Adverse Weather 2010-2011

 

Fort Meade is currently operating on a normal schedule

 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 9:30am:

Posted from Facebook:

Child Development Center 1’s heat is now working as of 9:18 a.m. Tuesday. Heat should be at an acceptable level to take children within 30 to 45 minutes. Please call CDC 1 (301-677-3407) for updates and to ensure children are being accepted into the program.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 8:00am:

Good page for school closures (in Maryland) from WBAL:  http://essentials.baltimoresun.com/macro/school-closings/

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 5:00am:

Fort Meade is opening 2 hours late this morning.  Liberal leave policy is in effect for garrison civilian employees. Mission essential personnel are required to report on time.  Personnel at partner units should check with their respective chain-of-command for instruction.

From the schools:

Anne Arundel County (includes Fort Meade schools):  Due to inclement weather, CODE BLUE with Liberal Leave. All schools closed.

Baltimore County Schools:  

2/22 – All schools closed due to inclement weather.

All Howard County public schools are closed Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

All evening activities in schools, both school-sponsored and community-sponsored, are canceled. This includes high school athletic practices and games.

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Monday, February 21, 2011, 11:00pm:

Snow is falling and accumulating at this hour all over the area.  There aren’t a lot of closures to report.  Here’s a good link for the Baltimore Metro area:http://www.wbaltv.com/weather/1976909,666410/alerts.html?qs=;longname=Weather%20Alerts;shortname=Closings&ib_wxwidget=true and the D.C. Metro area: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2011/02/icysnowy_night_ahead_timeline.html?wprss=capitalweathergang

*There are links to the surrounding (Ft. Meade) school systems at the bottom of the page.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 07:15am

Baltimore County Schools have changed their status to CLOSED today:

http://www.bcps.org/

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 05:15am

Fort Meade Garrison is open this morning for normal operating hours.  Liberal leave policy is in effect for garrison employees.  However, mission essential personnel should report on time.  Members of partner organizations should check with their respective chains of command for schedule changes.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 5:00am

From Anne Arundel County Schools:

Due to inclement weather, all schools opening 2 hours hours late. No a.m. half-day pre-kindergarten or ECI classes. Full-day pre-kindergarten classes in session.

From Baltimore County Schools:

Current School Status

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Monday, January 31, 2011, 3:00pm

Weather.com’s severe Weather Expert Dr. Greg Forbes says this winter storm will deliver crippling amounts of ice from St. Louis to New England.  

http://www.weather.com/outlook/videos/expert-breaks-down-ice-threat-19517

Click on the links on the bottom of the map for the latest satellite picture from Weather.com:

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Monday, January 31, 2011, 11:00am

Oh boy, here we go again:

Winter Storm watch in effect:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
4:07 am EST, Mon., Jan. 31, 2011

… WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… FREEZING RAIN. SNOW AND SLEET MAY OCCUR AT THE ONSET.

* ACCUMULATIONS… ONE QUARTER INCH OR MORE OF ICE ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE.

* TIMING… A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET DEVELOPING TONIGHT IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN TUESDAY MORNING. FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO THEN CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING BEFORE CHANGING TO RAIN.

* TEMPERATURES… LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S TONIGHT. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S TUESDAY AND REMAINING IN THE LOWER 30S TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT… INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW… SLEET… OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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Friday, January 28, 0500am

Anne Arundel County Schools (which include Fort Meade schools) all schools opening 2-hours late today.

Howard County Schools opening 2-hours late today.
Baltimore County Schools CLOSED today
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Thursday, January 27, 0500am:

Fort George G. Meade garrison will operate on a two hour delay Thursday morning. Liberal leave is authorized for garrison employees. Partner organization employees should check with their chain of command.

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Thursday, January 27, 11:00am

CDCs I/II are closed. CDC I/ II mission essential personnel children are being accepted at CDCIII. All other personnel are being accepted as staffing and space permit. CDCIII personnel have priority for CDCIII.
SAC electricity/heat has been restored, SAC will begin accepting ALL enrolled children at 11:00am. SAC children already at the Youth Center will be transported to SAC.

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Thursday, January 27, 05:10am

From Anne Arundel County Schools: “CODE RED – Due to inclement weather, all schools and central offices closed.”

All Howard County schools and offices are closed Thursday, January 27, 2011. Evening activities in schools, both school-sponsored and community-sponsored, are canceled.

Baltimore County & Baltimore City schools closed today, January 27, 2011

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Wednesday, January 26, 3:45pm

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
3:14 pm EST, Wed., Jan. 26, 2011

… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST THURSDAY…

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST THURSDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW. SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH THE MID AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS… 4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING… RAIN AND SLEET CHANGING TO SNOW DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL END AFTER MIDNIGHT FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 4PM AND 10 PM… IMPACTING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING RUSH HOUR.

