Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement.
(Updated at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday) Strong thunderstorms could come to Howard, southern Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, according to a Special Weather Statement issued at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday by the National Weather Service. The NWS also briefly issued a severe thunderstorm warning that included Howard County until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. That warning is no longer in effect. The storm could reduce driving visibility to one mile and cause water to pool in the road, NWS said. Expect penny and nickel-size hail and “heavy downpours” with these storms, the statement said. “At 3:36 p.m. …. Strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Arbutus to Ridgeway … moving north at 15 mph,” the weather service said.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Chance of showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday.
Expect mild Spring temperatures this week, according to the National Weather Service. Monday and Tuesday is expected to be cloudy, with highs in the 60s and lows dropping to the 40s at night. On Wednesday there's a 50 percent chance of showers and thuderstorms after 2 p.m., with a high around 70. Rainfall of less than an inch is predicted. More showers predicted for Thursday with a high of 60 predicted. NWS says the sun it will be sunny on Friday, with a high near 62. Sign up for the free Elkridge Patch e-newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the following information.
This post was updated at 3:47 p.m. Friday. A tornado watch is in effect Friday for Howard and Carroll counties, as well as in many other counties in Maryland. Also, state highway officials are warning that possible rain and winds could complicate Friday afternoon and evening commutes. The tornado watch, according to the National Weather Service, was issued at 2:30 p.m. Friday and is in effect until 10 p.m. It applies to these counties: Howard, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Caroline, Charles, Prince George’s, Talbot, Baltimore, Frederick, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Washington, Calvert, Cecil, Harford, Montgomery and St. Mary’s. It also applies to Baltimore City. The State Highway Administration also released a statement Friday afternoon warning motorists…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The heat scorched the region Wednesday, but the weather is expected to be cooler over the weekend.
The freakish early spring heat this week does not appear to be expected to continue, with mild, spring-like temperatures expected now and throughout the weekend. On Wednesday, record high temperatures blasted the region, with BWI Airport reaching at least 90 degrees, breaking its record of 89 in 1922, according to the Capital Weather Blog on the Washington Post. Thursday is expected to reach a high near 76 in Howard County, the National Weather Service says, with showers likely at night. There is also a threat of showers and thunderstorms Friday in Howard County with a high near 74. Weekend highs will hit the mid-60s. The news of more seasonal spring temperatures may be a relief to some, especially local schools. Hollifield Station …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Patch has compiled a list of closings and delays due to the March 25 snow.
--- Trash and recycling collections remain Monday despite the snow, according to the Howard County Government Facebook Page. Trucks may arrive later than usual. --- All branches of the Howard County Library System will be closed Monday. --- Howard Community College, including Laurel College Center, will open at noon Monday due to the snow. --- The Columbia Association announced there will be no before and after school care today, although the organization will review late morning and afternoon class and program activities around 10 a.m. --- The Mall in Columbia will open at 10 a.m. as usual, but shoppers are encouraged to call a retailer prior to visiting as individual store hours may vary. --- Howard County public schools are closed …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The week ahead in weather, according to the National Weather Service.
It was a spring-like weekend that saw temperatures rise into the mid-60s, but don't expect it to continue into the week. On Monday, the high is expected to be 59 degrees, with a light wind. Monday evening temps will drop to about 51 degrees and there's an 80 percent chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service. The rain is expected to continue on Tuesday, with between a quarter and a half inch of precipitation falling, as temperatures will reach a high near 59 and a low of 35 Tuesday night. The rain stops Wednesday as things cool down. Wednesday's high is 53 with a low near 30. Thursday is expected to be sunny, with a high of 45 and low of 31. Sign up for the Elkridge Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Here's a look at the week ahead in weather courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the following statement.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for Howard County and much of central and western Maryland warning residents to expect a wintry mix with possible freezing rain Thursday night into Friday morning. NWS is predicting less than a half an inch of sleet and snow accumulation possible overnight as well as a morning fog. Freezing rain is expected to stop by 4 a.m., although rain is likely to continue up until 4 p.m. Friday, according to NWS. However, the winter weather in this area pales in comparison to what is being predicted for the Northeast. Currently, the National Weather Service is predicting about one to two feet of snow to fall between Friday and Saturday for much of Southern New England, …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Here's a look at this week's forecast, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Howard County school system released the following announcement Monday morning.
With wintry weather in the forecast, Howard County Public Schools will open late Monday morning. The school week begins with a two-hour delay, officials announced shortly after 5 a.m. Monday. There are also no half-day morning programs. Also, all morning programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools will be delayed two hours. Howard County—and much of Maryland—was under a winter weather advisory from 5 a.m. to noon Monday. A wintry mix was in the forecast, with poor travel conditions likely. Schools in Howard County also opened two hours late Thursday when it snowed and closed early Friday. Related coverage: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Early Monday Week Ahead …