Weather

St. Mary’s and Calvert County Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

St. Mary’s and Calvert County Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for East central St. Marys County and Southeastern Calvert County until 1:15 p.m. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail with potential Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well...
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St. Mary’s County Hurricane Season 2020 Awareness

St. Mary’s County Hurricane Season 2020 Awareness

The Department of Emergency Services reminds the community Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, 2020 and goes through Nov. 30, 2020. Disasters won’t wait, and neither should you. As we continue our efforts with all of the country to respond to and recover from coronavirus, we are also leaning forward and preparing for...
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U.S. National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Watch for All of Southern Maryland

U.S. National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Watch for All of Southern Maryland

The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Queen Anne’s, St. Marys, Talbot, Washington & Baltimore City in MD until 6:00pm. Stay tuned to your local forecast throughout the day. Heed all warnings; if...
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Southern Maryland Under High Wind Warning Until Monday, April 13, 2020, Along with Maryland Urging Citizens Not to Burn due to Hazards and Wind

Southern Maryland Under High Wind Warning Until Monday, April 13, 2020, Along with Maryland Urging Citizens Not to Burn due to Hazards and Wind

High Wind Warning in effect until Monday, April 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., for Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties. Impacts expected from Southwinds 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts up to 60 mph expected, damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially...
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Charles County Public Schools Will Open Two-Hours Late – Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools will open two-hours late today, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff who follow the code system. The AlphaBest program at county elementary schools will open at 8 a.m. today and all morning prekindergarten classes...
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Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019, for the following counties: Anne Arundel Calvert Charles Prince Georges St. Mary’s The national weather service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday. Heat index...
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Health Department Offers Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

Health Department Offers Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

Extremely hot weather can cause sickness or even death, yet heat-related illness is preventable. Each year, extreme heat causes more deaths than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined. There are precautions you can take for you, your family and co-workers to prevent heat-related illness. Stay updated on local weather forecasts, and take steps to...
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Barn Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters in Evening Thunderstorms

Barn Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters in Evening Thunderstorms

On Monday, April 8, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Mechanicsville, Leonardtown, Hollywood, and Charles County responded to the area of Colton Point Road and Budds Creek Road, for the reported barn fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a large shed on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under 15...
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Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring a winter storm associated with a cold front that will affect mostly southern and eastern Maryland. The storm is forecast to make its way through late-Friday into Saturday morning. Elsewhere in Maryland forecasts call for rain, and MDOT SHA will carefully...
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Charles County Public Schools will Close Two Hours Early Today

Charles County Public Schools will Close Two Hours Early Today

Charles County Public Schools will close two hours early today, February 1, 2019. Afternoon and evening activities are canceled. There is no afternoon prekindergarten program today and morning preK students will remain at school until dismissal.
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Due to the impending cold weather predicted for the area, the Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management urges citizens to be prepared for winter weather. During extreme cold weather events, the primary concern is the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service or a shortage of supplies if storm or...
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Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Snow is likely during the Tuesday evening commute for the greater Baltimore and Washington area. Rain will develop and change to snow late Tuesday afternoon and early evening. The snow may be briefly heavy before ending later Tuesday evening. While accumulations are forecast to be on the order of 1 to 3 inches, the...
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Calvert County Public Schools are Closed Monday January 14, 2019

Calvert County Public Schools are Closed Monday January 14, 2019

Calvert County Public Schools will be closed on Monday January 14, 2019. All emergency personnel report as usual. All other personnel do not report to work. Child care is closed. Afternoon and Evening activities are canceled.
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Charles County Public Schools are Closed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Charles County Public Schools are Closed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Due to inclement weather, all Charles County public schools are closed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. There is a Code 2 for employees who follow the code system. Employees should check later tonight or tomorrow morning for a possible change in the Code status.
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Snow Emergency Plan Has Been Lifted for Calvert County 1/14/2019

Snow Emergency Plan Has Been Lifted for Calvert County 1/14/2019

UPDATE 1/14/2019: The Maryland State Police has lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties effective at immediately. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Southern Maryland. 1/12/2019: The Snow Emergency Plan for Calvert County has been placed into...
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Snow Emergency Plan Has Been Lifted for Charles County 1/14/2019

Snow Emergency Plan Has Been Lifted for Charles County 1/14/2019

UPDATE 1/14/2019: The Maryland State Police has lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties effective at immediately. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Southern Maryland. 1/12/2019: The Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County has been placed into effect...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for Sunday, January 13, 2019

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for Sunday, January 13, 2019

The winter storm warning for St. Mary’s County has been extended to 6 p.m. Sunday. Accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected. Travel could be very difficult due to snow covered and slippery roads. Drivers are urged to postpone all unnecessary travel until...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather January 13, 2019

NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather January 13, 2019

UPDATE: NAS Patuxent River Operating under Restricted Access/Telework Status due to Weather January 13, 2019 NAS Patuxent River has Restricted Access for all but Critical Personnel due to weather conditions January 13, 2019. Only critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Non-critical personnel should not report to work. Admin leave is granted...
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Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Tonight (and leave him some positive comments)

Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Tonight (and leave him some positive comments)

Frankie MacDonald is a young man from Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Canada who loves to make his own videos of weather reports for the USA and Canada. Frankie Joined YouTube on  Jun 13, 2011. Frankie also loves to get positive comments on his videos. See his “Be Prepared – the Weatherman Song” video HERE so you can leave him...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 12, 2019

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 12, 2019

A winter storm warning is in effect for St. Mary’s County. The National Weather Service is forecasting a total snowfall accumulation of between 5 and 6 inches for St. Mary’s County between 7 pm Saturday evening and 1 pm Sunday. Drivers are urged to stay off the roads. However, if travel is necessary, caution...
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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Extreme Southern Maryland.

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Extreme Southern Maryland.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by National Weather Service WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING… * WHAT…Significant snow possible. Snowfall accumulations of 5 or more inches possible. * WHERE…Portions of central Virginia, the Virginia Piedmont and extreme southern Maryland. * WHEN…From Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. The...
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Flood Watch Issued for St. Mary’s County

Flood Watch Issued for St. Mary’s County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for St. Mary’s County from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon. Moderate rainfall is expected with locally heavy rain possible. Rainfall amounts around 1 to 2 inches are most likely with locally higher amounts around 3 inches possible. Runoff from the rainfall may cause creeks and...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, December, 10, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, December, 10, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, December 10, 2018. All St. Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Monday, December 10, 2018, with a Code 2 for employees. Code 2 means that 10 and 11 month employees do not report to work....
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UPDATE: Snow Emergency Plan Activated for Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

UPDATE: Snow Emergency Plan Activated for Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

The Maryland State Police has activated the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County effective at 1640 hours on December 9th, 2018. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Charles County. Drivers can view the latest road conditions on SHA’s website at www.roads.maryland.gov...
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