Winter Storm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s County

January 6, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect from 1:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday.

* precipitation type snow.

* accumulation potential for 5 or more inches of snow (3 to 6 inches expected).

* timing late Friday night through Saturday afternoon.

* impacts snow may result in significant travel impacts.

* winds north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* temperatures in the mid-20s.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations which may impact travel.

Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, Food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Continue to monitor the latest forecasts


2 Responses to Winter Storm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s County

  1. xMosquito on January 6, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Based on the last 20 years of “3 to 6 inches” predictions; we’re either getting 1 inch or 20+ of slush.

  2. Melissa Davis, Laplat 20646 A on January 10, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    There is constantly a concern in snow that the electricity will go out. What can I say, if there had been more of an audience at the SMECO meeting, I would have gone up to the microphone and said this. Continue? Yes. There are at least 3 phone books that serve Charles County, and then of course, theres 411. Yes, you can look up the SMECO phone number in the phone book, if you can even see what you’re doing, when the lights go out. If the phone number is listed as SMECO then you can find it, if its listed as Southern Maryland electric Cooperative, can you find it? Do you know to look for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative? No, it may not be SMECOs fault/ doing, if its not listed as SMECO. So, you dial 411 and say Newburg or Waldorf or White Plains or Hughesville and say SMECO SMECO SMECO SMECO and it doesn’t give you the number. If you’re not using your cell phone to call, an operator will come on the line and say does SMECO stand for something and then you have a discussion and get the number. But, if no operator, then you’re left with no number if its cell phone 411. You have to specifically say Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative in order to get the number, instead of SMECO. This may not be SMECOs doing. Good question, can SMECO correct this? This is an experiment, yes, that has been done within the last 3 months and was 1st done about 2 years ago. Ok, just to be fair, I’ll do it again right now before I submit this. The SMECO phone number should effortlessly be available from 411 when there is a power outage, and it may not be SMECOs doing that its not. Whew — I’m glad I got that off my chest. Sincerely,