Sunday, January 27, 2013
The advisory lasts from 5 a.m. until noon in much of Maryland.
Much of Maryland—from the D.C. metro area to the Baltimore suburbs—is under a winter weather advisory Monday morning. The advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. until noon in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties, as well as Baltimore City, the National Weather Service announced Sunday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s by midday, but morning commuters may encounter freezing rain mixed with sleet and possibly snow, according to the advisory. Only a trace of accumulation is expected. Winds from the south will gust to 10 to 15 mph, the advisory said. The precipitation "will cause travel difficulties," the advisory said. Drivers should use caution and "be prepared for slippery roads and limited" …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
If the "Frankenstorm" turns west at the Chesapeake Bay, storm surges would rise.
Residents along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland are hoping the Frankenstorm starts its trick-or-treating to the east—and stays there. A westerly turn for the storm could prove catostrophic, as the counterclockwise rotation of Hurricane Sandy would pull water into the Bay, creating destructive storm surges for the waterfront communities. But if the storm stays to the east—as projection models early Saturday are beginning to favor—the Bay communities could be spared, while ocean-front communities along the East Coast could be hammered. » Follow Maryland Patch on Facebook for constant statewide updates on the Frankenstorm. In many early models, Havre de Grace would be under the eye of the storm at some point or another. "It looks right now …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Baltimore was under a severe thunderstorm watch Saturday afternoon and evening.
Cooler temperatures have followed a wall of storms that ripped through central Maryland Saturday. Both Baltimore County and Baltimore City were under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Saturday after the National Weather Service issued the alert Saturday afternoon. Temperatures were forecasted to stay 80 degrees or lower on Sunday. Have storm stories, video or photos to share? Email email@example.com Stay with Patch for updates.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
BGE said it has restored service to all customers who were without power following last week's violent derecho storm.
BGE said Sunday afternoon it has restored service all of the nearly 748,000 customers that lost power in the aftermath of last week's violent storms. The derecho storm was one of the most damaging storms in BGE's 200-year history, the company said in a news release. “We thank our customers for the incredible understanding and patience they displayed as we worked to repair the devastating damage to our system,” BGE senior vice president and chief operating officer Stephen J. Woerner said in a statement. “We know that, in many ways, this restoration effort was more trying than any other. Multiple severe storms and greater than 100-degree temperatures made the already difficult situation of being without electricity almost unbearable for many…
Saturday, June 2, 2012
BGE restored power to more than 32,000 customers through Sunday morning
(UPDATED 11:00 a.m, Sunday) Power has been restored to practically all of the more than 32,000 BGE customers that were left without power following Friday night's severe storms. BGE reports that it has completed al its restoration work that began Friday when storms, which included at least nine confirmed tornado in Anne Arundel County near Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport, came through the region. According to a news release, BGE said it had 700 workers of its own, along with 69 contractor utility workers from Exelon sister company PECO assisting in the efforts. BGE reports among the hardest hit areas were Towson and Fallston. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Pleasant Hills area of Harford County at 5:54 …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Expect mostly sunny yet cold weather Sunday and Halloween Monday.
Baltimore and Harford counties were mostly spared from the rare October snow that blanketed much of Western Maryland, Pennsylvania and the Northeast, according to Accuweather.com. About 2.3 million homes between Maryland and Maine lost electrical power, according to the Associated Press. Areas near the Maryland-Pennsylvania border saw as much as 10 inches of snow, according to Newsday. Heavy, wet snow continues to pummel the Northeast today, as many states in the New England area declared a state of emergency. Baltimore and Harford county residents meanwhile should expect clear skies and colder temperatures in the days ahead. Today will be sunny with a high near 47, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will likely be partly …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Forecasters predict 1 to 3 inches of snow by Saturday night.
UPDATE (1:14 p.m.)—Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? How about a white Halloweekend? Forecasters are calling for as much as 3 inches of snow Saturday in parts of Baltimore and Harford counties. A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service until 8 p.m. Around an inch of snow hit parts of Harford County by the late morning, but precipitation slowed around 1 p.m. Baltimore Gas and Electric Company officials are warning customers of possible power outages caused by rain, snow and strong winds. According to a company press release, "the majority of the trees in BGE’s service territory have not yet shed their foliage. As a result, the foliage will provide more surface area for the snow to stick to, adding to …