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Despite lingering cold, Baltimore's winter snowfall was second-lightest in five years

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:15:00 PDT

Though cold and threats of snow lingered into spring, the winter season ended with about 15 inches of snow in Baltimore, slightly below average and the second-lightest seasonal snowfall in five years.

It was five times more snow than the 3 inches that fell in the winter of 2016-2017, but well below...

Baltimore weather: Scattered showers expected Wednesday, skies should clear up by evening

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:30:00 PDT

After steady rains overnight, skies should clear up by Wednesday evening in the Baltimore area.

Scattered showers are forecast after 10 a.m., with a chance of precipitation of about 50 percent, the National Weather Service said. The high is expected to be near 66 degrees. Much of the day will be...

4 million gallons of sewage, rainwater released into Jones Falls during Monday's rain, Baltimore officials say

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:30:00 PDT

Baltimore’s Department of Public Works says about 4.1 million gallons of a sewage and rainwater mix was released into the Jones Falls on Monday, as heavy rain inundated the sewer system.

The largest release was more than 3.7 million gallons in the area of the 400 block of E. Preston St.

About 400,000...

Heavy rains, high tide flood City Dock in Annapolis again

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:20:00 PDT

If it’s raining hard and it’s high tide, chances are good parts of downtown Annapolis are flooding.

Sure enough, heavy rains overnight Sunday flooded parts of the City Dock area Monday morning at high tide, closing Dock Street, Newman Street and one lane of Compromise Street.

And if the forecast...

Baltimore weather: Flood warning in effect Monday morning

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:25:00 PDT

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning throughout the Baltimore region Monday morning.

With rain showers forecast through the morning, the flood warning is in effect through 12:15 p.m. in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Harford counties. Up to 3...

Strong winds contribute to large brush fires in Carroll, Howard counties; wildfire threat alert in effect

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 06:30:00 PDT

Fire departments in both Howard and Carroll counties battled large brush fires Thursday, with high winds making it difficult to get the flames under control.

Howard County fire officials responded to a blaze in the area of Henryton Road and Howard Lodge Drive Thursday afternoon. There were approximately...

Maryland weather: Fire weather watch in effect Thursday

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:40:00 PDT

Officials with the National Weather Service are warning of the possibility of wildfires in parts of Maryland from Thursday morning through evening.

Low humidity and gusty winds might combine to create an environment in which rapid wildfires could spread, according to the NWS.

The warning affects...

Wintry weather expected to miss Baltimore area this weekend

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 06:50:00 PDT

The Baltimore area has been threatened with snowfall this spring, but it appears that won’t become reality this weekend.

Despite earlier forecasts showing a possibility of a wintry mix and plunging temperatures Friday night through Sunday, by Saturday morning the prognosis appeared warmer and drier.


Baltimore weather: Rain and snow mix possible this weekend, and again Monday

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 04:45:00 PDT

"We'll have another burst of late winter" this weekend, said Jeremy Geiger, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Maryland weather: Windy Wednesday predicted, with possible gusts of 50 mph

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 04:10:00 PDT

Hold on to your hats, Baltimore. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Opening Day forecast: Mild temperatures, 20 percent chance of rain in store for Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:35:00 PDT

It should feel more like spring come Thursday, Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with mild temperatures in the forecast - but also a chance for rain showers.

Snow squalls cover much of Baltimore region

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 10:25:00 PDT

Brief, heavy snowstorms known as snow squalls are causing risky driving conditions in parts of the Baltimore region, according to the National Weather Service.

At 12:46 p.m. Sunday, the weather service said in a statement, snow showers were located from York County in Pennsylvania to Riviera Beach...

Among Baltimore's humans and animals, reaction to snowfall is mixed

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:10:00 PDT

Not all of the animals at the Maryland Zoo like the snow.

The South African penguins preferred to stay indoors, according to zoo spokeswoman Jane Ballentine. “It’s not their favorite,” she said.

But Anoki the polar bear basked in the powder.

On Thursday, the Maryland Zoo posted a video to Twitter...

Baltimore weather: Schools close, snow moves out, icy patches on some roads remain

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 PDT

Snow has moved out of the region, but patches of black ice might form on roads and sidewalks with below-freezing temperatures Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Maryland snow: How much might fall by Wednesday?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:02:00 PDT

Here's a look at the most likely and most extreme scenarios for snowfall by Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Read more.

Snow in Baltimore means chairs are filling parking spaces. An online listing is fighting back.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:50:00 PDT

Snow has fallen in Baltimore, which means the controversial tradition of reserving of parking spaces with chairs of all shapes and sizes — and cones, ironing boards and other objects — is back, and one Patterson Park neighbor is looking to stir up a little drama.

A recent Craig’s List posting from...

Light snow showers possible across Baltimore area

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:40:00 PDT

The National Weather Service is forecasting a dusting of snow in the Baltimore area Monday.

Northeast braces for 3rd nor'easter in less than 2 weeks

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:05:00 PDT

The Northeast is bracing for its third nor'easter in less than two weeks, while some people are still feeling the effects of the last storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some areas and left hundreds of thousands of customers without power.