* TEMPERATURES… LOWER TO MID 30S… DROPPING INTO THE LOWER TO MID 20S OVERNIGHT

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH… BECOMING NORTHWEST THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW… SLEET… AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2:00pm

Murphy Field House is currently closed due to lack of staff to support both Gyms. Gaffney is open, but will close at 1500 today due to adverse weather post closure. If you have any questions contact Gaffney Fitness Center at 301-677-2402 or Stacy Echard(Recreation Division Chief) at 301-677-3981 or 410-271-5596.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:00pm

Due to inclement weather, the Fort George G. Meade garrison will release employees at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Partner organization employees should check with their organization’s chain of command.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 05:25am

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SCHOOLS: Semester break
- Schools closed for students
- Teachers and employees report two hours late
- No classes for students in non-public placement.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 05:00am

BALTIMORE COUNTY SCHOOLS:  “All schools closed due to inclement weather”
HOWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS:  All Howard County public schools are closed Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  All evening activities in schools, both school-sponsored and community-sponsored, are canceled. This includes high school athletic practices and games.
**Links to local school systems located at the bottom of the thread.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 04:45am

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
3:58 am EST, Wed., Jan. 26, 2011

… WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 AM EST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW. SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN AND A LITTLE SLEET THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS… 4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING… LIGHT SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING. MODERATE SNOW WILL BEGIN BY EARLY AFTERNOON… AND WILL BECOME HEAVIER BY THE LATE AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL END AFTER MIDNIGHT FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 4PM AND MIDNIGHT… IMPACTING THE AFTERNOON RUSH.

* TEMPERATURES… LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S TODAY. OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 20S.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WEDNESDAY… BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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Friday, January 21, 2011, 0515am:

From Baltimore County Schools:  

1/21 – All schools opening two hours late. No morning Pre-K

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Thursday, January 20, 2011, 2:30pm:

… Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to
9 am EST Friday…

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow… which is in effect
from 9 PM this evening to 9 am EST Friday.

* Precipitation type… snow.

* Accumulations… 1 to 3 inches. Highest accumulations expected
closer the Mason-Dixon line.

* Timing… late tonight with the initial bands pushing across the
catoctins after 9 PM and toward the Baltimore Metro areas
between 10 PM and midnight. Precipitation is expected to
dissipate toward daybreak… ending by mid morning along the
Maryland Chesapeake Bay.

* Temperatures… upper 20s to low 30s.

* Winds… south around 5 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow… sleet… or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while
driving.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A reminder to check with your chain-of-command to find out your unit’s status.

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Tuesday, January 18, 05:20am:

Anne Arundel Schools (which include Fort Meade Schools):

Code Blue – All AACPS Schools closed due to inclement weather. Liberal Leave in Effect for Employees.

Tuesday, January 18, 05:15am:

Very quickly – According to WBAL-TV Anne Arundel County Schools are closed today. However, I have yet to receive independent confirmation from their website.   I can confirm the following closures! Howard County Schools ClosedBaltimore County Schools ClosedLinks to local systems located at the bottom of the thread. Stay tuned for updates.

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Monday, January 17, 2011, 9:30pm:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
7:56 pm EST, Mon., Jan. 17, 2011

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TUESDAY…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TUESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW… SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. FREEZING RAIN WILL HAVE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACT.

* ACCUMULATIONS… ONE INCH OR LESS OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION. ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE HIGHEST ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN SUBURBS OF BALTIMORE.

* TIMING… A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN BETWEEN 11 PM AND 2 AM… AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. FREEZING RAIN WILL CHANGE TO RAIN FROM SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST BY LATE MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES… UPPER 20S TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. HIGHS TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN THE UPPER 30S.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH TONIGHT. BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW… SLEET… OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 6:15am:

All Howard County public schools will open 2 hours late, with no half-day morning programs, today, Wed., Jan. 12, 2011.

All morning programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools, will be delayed 2 hours

Baltimore City Public Schools will open two hours late today, January 12, 2011. All 1/2 day and morning pre-kindergarten programs are cancelled.

1/12 -  Baltimore County Schools All schools opening two hours late. No AM Pre-K. Hereford Zone is closed.

