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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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.

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.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service in Blacksburg says a tornado that carved a path through Appomattox County on Wednesday had estimated winds of up to 165 mph.

Meteorologists on Thursday rated the twister an EF3 and said it was on the ground for 13 miles, damaging more than 100 homes. Its width was 400 yards.

Appomattox County was among three localities that sustained the greatest damage from Wednesday's series of twisters that raked the state. It also recorded one death.

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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.

Firefly Music Festival Makes History

Jun 22, 2015
Angela Byrd

Despite the downpour, high winds and lightning the  Firefly Music Festival saw some 90-thousand show up for the event.

After the weather shutdown the music festival’s acts around 10 p.m. Saturday night by Sunday morning the sun had come out and the fans came streaming in.

Saturday’s cancelation saw at least six acts including the Kings of Leon who did not make it to the stage.

On Friday, former Beatle Paul McCartney headlined the evening playing for some three hours.

Don Rush

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials say very low temperatures and packed snow and ice are making it tough to plow roads in the state.
Officials say all crews are still on the job Friday and their goal remains clearing primary and some secondary roads, a day after a snowstorm dumped a half a foot of snow in some areas.

The heaviest snowfall in Delaware occurred in Greenville at 7 and a half inches and in Hockesson at 6 and a half inches.

Dover received just over 5 inches while Bethany Beach got just shy of 3 inches.

Making Up the Snow Days

Feb 27, 2015
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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - School districts on Maryland's Eastern Shore are facing some tough decisions about how to make up snow days after two weeks of winter weather have thrown off the academic calendar.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports Wicomico schools may have the hardest decision because its schedule does not include extra days for school being canceled due to the weather.

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.


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

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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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.

Flash Flood Watch

Jul 15, 2014

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Winter Storm Warning

Jan 28, 2014

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.

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.

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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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.

Wind and Rain On The Way

Nov 26, 2013
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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.

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.

Don Rush

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.


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.


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:


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.


Storm Hits Delmarva

Aug 27, 2012
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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.