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.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A winter weather advisory is in effect with snow possibly in the forecast.
Temperatures have taken a dip in recent days and now snow is in the forecast for Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow could start falling in Germantown after 3 p.m. and could continue to 10 p.m., according to NWS. Less than a half inch is expected. According to the NWS, a low-pressure system off the Mid-Atlantic coast is gaining strength as it moves north, bringing a wintry mix of rain and snow to areas across the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. For Germantown, Wednesday's high was forecast for the low 40s; with nighttime lows at 32. Thursday's forecast calls for clear skies. — Worried about your commute? Moniter road conditions with Germantown Patch's live traffic map, Germantown.Patch.com/Commute.
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 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Take precautions if driving or if outside during storms on Thursday night.
Updated, 10 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight for seven Maryland counties, including Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Original Post: 6:30 p.m.: Isolated thunderstorms Thursday evening may cause damaging winds across the Washington, DC, metro region, according to the National Weather Service. Residents of Montgomery and Prince George's counties may be affected. In Prince George's County, residents can expect heavy rain and damaging wind gusts of up to 60 mph between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., according to a NWS alert. The service warns residents outside or driving during the storms to take precautions. Drivers are advised to avoid standing water on roadways.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
National Weather say conditions are favorable for severe storms.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
(Updated 5:43 p.m.) A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for central Montgomery County until 6 p.m., according to a county alert Patch received at 5:37 p.m. (original) Montgomery County government issued the following alert: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Montgomery County until 8 p.m. Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. The primary threat with these storms include extremely heavy rain, large hail, lightning, and isolated tornadoes. Those with outdoor plans should monitor the skies and be prepared for threatening weather. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe storms in and close to the watch area. Severe thunderstorms can and …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The National Weather Service has created a video that shows how the drought has spread across the country including parts of Maryland.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
So far it's been a long, hot summer. But it's not just us that the heat is beating up. A drought is killing crops across the country drying up ponds and other waterways leaving costly damage in its wake. The National Weather Service (NWS) has been tracking the drought across the country for several months. More than 60 percent of the mainland U.S. is experiencing drought conditions as of this month, according to NWS. The above animation shows how the drought has spread across the country since January 2012.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Forecast: Line of storms will bring 60 mile-per-hour winds, hail.
Montgomery County issued the following alert Wednesday evening: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warming for Montgomery County. This line of storms will affect a majority of Montgomery County over the next two hours, bringing with it lightning, 60 mile per hour winds and large hail. All outdoor activities countywide should be postponed until this storm passes. Severe Thunderstorms can produce tornadoes with little or no advance warning. Residents are urged to seek safe shelter indoors until the storm passes and remain alert for any additional warnings.
Heat illnesses are possible due to the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday in Montgomery County and the Metro area from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the heat index expected to be 105 degrees. The maximum temperatures are expected to be 100 degrees in the cities and in the high 90s elsewhere. Heat illnesses are possible due to the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity, according to the NWS. NWS warns that one should never leave small children or pets unattended in vehicles as temperatures inside vehicles can rapidly climb to 130 degrees. The forecast for Montgomery County is partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 40 percent. NWS Recommendations During a Heat Advisory For more …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Patch has information on the heat watch from the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat watch. And not just any heat watch, an excessive heat watch. Before humidity enters the equation, temperatures are set to climb to about 100 degrees in Montgomery County today, according to NWS. The heat index, a measure of temperature that takes humidity into account, is 110 degrees. An excessive heat watch means there will be a prolonged period of hot temperatures, according to NWS, creating a dangerously hot situation. The watch is in effect through Friday. To stay safe in the heat: What do you do to stay cool? Ice cream? Swimming? Something else? Tell us in the comments!
Friday, April 6, 2012
National Weather Service: Temperature-sensitive plants could be in peril overnight.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Montgomery County and the Washington metropolitan area from 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday. The forecast calls for temperatures in the lower 30s, which could cause "damage to unprotected vegetation that is sensitive in freezing temperatures." A fire weather watch also is in effect for Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening for much of Maryland. "A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur," according to the watch alert. The forecast calls for 20 to 30 percent humidity and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph and fuel moisture of 7 to 8 percent. The National Weather Service forecast for the holiday weekend is as follows: …