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From ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SCHOOLS (which include Fort Meade Schools):  Due to inclement weather, all schools opening two hours late today. No AM half-day pre-kindergarten or ECI classes. Full-day pre-kindergarten classes in session – should report two hours later than normal.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 3:00pm:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
12:15 pm EST, Tue., Jan. 11, 2011

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING… AFTER SOME FLURRIES EARLY THIS AFTERNOON… SNOW WILL BEGIN BETWEEN 4 PM AND 6 PM THIS AFTERNOON… THEN IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF TONIGHT BEFORE ENDING BETWEEN 4 AM AND 6 AM. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST BETWEEN 8 PM THIS EVENING AND 3 AM TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES… TEMPERATURES AROUND 30 THROUGH SUNSET. LOWS IN THE MID 20S TONIGHT.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH TODAY… BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH TUESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:45 am: From BWI-Marshall

NOTICE: Winter weather in the South and predicted weather throughout the Northeast may impact airline flight schedules at BWI Marshall.

Passengers are advised to confirm flight information with the airlines before heading to the Airport.http://www.bwiairport.com/en/flight/airlines

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 1020am:

Baltimore County Schools closing early

1/11 – Schools closing one hour early due to inclement weather.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 1020am:

From Anne Arundel County Schools:

All schools will dismiss 2 hours early due to the forecast for snow. No PM half-day sessions of pre-kindergarten or ECI classes. All school-sponsored afterschool and evening activities are canceled. The Board of Education’s planned public hearing on the FY2012 budget is canceled.

–links to local school system websites are located at the bottom of the thread.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 1015:

Here’s the first closure/delay to report due to impending snowfall from Howard County Schools:

All Howard County public schools will close 1 hour early today, Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

All aftercare programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools, are canceled. All school-sponsored and community-sponsored events, including high school athletic practices and games scheduled for this evening, are canceled.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 1000:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
4:09 am EST, Tue., Jan. 11, 2011

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… 3 TO 5 INCHES.

* TIMING… SNOW WILL BEGIN BETWEEN 4 PM AND 6 PM THIS AFTERNOON… THEN IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF TONIGHT BEFORE ENDING BETWEEN 4 AM AND 6 AM. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST BETWEEN 8 PM THIS EVENING AND 3 AM TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES… HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S TODAY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S TONIGHT.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH TODAY… BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH TUESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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Monday, January 10, 2011, 1430:

… WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING… SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING ON TUESDAY… AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES… HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S TUESDAY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH TUESDAY… BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH TUESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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Monday, January 10, 2011 1300:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
4:03 am EST, Mon., Jan. 10, 2011

… WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING… SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE MIDDAY OR EARLY AFTERNOON ON TUESDAY… AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES… HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S TUESDAY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH TUESDAY… BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH TUESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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Friday, January 7, 2011, 0630:  Some school delays to report this morning due to the light snow.  Howard County Schools and Baltimore County Schools are on a 2 – hour delay this morning.  Links to their websites are listed at the bottom of the thread.  Fort Meade Schools, part of the Anne Arundel County School System are still on a normal schedule.  Check back for updates.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010, 9:00pm:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
6:22 pm EST, Sun., Dec. 26, 2010

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST MONDAY…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST MONDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… STORM-TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS TONIGHT UP TO ONE INCH.

* TIMING… LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING AND THEN TAPER OFF OVERNIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES… FALLING INTO THE LOWER TO MID 20S TONIGHT.

* WINDS… NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010: 9:40am:

Flying out or flying in to BWI?  Check with your airline:  http://www.bwiairport.com/en/flight/airlines

Sunday, December 26, 2010: 9:30am:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
2:49 am EST, Sun., Dec. 26, 2010

… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST MONDAY…

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST MONDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… 5 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING… LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN FROM SOUTH TO NORTH THIS MORNING… THEN BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVIER BY NOON. SNOW WILL CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS… BEFORE TAPERING TO SNOW SHOWERS LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES… UPPER 20S THIS MORNING. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 30S TODAY AND MONDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S.

* WINDS… NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH THIS MORNING… INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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Friday, December 17, 2010, 5:40am

There are some school delays to report this morning:

From Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Due to inclement weather, all Anne Arundel County Public Schools will open two hours late today. There will be no morning half-day pre-kindergarten or ECI classes.

From Howard County Schools:

All Howard County public schools will open 2 hours late, with no half-day morning programs, Friday, December 17.

All morning programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools, will be delayed 2 hours.

For a more extensive list of closures:  http://bit.ly/6F1Fve

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 2:45pm

Here’s the latest weather advisory from the National Weather service:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
2:13 pm EST, Thu., Dec. 16, 2010

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… 1 TO 2 INCHES.

* TIMING… LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES… HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.

