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December 15, 2010

Winter Weather Advisory for S. Md, Lower E. Shore

Go south, snow lovers! But drive carefully. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for three counties in Southern Maryland and for three more the Lower Eastern Shore.

Forecasters say those folks in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday. Temperatures will hover in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

In Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset counties on the Shore - including the beaches - the forecast calls for 1 to 2 inches of snow between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Says NWS Sterling:

"A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING."

40 pct chance of snowAs for the rest of us up here in the urban corridor, the forecast holds a Hazardous Weather Outlook message noting snow to our south. But the expectation for BWI-Marshall is a 40 percent chance for "less than a half-inch" of snow accumulation. Here's the NWS forecast office in Sterling:

"THERE MAY BE A SHARP SNOW CUTOFF IN THE [FORECAST AREA] ..W/
CLOSE TO THE MASON-DIXON LINE RECEIVING LITTLE TO NONE. HIGHLAND TO
NELSON/ALBE [COUNTIES IN VA.] LOOKS TO RECEIVE THE MOST SNOW...UP TO 4".

"GREENE TO ST. MARYS [IN MARYLAND] SHOULD RECEIVE 2-3". DC METRO UP TO 1". BECAUSE OF THIS WE`VE ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISRY FOR THURS WELL SOUTH OF DC. IT MAY BE THAT A "1" FOR THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE" ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE GREATER DC AREA..."

Meanwhile, a Winter Storm Warning has been posted for central, southern and southwestern Virginia, including Richmond. Two to 5 inches of snow is expected in some areas. 

Posted by Frank Roylance at 5:00 PM | | Comments (0)
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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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