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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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Fall Foliage and Festival Report: Sept. 24, 2018

Fall Foliage and Festival Report: Sept. 24, 2018

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for Sept. 24, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Soon the landscape will explode with vibrant colors of orange, red and yellow. Kids will be jumping into leaf piles you just raked and we’ll all “fall” back, setting clocks back an hour...
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The National Weather Service Has Issued a Tornado Watch for all of Southern Maryland

The National Weather Service Has Issued a Tornado Watch for all of Southern Maryland

UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Tornado Watch that is in effect until 10:00 p.m. tonight for the following counties: Anne Arundel Calvert Charles Prince Georges St. Mary’s 9/17/2018 @ 3:40 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Tornado Warning for West central Charles County in southern...
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Sandbag Distribution Available for St. Mary’s County Residents

Sandbag Distribution Available for St. Mary’s County Residents

The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation advises citizens sandbags will be available for distribution at the six (6) convenience centers for citizens wishing to prepare for possible flooding conditions due to Hurricane Florence. Sandbags will be distributed on Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12. Sandbags will be available while...
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Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Governor Larry Hogan Reminds Marylanders to Prepare for Continued Rain, Storms throughout this Week

Rain is in the forecast for the remainder of this week and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is reminding residents to be prepared for additional storms and flooding. “Much of the state has already experienced heavy rain and flooding and these conditions are predicted to continue for the next several days,” said Governor Larry Hogan....
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for Thursday, March 22

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for Thursday, March 22

Drivers are urged to exercise caution as slick spots have developed following yesterday’s snowfall around the county. Due to road conditions, the following delays and schedule changes will be in effect for Thursday, March 22: All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will open at 10 a.m. Essential personnel should report at their normal time....
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