Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The tornado watch & flood advisories cover much of Maryland Wednesday night into Thursday.
(Update 8:00 p.m.)—The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 10 Maryland counties. Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Carroll, Harford Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties were listed on the weather site's alert. The watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday. Harford, Carroll, Howard, Northern Baltimore, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, and South Baltimore are under flood advisories until 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm warning is also in effect until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for Baltimore City, and Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Approximately two inches of rainfall is expected tonight—much of it …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
AccuWeather is warning of a storm possibly bringing snow, power outages and coastal flooding next week.
A "substantial" winter storm could blow its way through Maryland by the middle of next week, according to the weather website AccuWeather. The website’s current forecast predicts a potential for rain that could turn into snow, with coastal flooding and power outages. “While the details are still uncertain, a larger, slower-moving and more powerful storm could slam the mid-Atlantic and New England with heavy precipitation, strong winds and above-normal tides Tuesday (Dec. 18) into Thursday (Dec. 20),” according to an email from AccuWeather. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a chance of rain through the early part of next week, but doesn’t currently predict any snow for the area.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey a couple of hours ago and Marylanders can expect heavy rain and strong winds for the next 12 hours.
The eye of Hurricane Sandy is making its way through the upper Chesapeake Bay and 280,000 Maryland residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday night. The storm made landfall near Cape May, New Jersey, earlier Monday night, according to meteorologist Ken Wedelski of the National Weather Service. It is moving on a north/northwest course but is slowing down, moving at about 23 mph. About half of the citizens in Cecil and Harford counties are without power. Rain and strong winds will continue in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Blizzard warnings are in effect for Western Maryland and tidal flooding is expected, Wedelski said at MEMA headquarters in Reisterstown during the governor’s 9:30 p.m. press conference. “The next 12 …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy winds with gusts as strong as 40 mph.
Tuesday's severe weather forecast caused Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) officials to cancel all after-school activities, including five back-to-school nights. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a coastal flooding advisory Tuesday morning due to anticipated rain and wind gusts that could reach 40 mph. The closing affects all after-school sports events, band practices, rehearsals and the like. Parents with children in after-school day care should check with corresponding agencies to learn of any closings, AACPS officials said. Five back-to-school nights were scheduled for Tuesday night:
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Potentially damaging winds and hail could be coming to Anne Arundel County Tuesday night.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for a large portion of Maryland, including Anne Arundel County and the surrounding area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Strong winds and possibly large hail in the forecast. The service said showers and thunderstorms will develop later Tuesday afternoon due to a slow-moving cold front. Some storms will be severe and capable of producing damaging winds gusts and possibly large hail, according to the NWS. A small craft advisory is in effect through 11 a.m. Wednesday. A heat advisory is possible for Thursday with a possible 105 degree heat index and severe thunderstorms are also possible on Thursday, according to the NWS.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The National Weather Service said heavy rain and localized flash flooding could be on its way following Saturday morning's thunderstorm.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather warning Saturday morning that will remain in effect throughout the weekend for Maryland towns on and around the Chesapeake Bay. Counties alerted in the warning included Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s and southern Baltimore, according to the NWS. The release said heavy rain beginning at 8:07 a.m. Saturday was especially hazardous for waterfront communities and specifically mentioned Edgewater, the Naval Academy, the Rhode River and more. The storm was moving 15 mph with its southern-most parts covering southern Anne Arundel County. “Rainfall accumulation of up to one and a half inches will be possible in less than an a hour. Heavy rain with this show will reduce …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
National Weather Service says flood prone areas on the western shore likely to see high water.
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory, in effect from 4 p.m. on Tuesday until 2 a.m. on Wednesday. If your home or business is located in a flood-prone area, please take the necessary precautions. High winds combined with a tidal anomaly will make water about 1.5 feet above typical tides. The area for impact includes Anne Arundel, Calvert, Harford, southern Baltimore and St. Mary's counties. The next high tides include: The NWS forecast said that Tuesday's rains are expected to continue, heavy at times, until 11 p.m. For Wednesday, the morning weather is predicted to be sunny and 45 degrees at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Showers, thunderstorms could bring heavy rain, wind gusts and hail Thursday.
Hurricane Irene's scheduled arrival has been pushed to Sunday, instead of late Saturday. The National Weather Service currently predicts that the center of Irene will approach Maryland on Sunday, with wind gusts between 74 and 110 miles per hour. The Weather Channel's hurricane tracker, is interactive and allows users to in their home addresses to see how the storm is currently projected to affect their block. Hurricane Irene is currently off the the southern tip of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean but is expected to travel up the East Coast as far north as New England, bringing with her hurricane force winds, extreme rainfall, significant coastal flooding and a tornado threat, according to The Weather Channel. Heavy rain could track as far …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Heavy rainfall of one to two inches could come today, perhaps as much as three to six.
With heavy rainfall on Saturday and more expected on Sunday, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, including all of Anne Arundel County, through Sunday evening. A widespread rainfall of one to two inches is expected on Sunday, and localized areas could receive three to six inches. A Coastal Flood Advisory has also been issued until noon on Sunday. As a reminder, the Federal Emergency Management Administration offered the following information for flooding situations:
Monday, January 10, 2011
Despite a variety of inches predicted, there are things that every county resident should know and do to be ready for inclement weather.
As the snow, ice and sleet storm affecting the South merges with the snow storm currently in the Great Plains, forecasters are uncertain exactly how much our area, and specifically Anne Arundel County, will receive. The National Weather Service currently has Anne Arundel County under a Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday at noon until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, calling for a potential of 5 or more inches of snow in the end. Meteorologist Chris Strong of the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, stated "Anne Arundel County could get up to 4 inches with the snows that are expected to begin midday tomorrow." Strong also said we "could get a little bit more than that if the storm intensifies quickly or a little less if it doesn’t." …