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
The Prince George's County government is open with a liberal leave policy in effect.
Udate: 10:30 a.m.: Bowie State University is now closed for the day on Wednesday Original story: Prince George's County Pubic Schools (PGCPS) are closed and all after-school activities canceled on Wednesday due to a snowstorm predicted to dump between five and ten inches of snow in the region. PGCPS are operating under a Code Yellow, which requires only emergency employees to report as scheduled. The Prince George's County Government will remain open Wednesday, with liberal leave for all non-essential employees, but Prince George's County District Court is closed for the day. Department of Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed to the public Wednesday, with a liberal leave police in effect for non-essential employees. The …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
No major snow is predicted, but some cold and wet precipitation is predicted to fall in Prince George's County over the next two days.
While no major snow event is forecasted in Prince George’s County this week, there is some wintry weather in our future. According to the National Weather Service, rain mixed with snow and sleet is likely tonight, switching to all rain by 4 a.m. Lows of around 35 degrees are predicted and little to no accumulation is expected. Friday’s weather is predicted to be rainy and foggy, with highs around 45 degrees. The weather will turn cooler and breezy, with winds increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. NWS gives a 30 percent chance of snow overnight, again with little to no accumulation.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The advisory lasts from 5 a.m. until noon in much of Maryland.
Much of Maryland—from the D.C. metro area to the Baltimore suburbs—is under a winter weather advisory Monday morning. The advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. until noon in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties, as well as Baltimore City, the National Weather Service announced Sunday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s by midday, but morning commuters may encounter freezing rain mixed with sleet and possibly snow, according to the advisory. Only a trace of accumulation is expected. Winds from the south will gust to 10 to 15 mph, the advisory said. The precipitation "will cause travel difficulties," the advisory said. Drivers should use caution and "be prepared for slippery roads and limited" …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
See how local residents, government agencies and transit systems are responding to the first bout of winter weather.
Overnight snow causing slushy conditions on roadway.
Faculty, staff and students in Prince George's County's public schools get to sleep in a bit today, courtesy of the overnight winter weather. In an email alert, school officials announced that offices and schools will be operating on a two-hour delay today. Here's the announcement in full: Prince George's Cunty Public Schools will operate under a two hours delay today due to emergency weather conditions. This includes all schools, offices and programs. Please visit our website for updates: www.pgcps.org.
As region deals with snow, federal workers can take unscheduled leave or telework.
As the Washington region deals with the first real bout of winter weather this morning, the federal government is giving its employees the option to stay home. Federal agencies are open, but federal workers have the option to take unscheduled leave or an unscheduled telework day, according to a message from the Office of Personnel Management distributed by the notify Me Prince George's alert system.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Here's a look at the week's forecast, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Seems as if we've been asking "where’s winter?" for weeks now. Well, here it is. It’s going to be so cold this week that the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook. Add to that a winter storm that may be coming our way, and it looks like the cold season has arrived. Today, the highs will be in the low 20s. The dry winter air coupled with wind gusts approaching 30 mph will also make for prime wildfire conditions, according to NWS. Temperatures will drop to the mid-teens tonight and the winds will persist. Wednesday, temperatures will reach the high 20s. It should also be breezy, but not as severe as Monday. Temperatures will drop to the high-teens at night. Thursday’s temperatures should reach the high-20s …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The National Weather Service's update forecast does have some precipitation, but not the white, fluffy kind.
At least you have bread and milk. The National Weather Service has cancelled its winter weather advisory for Howard County, and Friday's forecast is all sun, all day. There is still a chance of a few snowflakes this evening, according to NWS, but not many. This evening there is a slight chance of rain, becoming more likely after about 7 p.m. But with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees until late tonight, don’t expect a snow day tomorrow. According to NWS, the rain will end overnight and skies will quickly clear up and Friday's forecast shows clear, sunny skies, with temperatures reaching the high-30s.