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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
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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.


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.

Don Rush

There's a winter weather advisory in effect until 10 a.m.

Today -- Mostly cloudy. 80% chance of snow. Little or no accumulation. Highs in the upper 30's. Northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph. with gusts of up to 25 mph.

Tonight -- Partly cloudy. Lows in the Upper 20's. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20's. West winds of 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow -- Partly Sunny and breezy. Highs in the lower 50's. Highs in the lower 50's. Southwest winds of 15 to 20 mph. with gusts of up to 30 mph.

Don Rush

Snow hit the peninsula this weekend with over a foot in some areas.

Ocean View saw around 13 inches with Lewes, Delaware getting 10 inches.

In Salisbury and Snow Hill there was 9 top 10 inches of snow.

Up in Delaware it ranged from Dover with 3 and a half inches and Smyrna with 6 inches to 9.4 inches in in Selbyville.

Governor Jack Markell lifted the state of emergency after Saturday’s winter storm and the Delaware Department of Transportation made good progress in clearing off the roads.

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Snow is expected on Delmarva.

Last night around an inch of snow fell across northern Delaware but did not appear to cause any school closings.

And there was only minor accumulation.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Southern Delmarva that includes Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties in Maryland as well as Accomack County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

There is expected to be snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches on Delmarva with 6 to 12 inches for Virginia overall.

Snow Is Coming

Jan 5, 2017
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Officials in Delaware and pre-treating the roads in advance of possible snow.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says that crews began spraying roads and bridges with a salt and water mixture Wednesday and will continue Thursday.

Officials said in a statement that the solution, called brine, can be effective up to five days after being applied. Officials say the salt minimizes and delays the accumulation of snow or ice on roads and bridges.

Officials say snowfall of up to three inches is possible Thursday night into Friday morning.

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.