Monday, March 25, 2013
Photos from the spring snow storm that fell in Howard County on March 25, 2013.
Despite schools being closed, few people were outside braving the mix of snow and rain that fell Monday morning. Main roads such as avenues in Columbia and highways like Route 100 and 29 were not too treacherous on Monday, but less traveled roads like New Cut Road in Ellicott City had some snow on them. Patch captured the above photos Monday morning in Ellicott City, Columbia and Elkridge. Add your own spring snow photos by clicking on the upload photos button below the pictures. Related Articles PHOTOS: It's Not Snow Bad Now PHOTOS: Sandy's Aftermath in Columbia
Much of the region was blanketed Monday by heavy, wet snow.
Update, 12:51 p.m.: All after-school and evening activities at Prince George's County Public Schools have been canceled due to today's inclement weather. Original article: Prince George's County Public Schools are operating under a two-hour delay Monday thanks to a burst of wet, heavy snow that blanketed much of the region overnight. Emergency personnel still must report on time, according to school officials. The following schedule changes are also in effect:
Parking, plowing, shoveling, and more.
Below, find a copy of Laurel's official snow policies. A few key takeaways: When is a Snow Emergency in Effect? The City's Snow Emergency Plan goes into effect whenever a Snow Emergency is declared for Prince George's County. Also, the Mayor may proclaim or end a Snow Emergency. Snow Emergencies are announced on most local radio and television stations. Laurel Cable Network, Channel 71 on Comcast and Channel 12 on FiOS, broadcasts snow related announcements and closings. Please click here, to view the City's Snow Emergency Route Map. Parking Restrictions During a Snow Emergency, parking is prohibited on the even numbered side of designated City Snow Routes. All other posted parking restrictions remain in effect. Parking is prohibited on …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wednesday's system brought plenty of rain—but not much accumulation—to Laurel.
Update, 2:43 p.m.: The National Weather Service has canceled the winter storm warning for Laurel and much of the surrounding area. Instead, a winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 p.m., with more rain expected and snow accumulations of 1-2" still possible. Temperatures should be in the low- to mid-30s with gusts of up to 35 mph. "Slushy to snow-covered roads combined with temperatures around freezing will produce icy areas," the NWS warns. "Drive with caution." Update, 12:44 p.m.: The National Weather Service now projects that the storm will bring an additional 4-6" of snow in the Laurel area on top of any existing accumulations. Update, 10:48 a.m.: The latest projection from the National Weather Service shows a total accumulation …
Howard County has prepared for a serious storm. It doesn't seem to have come.
Howard County Public Schools, libraries and senior centers are closed. County officials are on "liberal leave.” The Howard County Emergency Operations Center has been activated since 4 a.m. Public works crews have been salting the roads since 3 a.m. Plows have been standing by. But, “In a lot of the county, there’s nothing plowable,” county spokesman Mark Miller said. Residents can check the condition of county roads online. The storm dubbed ‘Snowquester’ that has been dumping heavy, wet snow on the area since just after midnight Wednesday has not wrought the havoc that many were expecting. But as of noon Wednesday, the heaviest precipitation had not yet fallen. “We could get isolated ‘snow bombs’ this afternoon,” Miller said – small …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The meeting set for Wednesday night will now be held Thursday night at 7 p.m.
From the City of Laurel: Mayor Craig A. Moe and the Laurel City Council have made the decision that due to the potential for inclement weather on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, the Work Session, originally scheduled for 7:00 p.m., will be moved to Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Laurel Municipal Center. Mayor Moe asks residents that if the heavy snow does hit the Laurel area, to please be safe and to keep checking the City’s website, laurel.md.us, and our Facebook and Twitter sites for current information on the City’s storm preparations and actions.
Winter weather is on the way—and with it, a possible snow emergency.
With several inches of snow expected across the region between Tuesday night and Thursday morning, the City of Laurel is readying its salting and snow removal equipment and making preparations for the storm. Below, find a copy of Laurel's official snow policies. A few key takeaways: When is a Snow Emergency in Effect? The City's Snow Emergency Plan goes into effect whenever a Snow Emergency is declared for Prince George's County. Also, the Mayor may proclaim or end a Snow Emergency. Snow Emergencies are announced on most local radio and television stations. Laurel Cable Network, Channel 71 on Comcast and Channel 12 on FiOS, broadcasts snow related announcements and closings. Please click here, to view the City's Snow Emergency Route Map. …
Here's a look at the week ahead in weather courtesy of the National Weather Service.
The bad news: expect a dreary week ahead with blustery winds, rain, sleet and snow, and not too much sun. The good news: we’ll get that out of the way in time, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), to have a good-looking weekend. We should see sunny skies Monday, but it will be a blustery day, with 15 to 25 mph winds from the northwest and temperatures reaching the low-40s, dropping to the high 20s at night. Clouds will increase Tuesday, when we’ll see a high temperature in the mid-40s, dropping to the mid-30s at night. There’s a 70 percent chance of rain Tuesday night, and snow after 4 a.m. There’s an 80 percent chance of snow Wednesday morning, turning to a rain/snow mix later in the day. Temperatures should hit just the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Laurel and much of the surrounding region, with accumulations of up to 5 inches or more expected on Wednesday. Precipitation is expected to begin as a mix of rain and snow, changing over to all snow Tuesday night. Wind gusts may reach up to 30 mph, according to the NWS. The service also warns of difficult driving conditions and is urging residents to begin proper winter storm preparations. The storm watch is in effect Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.
Friday, February 22, 2013
A hazardous weather outlook warns of a nasty wintry mix.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Howard County Friday. According to the forecast discussion, we can expect a sleet and snow mix. The precipitation, whatever it may be, will likely begin around 6 p.m. NWS is predicting not much accumulation -- "maybe a trace to a couple hundredths of an inch." Temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-30s Friday afternoon and night.