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December 27, 2010

Strong winds, not snow, affect commute

Fighting strong winds that threaten to undo their work, snowplow and salt crews continued to clear Maryland roads early Monday morning, especially in parts of the Eastern Shore, Cecil County and northern Harford County, state highway officials said.

Charlie Gischlar, a spokesman for the State Highway Administration, urged drivers to use extra caution when using Route 50 to travel to and from the Eastern Shore region, as parts of the highway still have some isolated snow patches.

High wind gusts, in some places reaching more than 45 mph, have been pushing snow back into already cleared areas, Gischlar said.

“In the rural areas we could have some lanes open and come back out on our next pass and they’ll be covered again,” he said.

The National Weather Service has a wind advisory in effect until 9 p.m. Monday for much of the Baltimore metropolitan area, as well as parts of Allegany county and Charles county.

“The big enemy today is going to be the wind, so wherever you go just take it slow,” Gischlar said.

Plow and salt crews are also out in southern and western Maryland, Gischlar said, who said he expected road conditions to improve as the day goes on.

“As soon as the sun starts to heat things up we should see some rapid improvement,” he said.

Gischlar recommended commuters check the state highway website for updates on traffic conditions and road closures

    --Yeganeh June Torbati


 

 

 

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Categories: Travel, Winter weather
        

June 30, 2005

Berlin weather

In honor or our traveling Weather Blog editor:
Berlin Weather
This British site gives forecast for region, in English, plus you can send a video weather postcard.
http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-bin/regframe?PRG=citybild&WMO=10384&LANG=en

Sprechen zie Deutsch ?
Institute für Meteorologie
http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/

World Weather source
"OFFICIAL weather observations, weather forecasts and
climatological information for selected cities supplied by
National Meteorological & Hydrological Services (NMHSs) worldwide.
The NMHSs make official weather observations in their respective
countries. Links to their official weather service web sites and
tourism board/organization are also provided whenever available.
Weather icons are shown alongside worded forecasts in this version
to facilitate visual inspection." Covers hundreds of cities around
the world. Also available in Arabic, Chinese, and Portuguese.

http://www.worldweather.org/

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Local weather and local travel warnings

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
335 PM EDT THU JUN 30 2005WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DRIFT SOUTHEAST OVER
THE AREA THROUGH 530 PM. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE A TENTH OF AN
INCH WITH A FEW LOCATIONS SEEING UP TO A HALF AN INCH.
____________________________________
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1124 AM EDT THU JUN 30 2005
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MARYLAND WEST OF THE
EASTERN SHORE INCLUDING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND EAST OF GARRETT
COUNTY...EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
WASHINGTON DC AND THE TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. ANY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH AND TORRENTIAL RAINFALL. DUE TO
THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF THE THUNDERSTORMS...FLASH FLOODING WILL ALSO
BE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC
REGION ON FRIDAY. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND
AHEAD OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. ANY SEVERE STORMS THAT DEVELOP
WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH...LARGE HAIL AND
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED THIS AFTERNOON.
__________________________

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
710 AM EDT THU JUN 30 2005

710 AM EDT THU JUN 30 2005

...LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN MAY OCCUR TODAY AND AGAIN FRIDAY...

A VERY HUMID AIR MASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE OVER EASTERN
PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, AND DELAWARE TODAY AND FRIDAY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED, AND WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN. AS A RESULT, THERE MAY BE FLOODING IN AREAS OF
POOR DRAINAGE AND ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. IF YOU LIVE IN A
LOCATION THAT IS PRONE TO FLASH FLOODING BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO
HIGHER GROUND IF YOU EXPERIENCE A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM THAT IS
ACCOMPANIED BY VERY HEAVY RAINFALL.

USE EXTRA CARE IF YOU WILL BE OUT ON THE ROAD DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS. THE HEAVY RAIN WILL REDUCE YOUR VISIBILITY. ALSO, BE SURE
NOT TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS, AS THE WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN
YOU THINK.

IN ADDITION TO THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN, ANY OF THE SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TODAY MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING, WIND GUSTS UP TO AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL. IF YOU
OBSERVE THREATENING WEATHER, SEEK SHELTER AT ONCE.

A COLD FRONT FROM THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE FRIDAY NIGHT.
THE THUNDERSTORMS THAT PRECEDE THE COLD FRONT FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING COULD BECOME STRONG WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL. ONCE THE COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT, LESS HUMID AIR IS FORECAST TO BUILD DOWN FROM THE NORTHWEST
AND BRING A DRY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

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June 23, 2005

Hot here, Weather in Sweden

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
400 AM EDT FRI JUN 24 2005

...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE WEEKEND OVER
EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, DELAWARE, AND NORTHEASTERN
MARYLAND...

A SOUTHWEST FLOW OF AIR AT THE SURFACE, AND STRENGTHENING HIGH
PRESSURE IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WILL COMBINE TO CAUSE A RETURN OF
HEAT AND HUMIDITY FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE
WELL INTO THE 80S TODAY, BUT EVEN HOTTER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST FOR
SATURDAY, WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER AND MID 90S EXPECTED
AWAY FROM THE OCEAN AND BAYS. TEMPERATURES COULD BE A COUPLE OF
DEGREES LOWER SUNDAY, BUT IT WILL REMAIN HOT AND HUMID. THE HEAT
INDEX MAY RISE TO NEAR 100 FOR AN HOUR OR TWO SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
ESPECIALLY AT URBAN LOCATIONS, AND PARTICULARLY IN AND NEAR
PHILADELPHIA. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER NEAR THE WATER, AND OVER
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE POCONOS AND FAR NORTHWESTERN NEW JERSEY.

LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IF POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOTTEST
PART OF THE DAY, FROM NOON TO AROUND 7:00 PM.

WHEN GOING OUTDOORS IN THE HEAT AND SUN, WEAR LIGHT COLORED AND
LOOSE CLOTHING, AS WELL AS A HAT AND SUNBLOCK. BE SURE TO CHECK ON
ELDERLY RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS, AS THE ELDERLY AND INFIRM ARE MOST
SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS. ALSO, ENSURE THAT
OUTDOOR PETS HAVE SHADE AND PLENTY OF WATER. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR
PETS IN A CLOSED VEHICLE.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN WELL ABOVE NORMAL AT LEAST FOR
EARLY NEXT WEEK, ALTHOUGH THEY MAY BE A COUPLE OF DEGREES LESS HOT
THAN OVER THE WEEKEND.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS FOR THE LATEST WEATHER
INFORMATION.
_________________
If you are traveling (as the Weather Blog editor is) check local weather stations, such as the one at sweden.se which also has a satellite map for all of Scandinavia.
(To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit temperatures use this converter.)
_________________
Don't miss today's story in the Sun: Blowing in the Wind
Every year, the United States and the Caribbean get a dusting from Asian and African deserts. The results are not pretty and may be getting worse.

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