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Don Rush

With the winter weather ahead Delmarvans will be depending on forecasters more and more each day.  Delmarva Public Radio's Brian Shane has a look at forecasting and the impact of the changing weather on the peninsula.

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.

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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THERE'S A HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING.
    
TODAY -- PARTLY SUNNY. A 20% CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE. HIGHS IN THE MID 90'S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 107.

TONIGHT -- MOSTLY CLEAR. A 20% CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. HUMID WITH LOWS IN THE UPPER 70'S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 101 IN THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.
 

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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.

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