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Snow Coming Tonight

Jan 3, 2018
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The first major snow storm of the year for Delmarva is expected to hit tonight.

There will be winter storm watch for Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester and Dorchester counties beginning at 6 p.m. and running through tomorrow night.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that forecasters expect from 3 to 6 inches of snow.

In the Virginia counties of Accomack and Northampton accumulation is expected to be up to 5 inches.

Turning to Delaware Sussex County and the state beaches are expected to get from 4 to 6 inches of snow.

Snow is Coming

Jan 2, 2018
Don Rush

Delmarva is expecting its first big snow storm this week.

Come tomorrow night a winter storm warning will be in effect for Somerset and Wicomico counties as well as the inland Worcester and Dorchester Counties.

Expect from 3 to 6 inches of the white stuff.

Meanwhile, inland Sussex County as well as the Delware beaches could also see 3 to 6 inches.

To the south Accomack and Northampton counties in Virginia could see up to 5 inches.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that residents should expect to see strong winds driving down wind chill values.

Don Rush

It was a snowy weekend.

Estimates of accumulation range from up to 6 inches in Salisbury and Delmar to 4 inches in Pittsville and Dorchester County Friday through Saturday.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports there were several power outages in the region but Delmarva Power reports they were able to quickly respond.

The Salisbury Police Department reported 10 snow related motor vehicle crashes.

In Delaware Sussex County saw the most snow with up to 6 inches over the weekend.

There Could Be Snow

Dec 6, 2017
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Delmarva could be seeing some snow.

With cold weather setting in forecasters are now predicting a 30 percent chance of snow or rain on Friday.

The National Weather Service also says there is a 50 percent chance of rain or snow on Friday night.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that forecasters say there’s still a lot of uncertainty as to weather a storm could get close enough to the region.

However, no accumulation is expected at this point.

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There’s a high wind advisory for Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Accomack Counties until 6 p.m. tonight.

For Kent, Sussex, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties the advisory extends until 8 p.m.

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This week’s snow storm wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

But the combination of wind and ice caused 33-thousand New Castle County homes to lose power.

Authorities say residents should expect to see some continuing power outages along with icy roads.

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As the rain and snow descend on Delmarva some 30-thousand residents are now without power in New Castle County.

Some of those outages are not expected to be restored until this afternoon.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the storm may be less than predicted.

Forecasters are now saying there could be from 1 to 3 inches instead of predicted 8 to 12 inches.

Roads were reported to be pretty clear with the sleet and rain washing away the snow.

Storm Hits Delmarva

Mar 14, 2017
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There is a high wind warning in effort for Sussex County until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

For Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, a wind advisory is in effect until 1 p.m.

Also be mindful of a coastal flood warning until 3 p.m. for Kent and Sussex Counties.

There a winter weather advisory for Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline Counties until 4 p.m.

In northern Delaware forecasters say that over 2 inches of snow has already fallen overnight and is expected throughout the day.

They expect up to 12 inches in New Castle diminishing further south.

Snow Set to Hit Delmarva

Mar 13, 2017
Don Rush

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Sussex and Sussex Counties through 11 a.m. with and coastal flood advisory in effect through 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, a winter weather advisory has been issued for Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland for this evening starting at 8 p.m. and running through 4 p.m. tomorrow.

For northern Delaware forecasters expect somewhere between 8 and 12 inches of snow beginning tonight.

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Strong winds swept across Delmarva yesterday with some gusts of up to 50 mph along with a couple of inches of snow in in Hockessin and Greenville.

The winds took their toll on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel when a tractor-trailer plummeted into the cold waters below.

The driver 47 year-old Joseph Chen from North Carolina was rescued but later died.

In northern Delaware there were gusts of up to 40 mph in the Delaware Bay with traces of snow along the coast.

Dover and Lewes also saw some snow but there was little accumulation.

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The snow should be tapering off this afternoon in Delaware with snow accumulation expected to be around 3 inches in New Castle County and 2 inches in Kent County.

Snow fall around Hockessin and Greenville has so far reached the 2 inch mark, the highest in the state so far.

Snow also fell even in Dover and Lewes with little accumulation.

Many schools in northern Delaware were also closed today.

There’s also a wind advisory in effect for Kent, Sussex, Queen Annes, Talbot and Caroline counties until 6 p.m. with speeds of up to 35 mph.

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