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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 THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.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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State Highway Administration Warns of Potential Snowfall During Afternoon Rush Hour

State Highway Administration Warns of Potential Snowfall During Afternoon Rush Hour

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is warning motorists of the potential for snow squalls to arrive just in time for the Friday evening commute. Any precipitation that coincides with rush hour (3/4 p.m. to 7/8 p.m.) periods is extremely hazardous since plow/salt trucks are unable to treat pavements in the...
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Special Weather Statement Issued February 10 at 5:28PM EST until February 11 at 7:00PM EST

Special Weather Statement Issued February 10 at 5:28PM EST until February 11 at 7:00PM EST

Event: Special Weather Statement Alert: SNOW SHOWERS MAY PRODUCE A COATING OF SNOW THIS EVENING… SNOW SHOWERS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS SOUTHERN MARYLAND AND PARTS OF EASTERN VIRGINIA. SOME AREAS MAY RECEIVE A COATING OF SNOW. ROADS ARE STARTING WARM BUT SOME ICY PATCHES MAY DEVELOP AS TEMPERATURES COOL. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION AS WE...
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Snow, Wintry Mix Expected in Charles County Later Tonight

Snow, Wintry Mix Expected in Charles County Later Tonight

Forecasters are expecting snow and a wintry mix to begin in Charles County starting after midnight tonight. The National Weather Service (NWS) is currently forecasting approximately a half foot of snow in central and northern Maryland. Locally, NWS expects Charles County will likely receive less than 1 inch of snow, along with rain, and...
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Expected Precipitation of Rain/Snow Could Cause Problems During Rush Hour Today and Tomorrow Morning

Expected Precipitation of Rain/Snow Could Cause Problems During Rush Hour Today and Tomorrow Morning

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is preparing for the next winter storm of the season, with precipitation expected to begin during today’s afternoon rush hour and continue all day Tuesday. While precipitation is forecasted to begin as rain in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas, it is expected to change...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, February 5, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, February 5, 2016

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: Delayed opening of two hours Friday, February 5, 2016. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start students. We will continue to monitor the weather situation and update accordingly. Employee Code 1: St....
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Winter Weather Advisory Issued February 04 at 9:59PM EST until February 05 at 10:00AM EST

Winter Weather Advisory Issued February 04 at 9:59PM EST until February 05 at 10:00AM EST

Alert: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST FRIDAY… * PRECIPITATION TYPE…RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW. * HAZARD TYPES…ACCUMULATING SNOW LATE TONIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 2 INCHES…WITH UP TO 3 INCHES NEAR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. * TIMING…RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. A...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Golden Beach

Motor Vehicle Accident in Golden Beach

On January 24, 2016, police and fire and rescue crews from Mechanicsville and Hughesville responded to a report of a serious accident along Golden Beach Road at Jane Gay Drive in Mechanicsville. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved with one off the roadway into the ditch with one patient still in...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools, including FULL day Head Start, will have a delayed opening of two hours for Wednesday, January 27, 2016. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start. Employee...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Involving a Tractor Trailer

Motor Vehicle Accident in Involving a Tractor Trailer

At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016, officers from the the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Poplar Hill Road and Mattawoman Beantown Road for the report of a motor vehicle collision. An investigation revealed that a 2005 Honda Accord was traveling southbound on Poplar Hill Road when the...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Submits Letter of Intent to FEMA to Pursue Disaster Assistance

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Submits Letter of Intent to FEMA to Pursue Disaster Assistance

MEMA Executive Director Russell Strickland has sent a letter of intent for the State of Maryland to pursue federal disaster assistance and to request that FEMA begin the coordination for joint damage assessments following the winter storm that covered Maryland in snow this past weekend. While response efforts, including snow removal, are continuing, Maryland...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Last updated January 25, 2016 at 9:56 p.m. St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will be closed for students Tuesday, January 26 . Code 2 for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: Recovery operations continued Monday with 44 contractors supplementing county crews. The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation will return to normal operations on...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg Just After Blizzard

Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg Just After Blizzard

On January 24, 2016, Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies and fire and rescue personnel from Newburg and Bel Alton responded to a report of a serious accident along Crain Highway in Newburg. Crews arrived on scene to discover single vehicle overturned with one patient trapped. One patient was transported with minor injuries. The cause of the...
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Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Recovery Efforts for Winter Storm Jonas

Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Recovery Efforts for Winter Storm Jonas

“Governor Larry Hogan warned that cleanup and recovery from the weekend’s historic snowstorm will take days, and urged Maryland residents to continue to stay off the roads. Hogan said at a news conference late Sunday morning that even though the storm has passed and the sun is shining, roads remain ‘extremely treacherous.’ He says...
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State Highway Administration Continues Snow Removal from Historic Maryland Winter Storm

State Highway Administration Continues Snow Removal from Historic Maryland Winter Storm

This weekend’s record-setting recent snow storm continues to bring monumental challenges for road crews, producing more than 30 inches of snow for most part of Maryland. “Our hard-working crews worked through the storm to keep roads passable and are now working to clear more lanes, ramps and intersections,” stated SHA Administrator Gregory C. Johnson,...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 25, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 25, 2016

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will be closed on Monday, January 25, 2016. Employee Code 3: St. Mary’s County Public Schools are closed on Monday, January 25, 2016. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for 12 month employees. St.Mary’s Ryken’s: will be Closed on Monday, January 25. Code 3 for...
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