A southern storm is expected to make its way...

BGE customers call Baltimore power outages ‘a real communications problem’ five days after wind storm

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 18:45:00 PST

Laurie Hess has been preparing breakfast outside on her camp stove for her husband and two children, five days after she first lost power at her Ruxton home.

Bob Heck tried to remain at his Homeland house by layering and using more blankets, but has since left for warmth of a family member’s house.


Annapolis seeks short-term solutions after Wednesday flooding

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 14:50:00 PST

Annapolis officials are seeking alternative solutions to manage traffic and accessibility after the first nuisance flood of the year Wednesday.

It was a nuisance, to say the least.

High tides following a winter storm shut down Compromise Street, Dock Street and Newman Street on Wednesday morning....

Maryland weather: After light coating of snow, no significant precipitation expected for the rest of the week

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 13:25:00 PST

Parts of the Baltimore metro area are under a light coating of snow Wednesday morning, and the threat of continuing precipitation has caused some schools across the region to close or open late.

As a new storm approaches Baltimore, BGE works to restore power to thousands still in dark from nor'easter

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 01:00:00 PST

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews worked Tuesday to shorten the list of homes that remain without power after last week's brutal nor'easter, but another overnight storm carrying the potential for rain and snow could hamper those efforts.

Power outage strands seniors at Northwest Baltimore assisted-living facility for over three days

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 13:30:00 PST

Seniors at an assisted-living facility in Northwest Baltimore were stranded for more than three days without power, the executive director said, following the powerful wind storm Friday that knocked out power lines across the region.

The power went out about 3:30 p.m. Friday at Peregrine Senior...

Train service back to normal at bridge where four train cars fell into river, CSX says

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 10:45:00 PST

Days after six train cars derailed on a bridge over the Susquehanna River amid a wind storm, train service is back to normal, according to a Tuesday statement from CSX.

Four of the train cars fell into the river, and two others were overturned on the bridge. The train cars on the bridge had been...

As Maryland recovers from nor'easter, Kingsville family mourns storm's casualty

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 15:50:00 PST

As Maryland recovers from nor'easter, Kingsville family mourns storm's casualty, 76-year-old Betty Baumann.

Police identify 77-year-old Baltimore County woman killed by falling branch during windstorm

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:30:00 PST

Baltimore County police on Monday identified the woman who was killed after being struck by a falling tree branch during Friday’s windstorm as 77-year-old Betty Lee Bauman.

Bauman was struck by the branch while checking the mail outside her Kingsville home, Baltimore County officials said last...

5 storylines that stand out from the weekend wind storm in Maryland

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 05:25:00 PST

The nor'easter storm that rapped the eastern seaboard Friday into Saturday left a path of carnage in Maryland - toppling trees, trains and power lines - and leaving much of the region without power. Some folks are still without electricity as the work week begins anew.

Some Marylanders are still without power: 'It’s like camping'

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 17:00:00 PST

BGE has restored power to most households in the Baltimore area, with about 65,000 still remaining in the dark Sunday morning after a wind storm sent trees toppling into utility lines Friday and Saturday.

CSX train derailed, four cars fell into Susquehanna River amid wind storm

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 09:05:00 PST

A CSX train derailed on a bridge over the Susquehanna River on Friday night, causing four empty rail cars to fall into the water below.

The freight train headed to Richmond, Va., derailed between Cecil and Harford counties at about 8 p.m. Friday, CSX officials said in a statement. No injuries were...

Power line downed in high wind turns Northeast Baltimore street sign into firework display

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 18:50:00 PST

A video shows what happened when a tree collapsed on power lines in North East Baltimore, setting the tree itself, a car and even a stop sign on fire.

Many in Baltimore area could be without power into next week, BGE warns after winds

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 11:35:00 PST

As Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. crews worked around the clock to restore power after more than 400,000 customers suffered outages as a result of high sustained winds, officials said efforts could continue into next week.

“As new outages occur, customers should prepare for a restoration effort that...

BGE says nearly 400,000 lost power in Baltimore region in storm, about 173,000 restored

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 23:30:00 PST

BGE said Friday evening that nearly 400,000 customers had seen their power affected in the Baltimore region as a wind storm moved through the state Friday.

The numbers of those with outages grew significantly as the day went on and continuous bursts of wind gusts turned over trees.

As of 9 p.m.,...

Wind storm knocks out power in Maryland, closes bridges, topples trees; Hogan declares emergency

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 16:00:00 PST

Winds gusting over 60 mph ripped through the Baltimore region Friday, closing highway access in many areas due to accidents, high wind and felled trees, and causing more than a quarter million power outages. One Baltimore County woman was struck and killed by a falling tree.

Powerful windstorm causes tractor trailers to overturn, other transportation problems throughout Maryland

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:50:00 PST

A windstorm that the National Weather Service is calling “one of the most powerful” in recent years caused transportation cancellations and delays throughout Maryland on Friday, and late in the day Amtrak said service on its northeast corridor would be suspended into Saturday.

“Despite our best...

