Weather

St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools are now equipped with Lightning Detection Equipment at each of our three high schools. The lightning detection equipment includes an alert siren and visual strobe. When lightning is detected within 10 miles of each high school campus the alert siren and visual strobe will activate. After 30 minutes...
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September 3, 2020 – Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties Under Tornado Watch

September 3, 2020 – Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties Under Tornado Watch

National Weather Service says there is an extraordinary threat to life or property in District of Columbia, Anne Arundel County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Calvert County, Charles County, Carroll County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Fredericksburg, City of Manassas, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Prince William County,...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Honor Daryl Estep After Helping EMT’s Across Flood Waters to Access Patient After a Medical Emergency

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County were proud to Honor Daryl Estep from the Department of Public Works & Transportation at their Sept. 1 meeting. Daryl was nominated for recognition by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad for going above and beyond the call of duty when he assisted EMTs in getting through flood waters...
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Self Service Sandbags Available for Citizens Starting Friday, August 28, 2020, to Prepare for Hurricane Laura

Self Service Sandbags Available for Citizens Starting Friday, August 28, 2020, to Prepare for Hurricane Laura

Self-service sandbags will be available Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, for citizens wishing to prepare for next week’s possible flooding conditions due to Hurricane Laura. Sandbags will be available Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following convenience center locations: Charlotte Hall – 37766 New Market Turner Road Oakville – 26630 North Sandgates...
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National Weather Service Confirms Three Separate Tornados in St. Mary’s and Calvert County

National Weather Service Confirms Three Separate Tornados in St. Mary’s and Calvert County

The National Weather Service confirmed three separate Tornadoes in Southern Maryland, with two in St. Mary’s County, and one in Calvert County. The NWS reported they will be surveying storm data and damage and release a detailed report on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. EF 1 Tornado in Calvert County, 2.2-mile path from Dares Beach...
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UPDATED DAILY: Tornado, Hurricane, and Severe Weather Warnings and Alerts for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County

UPDATED DAILY: Tornado, Hurricane, and Severe Weather Warnings and Alerts for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County

MOST RECENT ALERTS WILL BE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, OLD/EXPIRED ALERTS WILL BE REMOVED Tornado Warning issued at 6:44 a.m., for Calvert & St. Mary’s – a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Patuxent River Naval Air Station, or near Town Creek, moving northwest at 20 mph. Town Creek...
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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is monitoring weather forecasts as Tropical Storm Isaias heads north along the eastern seaboard. With the potential impact of heavy rains and high winds facing Southern Maryland on Tuesday, area residents are urged to take steps to prepare for possible tropical storm-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom...
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Southern Maryland to Prepare for Effects from Tropical Storm Isaias

Southern Maryland to Prepare for Effects from Tropical Storm Isaias

As of Monday, 5:00 a.m: A Tropical Storm Watch, and Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Cecil, Baltimore, Kent, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s, Charles, St. Marys, Calvert, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester County in Maryland. First responders urge all citizens to use extra caution during this time due to...
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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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