* WINDS… LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 11:36am

Baltimore County schools have joined AA County and will be closing one hour early today. From their website:
“All schools closing 1 hour early due to inclement weather. Dundalk MS closing at noon due to no electricity.”

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 11:00am

School early dismissal to report from ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SCHOOLS (which include Fort Meade schools) :

All schools dismiss one (1) hour early due to the forecast for snow.  All school sponsored after school and evening activities are cancelled.

**No reports from other schools systems.  Links to local area schools are located at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, September 30, 1:00pm

Tornado watch advisory for central Maryland:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
12:45 pm EDT, Thu., Sep. 30, 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 689 UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING WHICH REPLACES A PORTION OF TORNADO WATCH 688. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN MARYLAND THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL MARYLAND

ANNE ARUNDEL PRINCE GEORGES

IN NORTHERN MARYLAND

BALTIMORE HARFORD

IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND

CALVERT CHARLES ST. MARYS

IN MARYLAND THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 1 INDEPENDENT CITY

IN NORTHERN MARYLAND

BALTIMORE CITY

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF… ABERDEEN… ANNAPOLIS… BALTIMORE… BEL AIR… CHESAPEAKE BEACH… EDGEWOOD… FALLSTON… HAVRE DE GRACE… JOPPATOWNE… LAUREL… ST MARYS… TOWSON AND WALDORF.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010, 12:45pm

The latest from the National Weather Service:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
12:22 pm EDT, Thu., Sep. 30, 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXTENDED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND… EASTERN FREDERICK COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND… HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHERN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHEASTERN LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… BALTIMORE COUNTY IN NORTHERN MARYLAND… HARFORD COUNTY IN NORTHERN MARYLAND… BALTIMORE CITY IN NORTHERN MARYLAND…

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT

* AT 1210 PM EDT… TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN THE MUCH OF THE WARNING AREA… AND AREAS ALONG THE WESTERN SHORE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY… HEAVIER RAINFALL OF FOUR TO SIX INCHES HAS FALLEN. PERIODS OF RAIN… HEAVY AT TIMES… WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. FLOODING… ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS OCCURRING.

* LOCATIONS THAT HAVE SEEN THE MOST RAINFALL INCLUDE ALL COUNTIES IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE INCH OR SO IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON IN FREDRICK… HOWARD AND CARROLL COUNTIES.

BETWEEN ONE TO THREE INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FOR BALTIMORE… HARFORD AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTIES.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010, 1100am

From Anne Arundel County Public Schools:

Due to the inclement weather, after-school, school-sponsored activities scheduled for today are canceled, including activity buses, evening middle school and high school classes. Schools will dismiss at their normal times.
http://www.aacps.org/

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 10:45am

Baltimore County Schools are closing 2-hours early today due to the heavy rain:  http://www.bcps.org/status/

There are reports of other closures, however at this time this is the only one I can confirm.  Here are links to other local schools systems:

Anne Arundel County:   http://www.aacps.org/

Howard County:  http://www.hcpss.org/

Baltimore City Schools:  http://www.bcps.k12.md.us/baltimorecityschools/site/default.asp

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Thursday, September 30, 2010, 1030am:

The National Weather Service has issued a series of weather advisories/warnings due to heavy rain:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
8:58 am EDT, Thu., Sep. 30, 2010

… A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 PM EDT FOR BALTIMORE CITY… HARFORD… BALTIMORE… NORTH CENTRAL LOUDOUN… NORTHERN ANNE ARUNDEL… NORTHERN MONTGOMERY… HOWARD… FREDERICK AND CARROLL COUNTIES…

AT 852 AM EDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A SWATH OF THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO TIMONIUM… REISTERSTOWN… GAMBER… WALKERSVILLE… KINGSVILLE… COCKEYSVILLE… PERRYMAN… PLEASANT HILLS… FALLSTON… ABERDEEN… WOLFSVILLE… BEL AIR… WESTMINSTER… THURMONT… HAMPSTEAD… JARRETTSVILLE… TANEYTOWN… MANCHESTER AND EMMITSBURG

REPORTS OF FLOODING HAVE BEEN RECEIVED IN THE ESSEX AND DUNDALK AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES… DIPS… OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM… EVEN A SMALL ONE… ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND.

TO REPORT FLOODING… HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 PM EDT THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

Thursday, September 2, 2010, 1200:

Here’s the latest coastal flood advisory/watch for Maryland from the National Weather Service.  The big difference between this one and the earlier one is that they added a flood watch for coastal/shore areas of Maryland from 6pm – midnight.  Here’s a link to a full list of Maryland advisories:  http://bit.ly/9xaJD1

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
10:11 am EDT, Thu., Sep. 2, 2010

… COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING… … COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

SOUTHERLY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON AND LOWERING PRESSURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NEARING OF HURRICANE EARL WILL CREATE POSITIVE TIDAL ANOMALIES OF AROUND 1 FOOT… ACROSS THE TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER AND MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO MINOR COASTAL FLOODING ACROSS TRADITIONALLY FLOOD SENSITIVE AREAS AROUND THE PERIODS OF HIGH TIDES TODAY.

