Monday, March 25, 2013
Essex Patch presents its Photo of the Day.
Essex resident Lynn Fisher submitted this photo of a bird looking out at an early spring snow scene. "This poor little guy was none too happy about today's weather," Fisher said in an email to Patch. "Fortunately, we had filled the feeders!" View other Essex Patch photos of the day here. Do you have a photo you'd like featured at the Essex Patch Photo of the Day? Send it to email@example.com. While it seems there are many birdwatchers in Essex, photos can be pretty much of anything (keeping in mind this is a family-oriented publication, of course!). School performances, award presentations, flower and vegetable gardens, town scenery, architecture, people, dogs, cats—use your imagination!
Baltimore County crews salted the roads first, according to officials.
UPDATE (9:30 p.m.)—After a wintry mix poured down on Essex Monday, crews worked to clear the roads throughout the day. Baltimore County officials reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. that plowing in the eastern part of the county was 30 percent complete. By 5 p.m. Monday, the plowing was complete countywide. >> Add your snow photos to the article by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. << The State Highway Administration advised drivers to turn their lights and windshield wipers on and to be especially careful around pedestrians, bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads. For the latest updates, see the Essex forecast from the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Forecasters, who originally predicted snowfall totals as high as a foot or more in some parts of the Baltimore area, are revising totals.
Schools were closed in preparation, but many residents and Patch readers are wondering—where's the snow? Forecasters, too, have been revising predictions as a low pressure system responsible moves north and takes the warmer temperatures with it. Here is what some Baltimore-area forecasters have been saying on Twitter over the past few days.
The Baltimore Metro area was expecting between 5 and 11 inches of snow during this week's winter storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in your Patch area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of your Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. It updates as Skywarn volunteers file their reports, so check back later to see more accurate statistics. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices. The effects of the snowstorm that began Tuesday night have been hit-or-miss throughout the Baltimore Metro area, about 5 inches fell in Westminster but less than 1 inch in Parkville, for example, according to the map. The National Weather Service had forecast that 4-11 inches of snow would accumulate …
Wednesday will be filled with snow, rain and wind with 3-8 inches of snow expected to stack up during the day, and some more at night.
Parts of the Baltimore area already had about 3 inches of rain and snow overnight, but more snow, up to 11 inches in some communities, could fall by Wednesday night. A winter storm warning is in effect for the larger region: the Baltimore and Washington area, through 3 a.m. Thursday, when as much as 12 inches of snow could fall, according to the National Weather Service. "Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous," the warning states. "Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency." But locally, up to 11 inches could accumulate: about 3 to 8 inches during the day, plus up to 3 inches more through Wednesday night, according to…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Most communities could see 4-8 inches total, but Randallstown, Owings Mills and Reisterstown could get the most, at up to 10 inches from Tuesday night through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.
As the snowstorm approaches, and the forecast gets more specific, it looks like the Baltimore Metro area could get up to about 8 inches of snow from late Tuesday night through Wednesday night. However, Owings Mills and Reisterstown could get more, at up to 10 inches, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather watch, including snow, is in effect for the county, as well as for the Baltimore and D.C. metro areas. During this time, wind gusts could get as high as 35 mph. Combined with heavy snow, there could be power outages, it states. BGE is bringing in 500 extra employees to help with service repairs and 1,750 of its own crews to be ready in case of "hundreds of thousands of outages in its service area, according to a news …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A snowstorm is heading toward Central Maryland and Baltimore County, and may hit Tuesday, and BGE is bringing in 500 extra workers.
UPDATE (5:38 p.m.) A storm heading toward the Baltimore and D.C. Metro areas could dump one or more inches of heavy snow on Baltimore County, beginning overnight Tuesday. A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening, including in Maryland: from Frederick to Baltimore, and Westminster to Annapolis, according to the National Weather Service. There might be "heavy wet snow, gusty winds, possible power outtages," it states. Meteorologist Justin Berk says there could be up to 5 inches in some areas of Central Maryland. Meanwhile, Baltimore Gas and Electric is bringing in 500 extra workers to help with any power outages that might occur, according to a news release Monday afternoon. Wind gusts could get as …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
While most days will be dry and clear, one night could bring wintry weather to the Baltimore Metro area.
Snowfall is likely overnight Tuesday in the Baltimore Metro area. The week begins clear on Monday, but clouds could increase Tuesday before the snowfall that's expected mostly between 2 and 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. As of Sunday evening, there's a 70-80 percent chance of precipitation Tuesday and Wednesday, and there's a 60 percent chance Wednesday night, the forecast states. High temperatures this week will vary from the low-40s to low 50s, with lows in the 30s or below. Following are the forecast temperatures: Monday: High in the lower 40s. Low in the upper 20s. Tuesday: High in mid 40s. Low in mid 30s. Wednesday and Thursday: Highs in upper 30s. Lows in lower to mid 30s. Friday: High in the …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
There will be a mix of weather this week in Baltimore County—from sunny, to cloudy with rain and snow showers—according to the National Weather Service.
Sunny days are ahead for Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week, but otherwise, the National Weather Service forecast calls for somewhat gloomier weather—from clouds to snow. On Monday, the weather will be clear with highs near 47, and low near 34 in Baltimore County, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Rain is expected Tuesday throughout the day, especially in the afternoon. Highs will be near 43, with lows around 39, the forecast states. Wednesday could be sunny and about 50, but there's a 40 percent chance of rain and snow Wednesday night. The low temperature cools to the mid-30s. Clouds and rain are likely during the day and night Thursday, it states. The high could be about 44, and the low: 31. The sun will …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Two to 4 inches of snow may fall in parts of Baltimore County on Dec. 29.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Essex, Middle River and the rest of the Baltimore area will get another round of snow before the new year begins, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will start falling overnight Friday through late Saturday afternoon in Baltimore County, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Approximately 2 to 4 inches will fall, the report said. However, don't count on it sticking around very long. CBS Baltimore's weather page says to expect it to turn to rain by the afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Baltimore-Washington area—including Harford, northern Baltimore, southern Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties—from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. A winter weather advisory means …