Monday, March 25, 2013
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 …
Government officials on 'liberal leave.'
The Howard County Public School System has cancelled school today as the snowstorm dubbed 'Snowquester' began dumping what the National Weather Service predicts will be up to 10 inches of snow on the area. Accordig to a statement released by the school system, in addition to classes, "All evening activities in schools, both school-sponsored and community-sponsored, are canceled. This includes high school athletic practices and games." Howard County government officials are on 'liberal leave,' meaning employees with time off can take the day off. Howard Community College will also be closed, according to its website. This article has been edited.
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. …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Laurel and much of the region are expected to get a dose of winter weather this week.
Baltimore Gas and Electric is bringing in 500 extra workers to help with any power outages that might occur thanks to a winter storm expected to roll in Tuesday evening and Wednesday. Wind gusts could climb as high as 50 mph, causing outages and even preventing the use of bucket trucks to make quick repairs, the utility said in a statement. "Snow accumulations are forecasted to reach between six to 15 inches," BGE warned. "Coupled with high wind gusts, heavy, wet snow can cover tree limbs, electric delivery equipment and power lines, and cause power outages." A winter storm watch is in effect for much of the region from Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service is calling for "heavy wet snow, gusty winds, [and] …
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.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Snow is in the forecast for Thursday.
Update Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m.: National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm watch. A winter weather advisory is now in effect from 10 a.m. today until 1 a.m. Friday. Rain will change to snow in the afternoon and there will be one to three inches of accumulation. Original Story: The temperature will drop to the low 30s and Prince George's County could see up to four inches of snow Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow and rain may mix at the onset, especially south of D.C. Thursday morning and will change to all snow late Thursday morning and afternoon. The snow is forecasted to end Thursday night, according to the NWS. Citizens can access weather alerts through NotifyMe Prince George’s as well as the emergency …
The National Weather Service has issued the following alert.
Updated at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday Ready for snow? The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for Howard County and much of the Baltimore and DC region Thursday and forecasts a possible five - or more - inches of snow. A winter storm watch means there is the potential for significant snowfall, as opposed to a warning, which indicates a storm is imminent. Precipitation will begin as a mix of snow and rain Thursday morning, changing to snow later in the morning and through the afternoon, according to the watch. "Snow may be heavy at times during the afternoon and evening," according to the storm watch, which means the evening commute might be affected. In addition to snow, NWS is forecasting winds gusting as fast as 20 …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Howard County until 1 p.m. Wednesday as a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow moves through Maryland. According to NWS, the wintry mix will continue through early Wednesday afternoon. With temperatures hovering in the upper 20s and lower 30s Wednesday morning and winds gusting up to 35 mph, the roads remain slick and travel conditions “treacherous.” The wintry mix should turn into all rain by this afternoon, according to NWS, as temperatures rise above freezing. NWS expects precipitation to move off the coast early Thursday morning, leaving behind a dry, cold, windy day, which will “help to dry the region but do little to warm it up.” Wind speeds of 30 – 40 mph …