Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Gusty winds increase wildfire threats Tuesday, while Friday could bring snow and sleet.
Oddly enough, both fire and ice are weather threats this week in Baltimore County. On Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service released a Special Weather Statement over much of Maryland and Virginia, including Baltimore County. It warned that strong winds, between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph, as well as 20 percent humidity, would result in "enhanced fire weather threat through sunset." The NWS urged people to avoid outdoor burning as it could spread wildfire. Temperatures Tuesday are expected to reach a high near 27 degrees and dip to around 14 after dark, the NWS reported. Later this week on Friday, snow and sleet are highly likely, expected to begin before 1 p.m. Temperatures may hit 28 degrees during the day. Be sure …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The National Weather Service has downgraded its predictions for snow in Baltimore County.
UPDATE (Jan. 17, 12:54 p.m.)—The Baltimore area may have dodged 2013's first snow storm. Conditions have been significantly downgraded from earlier predictions of more than 5 inches of snow in the southern areas of Maryland. Thursday afternoon could bring a mix of snow and rain over Baltimore County after 4 p.m. Expect a high temperature around 42 degrees and northwest winds between 3 and 5 mph. Rain and snow may continue between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. with temperatures dipping below 30 degrees, the National Weather Service reports. A Winter Storm Watch for Howard, Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's counties and points south, including much of northern Virginia—where more than 5 inches of snow had previously been predicted—has been canceled by …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The affected schools will remain closed on Friday.
Eight Baltimore County public schools will be closed on Friday due to power outages caused by June 29 thunderstorms. All activities at the affected schools are canceled, and school staff working at those sites will report to alternate locations, according to a Baltimore County Public Schools news release. The power outages caused closures on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as well. Immediately following the storms, 52 schools had lost power. Service has been restored to 44 of them. The following schools will remain closed: Campfield Early Childhood Center Fort Garrison Elementary Pikesville High Powhatan Elementary Sudbrook Magnet Middle Victory Villa Elementary Woodholme Elementary Woodmoor Elementary