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Charles County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

Charles County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

The following facilities and/or services for Recreation, Tourism, and Parks will be closed or canceled on Sunday, Jan. 8. Lackey, Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center, and North Point High Indoor pools will be closed. All Community Centers and Port Tobacco Recreation Center will be closed. Scheduled basketball and indoor soccer games for Sunday have...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

Due to the winter storm, the following schedule changes are in effect: All Recreation and Parks programs and activities are cancelled and all facilities are closed. All youth basketball games scheduled in St. Mary’s County public schools for Saturday through Sunday have been cancelled. The St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will resume operations at...
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Snow Emergency Plan Activated for St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties

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

The Maryland State Police has activated the Snow Emergency Plan for St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties effective January 7, 2017. Current weather conditions and/or forecasts indicate that normal vehicular travel is or will become extremely dangerous. Motorists are encouraged to stay off of the roadways. This will allow emergency services and State Highway...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 7, 2017

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 7, 2017

Due to the winter storm impacting the county, the following schedule changes are in effect for Saturday, January 7: All St. Mary’s County Public School buildings and facilities are closed. All activities are cancelled for the entire weekend. Recreation and Parks programs are cancelled. An assessment regarding Sunday activities will be made later in...
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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Charles County

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Charles County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Charles County effective Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents are asked to minimize travel during these times as the snow will cause hazardous travel conditions. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility. The NWS issues a winter...
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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s County

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

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...
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Special Weather Statement Issued by the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement Issued by the National Weather Service

A Special Weather Statement has been Issued by the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington (Washington D.C., Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, Eastern West Virginia) Sudden strong winds crossing Baltimore Washington area. An approaching cold front will bring sudden gusty winds and quickly dropping temperatures with it. Northwest winds will gust up to 30 to 40 mph...
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Update Re: State Police Response To Storm Related Crashes

Update Re: State Police Response To Storm Related Crashes

Updated information regarding Maryland State Police response to traffic crashes resulting from yesterday’s weather indicates troopers responded to more than 370 crashes across the state, most of which were minor, or did not involve personal injury. From midnight Friday, December 16th until midnight yesterday, Maryland state troopers responded to 377 traffic crashes.  Of those,...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Dangerous Road Conditions, Traffic Fatalities

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Dangerous Road Conditions, Traffic Fatalities

Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement following multiple traffic fatalities due to dangerous weather conditions: “I strongly urge all Marylanders to use common sense and put their safety first by heeding all travel warnings from state and local authorities. Road conditions in many areas of the state are still extremely dangerous, and...
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Freezing Rain Advisory for All of Southern Maryland

Freezing Rain Advisory for All of Southern Maryland

A Freezing Rain Advisory now in effect until noon today. Hazard types: Freezing rain Ice accumulations: Up to a tenth-inch Timing: Periods of freezing rain will continue this morning. It  will change to rain as temperatures warm above freezing towards noon. Impacts: Hazardous travel is expected due to icy roads and walkways. Winds: South 5...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Wintry Precipitation

State Highway Administration Prepares for Wintry Precipitation

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is making final preparations for winter weather expected to bring a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain to much of Maryland. For the past two days, crews pre-treated interstates and other major roads salt brine, which helps reduce the initial bonding of snow and...
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow lasting several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet, and freezing rain. Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, it is important to be...
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Charles County Warming Centers Available During the 2016-2017 Winter Season

Charles County Warming Centers Available During the 2016-2017 Winter Season

The public buildings listed below are available as warming centers during regular business hours for frigid temperatures during the 2016- 2017 winter season: Capital Clubhouse 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf Open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Daily Charles County Public Library All branches La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Avenue., La Plata P.D. Brown Memorial...
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Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Mild temperatures are on the way out and colder temperatures are in our forecast this weekend. The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) is reminding everyone that home fires are more prevalent in cold weather than in any other time of the year. This is due in part to an increase in cooking...
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Elevated Risk of Wildfires in Maryland

Elevated Risk of Wildfires in Maryland

With this fall’s high winds and dry foliage, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises citizens to use caution in outdoor fire activities and postpone unnecessary open-air burnings. Wildfires occur in every month in Maryland but generally peak in the spring and fall. Firefighters spent hours battling a 7-acre blaze Sunday just west of Thurmont in Frederick County....
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State Highway Administration Gears up for Winter Weather in Maryland

State Highway Administration Gears up for Winter Weather in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is prepared for the upcoming winter season. No matter which forecast you read, the truth is the winter of 2016/2017 could leave Maryland covered in snow, pelted with sleet or encrusted in freezing rain any given day. With millions of people trying to get to...
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A Flash Flood Watch Has Been Issued for Southern Maryland

A Flash Flood Watch Has Been Issued for Southern Maryland

Flash flood watch from 2 a.m., edt thu until 8am edt Fri …flash flood watch in effect from late Wednesday night through Friday morning. The national weather service in sterling Virginia has issued a flash flood watch for all of Southern Maryland. Anne Arundel Calvert Charles St. Mary’s Prince Georges From late Wednesday night...
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Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Southern Maryland (and leave him some positive comments)

Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Southern Maryland (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 also loves to get positive comments on his videos. See his “Be Prepared – the Weatherman Song” video HERE so you can leave him some encouraging and positive comments. You...
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Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Southern Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Southern Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties beginning Friday, September 2 in anticipation of heavy rains, strong winds, and potential flooding associated with Tropical Storm Hermine. The Executive Order will allow...
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Tropical Storm Warning In Effect for St. Mary’s County

Tropical Storm Warning In Effect for St. Mary’s County

Tropical Storm Warning In Effect A Tropical Storm Warning means Tropical Storm wind conditions are expected somewhere within this area and within the next 36 hours. Locations affected. St. Marys County Wind. Latest Local Forecast: below tropical storm force wind. Peak wind forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Current threat to life and...
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Metcom Advises Customers to Prepare for Hermine

Metcom Advises Customers to Prepare for Hermine

A tropical storm warning has been issued for southern Maryland indicating that tropical storm force conditions are likely. Therefore, the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) encourages all customers to prepare for associated high winds, heavy rains and localized flooding. Please visit the National Weather Service at HERE for local weather updates. In the event of severe weather...
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St. Mary’s County Government Press Release as Tropical Storm Hermine Strengthens

St. Mary’s County Government Press Release as Tropical Storm Hermine Strengthens

The Department of Emergency Services & Technology is closely monitoring the activity of Tropical Strom Hermine. The department is advising residents to closely follow weather reports and prepare for the possibility of its impact in the region over the next few days. Threats: Possible Impacts from Tropical Storm Hermine, primarily Freshwater Flooding Timing: Saturday – Monday; September...
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Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

With the potential heavy rains and high winds facing Southern Maryland this weekend, area residents are urged to take steps to prepare for possible weather-related power outages. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is monitoring weather forecasts, and co-op crews are prepared to restore power if outages occur. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom Dennison, “Whenever...
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Tropical Storm Hermine Could Impact Southern Maryland this Weekend.

Tropical Storm Hermine Could Impact Southern Maryland this Weekend.

It appears Tropical Storm Hermine could impact Southern Maryland this Labor Day weekend. Below are some tips on Emergency Preparedness. Gather Emergency Supplies If a disaster strikes in your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for several days. You may think that you will have enough time to run...
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Heat Advisory Remains in Effect Until 8:00 p.m. this Evening

Heat Advisory Remains in Effect Until 8:00 p.m. this Evening

Heat index values between 105 and 109 expected, due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s, and dewpoints in the mid 70’s A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. the combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Take...
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