LATER TONIGHT AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS… AS HURRICANE EARL REACHES IS CLOSEST POINT TO THE WATERS… OFF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA… TIDAL ANOMALIES MAY INCREASE FURTHER FOR THE WATERS OF THE TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER AND MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY… POTENTIALLY 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL. THE SPEED AND PROXIMITY TO LAND OF HURRICANE EARL WILL BE KEY IN HOW HIGH WATER LEVELS GET. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF MINOR TO MODERATE TIDAL FLOODING TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER.

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES FOR A FEW LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH… ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY… HAVRE DE GRACE… 4:25 PM AND 5:26 AM… BOWLEY BAR… 2:03 PM AND 3:04 AM… FORT MCHENRY BALTIMORE… 1:12 PM AND 2:13 AM… ANNAPOLIS U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY… 11:42 AM AND 12:43 AM… CHESAPEAKE BEACH… 10:25 AM AND 11:26 PM… SOLOMONS ISLAND… 9:35 PM AND 9:40 AM… POINT LOOKOUT… 8:45 PM AND 8:50 AM…

NOW ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER… WASHINGTON CHANNEL… 2:50 PM AND 3:08 AM… ALEXANDRIA… 3:08 PM AND 3:26 AM… INDIAN HEAD… 2:36 PM AND 2:54 AM… AQUIA CREEK… 1:22 PM AND 1:40 AM… GOOSE BAY… 10:42 AM AND 11:00 PM… COLTONS POINT… 9:50 PM AND 10:42 AM…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS… AND TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

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Thursday, September 3, 2010, 0830:

(For a list of all Maryland advisories go here:  http://bit.ly/9xaJD1)

Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
3:14 am EDT, Thu., Sep. 2, 2010

… COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING… … COASTAL FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

SOUTHERLY WINDS TODAY AND LOWERING PRESSURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NEARING OF HURRICANE EARL WILL CREATE POSITIVE TIDAL ANOMALIES OF AROUND 1 FOOT ACROSS THE TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER AND MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO MINOR COASTAL FLOODING ACROSS TRADITIONALLY FLOOD SENSITIVE AREAS AROUND THE PERIODS OF HIGH TIDES TODAY.

FOR TONIGHT… WHEN HURRICANE EARL REACHES IS CLOSEST POINT TO THE WATERS… OFF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA… TIDAL ANOMALIES MAY INCREASE FURTHER FOR THE WATERS OF THE TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER AND MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY… POTENTIALLY 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL. THE SPEED AND PROXIMITY TO LAND OF HURRICANE EARL WILL BE KEY IN HOW HIGH WATER LEVELS GET. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF MINOR TO MODERATE TIDAL FLOODING TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER.

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES FOR A FEW LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH… ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY… HAVRE DE GRACE… 4:26 AM AND 4:25 PM… BOWLEY BAR… 2:03 PM AND 3:04 AM… FORT MCHENRY BALTIMORE… 1:12 PM AND 2:13 AM… ANNAPOLIS U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY… 11:42 AM AND 12:43 AM… CHESAPEAKE BEACH… 10:25 AM AND 11:26 PM… SOLOMONS ISLAND… 8:34 AM AND 9:35 PM… POINT LOOKOUT… 7:44 AM AND 8:45 PM…

NOW ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER… WASHINGTON CHANNEL… 2:50 PM AND 3:08 AM… ALEXANDRIA… 3:08 PM AND 3:26 AM… INDIAN HEAD… 2:36 PM AND 2:54 AM… AQUIA CREEK… 1:22 PM AND 1:40 AM… GOOSE BAY… 10:42 AM AND 11:00 PM… COLTONS POINT… 9:32 AM AND 9:50 PM…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

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September 3, 2010, 0845:

Information on what individuals and families can to prepare for an emergency, including flash flooding and other severe weather that frequently accompanies hurricanes, is available at www.Ready.gov

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Links to local schools:



Anne Arundel County:   http://www.aacps.org/

Howard County:  http://www.hcpss.org/

Baltimore City:  http://www.bcps.k12.md.us/baltimorecityschools/site/default.asp

Baltimore County:  http://www.bcps.org/

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