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1:05 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Beware of Traffic and Weather This Thanksgiving

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This Thanksgiving expect to see some rain and wind before the holiday is all over.

If you’re traveling on Wednesday there should be delays as a powerful storm is about to bring more snow, rain and wind to the Northeast.

On Tuesday night Delmarva expects some sogginess and cold with 1.5 inches of rain and the lows dropping below freezing by Wednesday.

The storm is expected to hit some of the nation’s biggest airports including LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Philadelphia.

Some expect this to be the busiest air travel day in seven years.

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10:53 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Flash Flood Watch

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through 6 a.m. tomorrow for Kent, and Sussex counties in Delaware as well as Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland.

Tomorrow expect 1-to-3 inches of rain that could cause the creeks and streams to overflow their banks and flood low lying areas.

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12:19 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Flash Flood Watch for Northern Delaware

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There will be a flash flood watch for northern Delaware starting at noon today and running through tomorrow evening.

This includes New Castle County as well as Cecil County in Maryland.

The cold front moving in from the northwest could bring heavy rainfall of up to 1 to 3 inches.

Showers and thunderstorms were expected to to bring some gusty winds.

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8:39 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Tropical Storm Arthur to Hit Delmarva

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You might want to make some alternative plans for July 4th.

Tropical storm Arthur will be bringing 1 to 2 inches of rain to Delmarva by Thursday just in time for Independence Day. 

The effect of the storm will be more limited because its center is expected to stay offshore.

And when the fireworks are set to go off meteorologist Scott Minnick told the Salisbury Daily Times that Friday night should be drier.

In Ocean City town spokeswoman Jessica Water told the paper that the storm should have very little impact on the coastal resort.

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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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10:51 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Delmarva Hit by Another Storm

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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9:45 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Winter Storm Warning

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Accomack County and a winter advisory for Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester and Sussex counties for tonight through Wednesday morning.

The heaviest snow fall is expected in southern Worcester and Somerset Counties and all of Accomack County in Virginia with an expected 6 inches of snow.

In Delaware Sussex County is expected to get 2-to-4 inches of snow beginning at around 5 p.m. tonight…through early Wednesday.  

The heaviest snow in Sussex Couty is expected in the southern and eastern section.

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11:50 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Authorities Warn Motorists of Icy Road Conditions

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Motorists are being urged to drive carefully with near freezing weather causing icy road conditions.

Three have been dozens of crash reported across Delaware with most of them caused by drivers losing control and spinning off the road.

The National Weather Service has pushed its freezing rain advisory to 1 p.m. but adds that motorist should expect some sleet.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Delmarva Power has reported 120 customers without power in the Blackbird Station Road area near Townsend.

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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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9:51 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Storm Casts Cloud Over Thanksgiving Holiday Travel (Update)

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Expect rain and more rain today with wind advisories for Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and gusts of up to 50 mph.

Forecasters expect up to four inches of rain in the region with street flooding possible in northern Delaware and minor coastal flooding this morning’s high tide along the Upper Bay the Delaware Bay and the tidal Delaware river.

There are reports of moderate flooding along the Christina River at Cooch's Bridge in New Castle County, Del. The river was forecast to crest Wednesday morning near 11.9 feet. That's 1.4 feet above flood stage.

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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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9:24 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Heat Wave Hits Delmarva This Week

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Get set for a heat wave.

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90’s with some areas this week seeing a heat index of 100 or more.

In addition, humidity is also expected to make the week feel uncomfortable with dew points in the 70’s.

This could make it unsafe for some vulnerable residents.

The highs this week should move into the 90 degree range through Friday with the potential for authorities to declare a heat emergency.

That could result in opening up cooling stations and taking other measures to help those in need of relief.

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11:53 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Heavy Rains Hit Delmarva, Bus Kills Pedestrian

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Heavy Rain

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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9:52 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Monitoring Weather in Maryland

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With the changing weather patterns and last year’s Hurricane Sandy the U.S. government is making an investment in Maryland to monitor this climate change.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.

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12:03 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

"Derecho" Storm Heading from Mid-West

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The National Weather Service is warning of a powerful line of gigantic thunderstorms that are rolling out of the Mid-West and are expected to hit Maryland and packing some hail lightning and tree-toppling winds.

They’re called a derecho with winds that could span 240 miles.

The storms are likely to generate tornados and cause power outages followed by oppressive heat.

Meteorologist Mitchell Gaines, National Weather Service:

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10:06 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Tornadoes: 1 in New Castle County, 3 in Maryland (Update)

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Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in New Castle County.

Jim Bunker, observing program leader with the Weather Service office in Mount Holly, N.J., said Tuesday that an EF0 tornado touched down about 4:45 p.m. Monday near Newark.

EF0 is the lowest indicator on the tornado scale. Such a tornado has winds of up to 85 mph.

No injuries were reported, but dozens of homes were damaged, trees were uprooted, and power lines were downed.

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9:22 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Storm Hits Delmarva

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DELAWARE


The southeastern part of Sussex County got the brunt of heavy rains over the weekend.


The heavy downpour hit Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk the hardest and backed up its storm drain under 7 inches of rain.


That also resulted in flooding of the underground garage at Brighton Suites.


Another five inches poured down on the Sussex County Airport near Gerogetown.


Lightning strikes from the weekend storms caused at least 7 house fires just within one day in Sussex County resulting in $1 million in damage.

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