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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
Don Rush

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.

Forecast

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:

Don Rush

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.

 

Snow Headed Our Way

Jan 22, 2015
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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.

  

 

Don Rush

There’s a winter weather advisory through 1 p.m.

Today, there’s a 50 percent of snow and sleet otherwise expect highs in the upper 20’s with northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight, it should be mostly cloudy with the lows in the lower 20’s and north winds of 5 mph.

Tomorrow – Thursday – expect partly sunny skies with highes in the mid-30’s and west winds of around 5 mph.

Tomorrow night expect partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 20’s and west winds of 5 to 10 mph.

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It’s expected to be a white Thanksgiving causing travel delays in Delaware.

The forecast calls for up to 4 inches of snow in northern New Castle County by Wednesday from a nor’easter.

Also expect rain to continue into Wednesday with temperatures dropping into the low 30’s making for a busy evening commute.

Much of Delaware will awaken to at least an inch of snow accumulation while the eastern portion of Sussex County will see a bit less.

The most significant snowfall should hit northwest of the I-95 corridor.

Cold Front Moves In

Nov 12, 2014
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Get ready for a cold front.

By tonight the temperature is expected to drop 29 degrees from the daytime high of 64 degrees in northern Delaware.  

By Thursday, it will be colder with a nighttime low of 29 degrees in Wilmington.

It’s first cold blast of weather in the area since last spring.

Another cold front is expected to move through the area on Sunday night that will begin a seven day streak of colder temperatures with some sub-freezing nights.

If there is good news it is that Delawareans are not expected to see any amount of measurable snow.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware businesses and cities are stockpiling extra road salt after some exhausted supplies during last year's extra snowy season.

The Port of Wilmington will import about 350,000 metric tons of salt by year's end. And officials say the port is on pace to handle up to a million tons of salt to meet demands in Delaware, southern New Jersey and the five-county Philadelphia region.

That's compared to 250,000 tons that passed through the port last year.

Don Rush

Around 6 inches of snow fell on parts of Delaware last night.

6.3 inches Sussex County while northern New Castle County only saw a half inch.

To the south in Salisbury, there was around 3 inches, while Ocean City received one and a half inches. 

Meanwhile, in Accomack County snow accumulation was expected to be up to 4 inches.

Most of the major highways appear to have been cleared.

But, with temperatures hitting the upper 20’s and winds of up to 45 mph last night motorists are being warned to beware of icy road conditions.

Snow, Once Again

Mar 18, 2014
Don Rush

Delmarvans were once again digging themselves out of the snow yesterday and braving the slushy roads.

Monday brought 5 to 7 inches of snow in the Salisbury area bringing this season’s total to 18.5 inches.

In Sussex County as much 9 inches blanketed the region.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that none of this comes close to the 2009-2020 season that saw 40 inches of snow.            

Is it over?

The region has seen as much as 10 inches of snow in April but that was in 1915.

WASHINGTON (AP) - As temperatures dip to single digits around the mid-Atlantic a day after another snowstorm, schools and governments in the region remained closed or delayed opening.

Icy roads are still covered by snow in many areas and transportation officials are warning motorists to be careful.

Delmarvans were shoveling snow yesterday .

In Salisbury Delmarvans said they were tied of the snow:

Meanwhile, after the snow stopped falling Monday night, the roads remained icy and slippery, making conditions unsafe for drivers.

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The snow continues to fall across Delmarva.

But, so far, there has been no accumulation.

Officials warn that could change with an expected forecast of 1-t-2 inches today

Work crews with hundreds of plows from the Delaware Department of Transportation have been out since early this morning applying salt and sand on the roads.

DelDOT says it has enough salt stockpiled throughout the state.

13-thousand tons are normally used for a snow event of six inches.

Keeping the Salt

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It’s expected to be a snowy weekend in Delaware.

The national weather service says a new storm could bring 1 to 2 inches of snow across Delaware.

There’s a 30 percent chance of snow on Saturday with a 50 percent chance on Sunday.

Delmarva Power has restored nearly all of the customers who lost electricity two days ago when an ice storm hit trees and utility lines in Northern Delaware.

About 22,000 Maryland homes and businesses remain without power midday Friday, mostly in Frederick, Carroll and Baltimore counties.

Snow Days

Don Rush

Delmarvans were digging themselves out of the snow that hit the peninsula on Tuesday with most schools (WBOC) yesterday and today.

In Delaware there was 11.5 inches of snow in Greenville while in Newark it was 5.6 inches and in Laurel only on inch.   

On the Maryland Eastern Shore there was four inches snow At the Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport by late afternoon.

Further south on the Eastern Shore of Virginia saw around 3.5 inches.

Delmarvans Cope

Don Rush

Delmarvans are emerging from up to 10 inches of snow that struck the peninsula yesterday and into last night leaving behind single digit temperatures.

Most school systems are closed today on Delamrva.

Local and state government offices are closed while federal offices are expected to open up two hours late.

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When it snows the Delaware Department of Transportation is cleaning up the sidewalks along 238 miles of its roads.

And clearing out the snow this month along 70 miles its roadways cost the state $260-thousand.

Jim Westoff with DelDOT told the Wilmington News Journal that if the sidewalks were not cleaned off people would be put in danger by being forced to walk on the roadways.

The cleanup does not include the sidewalks in cities and towns which are excluded from the program.

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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.

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Delaware is bracing for some strong win, rain and snow as a messy nor’easter heads this way.

Delaware police say they expect that there will be hazardous road conditions and are advising motorists to drive carefully.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that forecasts for the northern part of the state call for 2 to 5 inches of snow by Saturday with an inch in the middle of Delaware.

Sussex County is only expected to see some rain.

Kent and Sussex counties are also under a coastal flood watch.

The homeless are flocking to shelters with the winter blast that promises to put more snow on the ground over the weekend.

Hope and Life Outreach took in 47 people over night.

Executive Director Celeste Savage told the Salisbury Daily Times that the south Boulevard shelter has bed for only 29 people but can expand to 80 with the addition of cots.

Meanwhile, the Community Emergency Shelter Project told the paper that they were expending a full house last night at this week’s host churches.