches.

And, expect more school delays and closings as Delmarva braces for another blanket of snow.

Law enforcement officials are warning to be careful with county roads expected to be slick.

Record Lows Expected

Feb 19, 2015
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Delmarva is bracing for record lows as we head out of this week’s snow storm.

Accomack, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties are looking at a wind chill warning through tomorrow.

And while today is expected to have a high of around 19 degrees tomorrow morning should see a low of 3 degrees.

There’s a possibility of some snow slurries turning into rain on Saturday night.

By Sunday the temperatures should be warming up.

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There’s a wind child advisory in effect until noon Friday.

Don Rush

Delmarvans began digging themselves out of this week’s snow storm.

In Salisbury stretching down to Snow Hill residents saw as much as 8 inches of the white stuff.

Ocean city saw 7 inches.

The Crisfield and Parsonsburg and Laurel areas saw around 6 inches.

And, up in Lewes and Bethany Beach there was 5 inches of snow.

Delmarvans Out and About

The snow fall ended around mid-morning when motorists stopped by a local gas station in Salisbury:

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Snow has swept across Delmarva bringing as much as 6 inches to some parts of the region.

Schools have been closed and government offices have shut their doors as residents begin to assess the damage.

Stockley, Delaware received 6 inches of snow while Millsboro experienced 4.7 inches.

New Castle saw got 2.2 inches while Greenville received 2.6 inches.  

DART First State has suspended its fixed route, flex service and paratransit service.

Snow: On The Way

Feb 16, 2015
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The snow is coming to Delmarva.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. to noon Tuesday.

Highs today around 20 degrees with northwest winds 5 to 10 MPH.

Forecasters now expect anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of snow on the peninsula between tonight and tomorrow morning.

The bulk of the white stuff should fall between 7 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. tomorrow.

In Delaware Code Purple shelters were already seeing people crowding in from the cold.

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.

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The snow is coming, again.

The National Weather Service is expected 2-to-3 inches of snow to blanket parts of Delaware through midnight on Saturday.

For the Wilmington area the snow is expected to begin tomorrow evening and continue overnight.

During the day on Saturday residents and travelers should expect the precipitation should shift to sleet and rain.

Further south in Sussex County there could be as much as an inch of snow accumulation.

 

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