Nor'easter slamming East Coast with heavy rain, snow and strong winds

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:45:00 PST

Following days of mild temperatures and hints of spring as the calendar approached March, winter returned to the Northeast with a bang Friday, as rain and snow drove down in sheets and winds blew at gale force, prompting dire warnings of coastal flooding, dangerous sea conditions and power outages.


Maryland weather: 200,000 without power amid wind storm

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:05:00 PST

The number of Marylanders without power continues to climb, with nearly 200,000 outages reported across the state as of 1:45 p.m. Friday, the state Emergency Management Agency said.

The figure includes customers from a number of service providers, and shows the hardest hit area was in St. Mary’s...

Vacant rowhouse partially collapses in West Baltimore amid strong winds

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:20:00 PST

An end unit vacant rowhouse in West Baltimore partially collapsed Friday amid strong winds.

The collapse occurred at 1628 W. Fayette Street in the Franklin Square neighborhood, as wind gusts were expected to reach up to 70 mph Friday.

A spokeswoman from the fire department did not immediately respond...

'Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up': Windstorm leads to unpleasant landing at Dulles Airport

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 09:40:00 PST

A plane landing at Dulles International Airport outside D.C. on Friday didn’t exactly go down easy.

High winds caused a pretty bumpy descent, and “pretty much everyone on the plane threw up,” according to the National Weather Service’s official aircraft report.

It was rough on the pilots, too....

Wind topples tree onto moving cars in Baltimore City

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 05:15:00 PST

A tree fell onto a car that was traveling through the streets of Baltimore early Friday, as a powerful wind storm began to impact the region.

Winds were to blame for a tree uprooting near the intersection of Walther Boulevard and Weaver Avenue, just northeast of Lake Montebello, Baltimore Fire...

Live weather: Baltimore radar

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:16:00 PST

Annapolis offers emergency mooring for boaters as wind forecast worsens

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 08:50:00 PST

Annapolis offered free mooring Thursday as the forecast for dangerous winds through Saturday morning worsened.

The National Weather Service changed its forecast from an advisory to a high wind warning through 7 p.m. Friday as a nor’easter was developing late Thursday. Wind gusts at nearly 60 mph...

Baltimore weather: Temperatures tie an 88-year-old record high

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:05:00 PST

Just days after a light snow fell on the region, the Baltimore area tied an 88-year-old heat record Tuesday, according to National Weather Service data.

Temperatures hit 76 degrees at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Tuesday afternoon, matching the record high for...

Baltimore weather: A warm up is expected through the week after snowy weekend

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:10:00 PST

After snowfall over the weekend, Baltimore could see temperatures in the lower 70s Wednesday.

The best chances to enjoy the spring-like weather is Tuesday and Wednesday when temperatures will reach 68 and 73, according to the National Weather Service. Both days will are expected to be partly sunny,...

Baltimore weather: Saturday snow follows warm stretch

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:50:00 PST

After a stretch of warm weather Friday, Baltimore and surrounding areas in northern Maryland saw snow showers Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from 2 p.m. until midnight Saturday for a region that includes northern Baltimore County, Carroll County, northwest...

Baltimore weather: Nearly 70 degrees Thursday, snowing by Saturday

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:25:00 PST

Don't get too comfortable with Thursday's warm weather.

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in Baltimore will reach nearly 70 degrees today. But by Saturday, snow is likely.

Meteorologists are predicting snow after 1 p.m. Saturday, with rain and sleet continuing into the night.


Portions of central, southern Maryland under flood warning

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:00:00 PST

The National Weather service has canceled the flood watch, but a flood warning remains in effect into this evening for portions of central and southern Maryland.

Heavy rain has stopped across much of the area, but excessive runoff from earlier rains will continue over the next several hours, the...

Baltimore weather forecast: 'Mixed precipitation' to cause slick roads Wednesday morning

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 06:00:00 PST

Up to a half-inch of mixed precipitation — snow and sleet in some areas — is in the weather forecast for the Baltimore region overnight, which is expected to result in a slippery Wednesday morning commute.

“The main threat will be ice accumulations,” said the National Weather Service in a winter...

Anne Arundel sees 57 crashes in nine hours

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 08:20:00 PST

Between midnight and 9:30 a.m. Monday, Anne Arundel County saw 57 crashes as icy conditions made for hazardous roadways for those traveling back home after the Super Bowl.

Of the 57 accidents, 16 resulted in minor injuries, said Capt. Russ Davies, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department....

Icy roads cause school closings and delays around Baltimore

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 02:20:00 PST

Public schools in Baltimore County, Howard County and Carroll County are closed Monday, while other school systems in the Baltimore area are delayed due to icy road conditions.

Find updated school delays here »

Much of Central Maryland was under a winter weather advisory on Sunday, as temperatures...

Sloppy, wintry mix in store for Super Bowl Sunday

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 17:00:00 PST

The weather forecast for Sunday calls for staying indoors and watching the Super Bowl.

A sloppy wintry mix starting with snow, freezing rain and sleet in the wee hours — then rain, freezing rain and sleet by early afternoon — is predicted by the National Weather Service.

Areas north and west of...