Weather

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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Cooling Centers in Calvert County Available During Sweltering Temperatures

Cooling Centers in Calvert County Available During Sweltering Temperatures

With temperatures expected to soar to 100 degrees today and throughout the weekend and the heat index reaching even higher, residents are reminded there are several places in Calvert County to visit if they need to cool off. The county’s community centers and the Calvert Library’s Prince Frederick Branch will be open during regular...
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Understanding Heat Waves

Understanding Heat Waves

With temperatures projected to exceed 100 degrees this weekend, citizens are urged understand the meaning of an advisory, watch or warning and to exercise caution during the heat wave. In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is defined as a prolonged period...
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Outdoor Pools Hours in Charles County Extended Over Weekend Due to Extreme Heat

Outdoor Pools Hours in Charles County Extended Over Weekend Due to Extreme Heat

Due to the expected extreme heat this weekend, the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is extending the outdoor pool hours on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 to 8 p.m. Cool off this weekend and make a splash in a Charles County pool. Outdoor pools: Thomas Stone High School (3785 Leonardtown Road,...
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Calvert County Residents Are Urged to Prepare for Weekend Temperature Spike

Calvert County Residents Are Urged to Prepare for Weekend Temperature Spike

Outdoor temperatures are expected to spike this weekend, and the Calvert County Department of Public Safety reminds residents there are several places in the county offering respite from heat. The county’s community centers are open during regular hours and safe drinking water is available in each of them. Residents who need to take refuge...
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Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

With temperatures expected to soar to the upper 90s today and the heat index reaching even higher, residents are reminded there are several places in Calvert County to visit if they need to cool off. The county’s community centers and the Calvert Library’s Prince Frederick Branch will be open during regular hours and safe...
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Citizens Urged to Use Caution as Temperatures Rise

Citizens Urged to Use Caution as Temperatures Rise

The warmest weather of the season is in the forecast for this week. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s today and tomorrow. On Friday, temperatures will rise into the mid-90s with heat index values of between 100 and 105 + degrees. Saturday is also expected to be hot and humid, with the...
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Cooling Centers in Charles County Available During Summer Months

Cooling Centers in Charles County Available During Summer Months

When the summer heat begins, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. The public buildings listed below are open during regular business hours for use by residents as cooling centers throughout the summer: Capital Clubhouse  3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf Richard R. Clark Senior Center 1210 Charles Street, La Plata Nanjemoy Community Center ...
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Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season is Most Likely this Year

Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season is Most Likely this Year

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will most likely be near-normal, but forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult. NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named...
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Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Are You Prepared?

Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 15-21 this year. Prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30.  Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding.  Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Take the time today to ensure...
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Charles County Department of Emergency Services Reminds Citizens that Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Charles County Department of Emergency Services  Reminds Citizens that Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Now that tornado season is here, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to be prepared.  Tornadoes are violent by nature and capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects like deadly missiles.  A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground...
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Start of Spring Brings Threat of Extreme Weather

Start of Spring Brings Threat of Extreme Weather

With spring in full swing, the region can experience extreme weather that can include high winds, heavy rains, lightning, hail and the formation of tornadoes. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management encourages all residents to be prepared. This week is also Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week and Calvert County...
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National Weather Service has Issued a Red Flag Warning

National Weather Service has Issued a Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Southern Maryland, which is in effect from 10 a.m. This morning to 8 p.m. this evening. A RED FLAG WARNING means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and...
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UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning Issued March 03 at 10:43PM EST until March 04 at 10:00AM EST

UPDATE:  Winter Storm Warning Issued March 03 at 10:43PM EST until March 04 at 10:00AM EST

Alert: …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST FRIDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 6 INCHES. * TIMING…LOCALLY MODERATE...
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Register Now for National Weather Service’s SKYWARN Tropical Class

Register Now for National Weather Service’s SKYWARN Tropical Class

The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology is hosting a SKYWARN – Tropical training session on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room inside the Chesapeake Building. The address is 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. Many Americans feel the effects of severe weather every year. To...
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National Weather Service Has Issued a Weather Alert for Parts of Southern Maryland

National Weather Service Has Issued a Weather Alert for Parts of Southern Maryland

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 226 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016 ANZ530>543-DCZ001-MDZ011-013-014-016>018-508-VAZ052>057-251330- CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM...
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UPDATED: Flood Watch Issued February 16 at 3:24AM EST until February 16 at 5:00PM EST

UPDATED: Flood Watch Issued February 16 at 3:24AM EST until February 16 at 5:00PM EST

Event: Flood Watch Alert: …FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING… THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MARYLAND…ANNE ARUNDEL…CALVERT…CARROLL…CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD…CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY… CHARLES…FREDERICK MD…NORTHERN BALTIMORE…NORTHWEST HARFORD…NORTHWEST HOWARD…NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY…PRINCE GEORGES…SOUTHEAST HARFORD…SOUTHERN BALTIMORE…ST. MARYS AND WASHINGTON. THE DISTRICT OF...
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UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory Issued February 15 at 7:21PM EST until February 16 at 10:00AM EST

UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory Issued February 15 at 7:21PM EST until February 16 at 10:00AM EST

Event: Winter Weather Advisory Alert: …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST TUESDAY… …WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED....
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, February 16, 2016

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: Closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Employee Code 2:All St. Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Tuesday, February 16, 2016 with a Code 2 for employees. Code 2 means that 10 and 11 month employees do not report to work. 12 month employees report to work up...
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State Highway Administration Crews Plowing and Salting To Keep Roads Passable and Prevent Icing

State Highway Administration Crews Plowing and Salting To Keep Roads Passable and Prevent Icing

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are plowing and salting highways as a winter storm system is passing through the State. SHA will continue winter operations into the evening and tomorrow morning depending on weather conditions. As crews treat highways, it can take an hour to complete their assigned route...
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Wind Chill Advisory Issued February 13 at 11:55AM EST until February 14 at 9:00AM EST

Wind Chill Advisory Issued February 13 at 11:55AM EST until February 14 at 9:00AM EST

Event: Wind Chill Advisory Alert: …WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST SUNDAY… * WIND CHILLS…0 TO 5 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. * WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH TONIGHT. * TEMPERATURES…FALLING INTO THE SINGLE...
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Wind Advisory Issued February 12 at 1:13PM EST until February 13 at 6:00PM EST

Wind Advisory Issued February 12 at 1:13PM EST until February 13 at 6:00PM EST

Event: Wind Advisory Alert: WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM EST SATURDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM EST SATURDAY. * TIMING…LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. GREATEST WIND THREAT IS SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MIDDAY. * WINDS…NORTHWEST...
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